Senior Lecturer; Lab Leader, AUT Lab for Cephalopod Ecology & Systematics (ALCES)
Phone: +649 921 9999 Ext. 6590
AUT North Shore Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Dr Bolstad leads a postgraduate research group (the AUT Lab for Cephalopod Ecology & Systematics / ALCES) focusing on squid systematics and ecology. She also leads and teaches on undergraduate papers Health & The Environment (HEAL507), Biodiversity (ENVS501), and Plant & Animal Taxonomy (ENVS624). She works across the schools of Science and Interprofessional Health Studies.
Dr Bolstad's research on cephalopods investigates systematics, ecology, biodiversity, and vision, primarily of deep-sea squids.
Her doctoral thesis, a global revision of the squid family Onychoteuthidae (available here), was published as a monograph in Zootaxa in 2010. She has also published on aspects of trophic ecology, reproduction, diversity, genetics, ontogeny and vision in this and other squid families.
Current postgraduate projects:
Recently completed postgraduate projects:
For full citation list, see Kat's Google Scholar profile. (* indicates students under my supervision)