Ian Hogg

Assoc. Prof. Ian Hogg

University of Waikato

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Ian is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. His research interests focus on aquatic ecology (freshwater and marine) and Antarctic/Arctic terrestrial biology. He is particularly interested in the genetic structure and conservation of natural populations, as well as their responses to global climatic changes, and has used genetic markers such as mitochondrial DNA to assess patterns of species and genetic diversity for a range of taxa. Ian obtained his Master of Applied Science from the University of Canberra in 1989 and his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1995. Following a two year Fellowship at the Centre Saint-Laurent (Environment Canada) in Montreal, he took up a Lecturer position at the University of Waikato. He has spent 16 field seasons studying terrestrial life along the Transantarctic Mountains in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica and has been supported by Antarctica New Zealand and the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI). He is currently Associate Director of the International Centre for Antarctic Research (ICTAR), and is a steering committee member for the Antarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA) programme of SCAR and for the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) initiative.


Key publications


Hogg ID and Wall DH (2011) Global Change and Antarctic Terrestrial BiodiversityPolar Biology, 34: 1625-1627. Editors of a special issue on Global Change and Antarctic Terrestrial Biodiversity. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-011-1108-9 

Green TGA, Sancho LG, Türk R, Seppelt RD, and Hogg ID (2011) High diversity of lichens at 84º S, Queen Maud Mountains, suggests preglacial survival of species in the Ross Sea Region, AntarcticaPolar Biology, 34: 1211–1220. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-011-0982-5 

Hogg ID, Cary SC, Convey P, Newsham K, O’Donnell A, Adams BJ, Aislabie J, Frati F, Stevens MI, and Wall DH (2006) Biotic interactions in Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems: are they a factor? Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 38: 3035-3040. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2006.04.026

Stevens MI, Greenslade P, Hogg ID, and Sunnucks P (2006) Southern Hemisphere Springtails: could any have survived glaciation of Antarctica? Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23:874–882. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msj073 

Hogg ID and Hebert PDN (2004) Biological identification of springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) from the Canadian Arctic, using mitochondrial DNA barcodesCanadian Journal of Zoology, 82: 749-754. DOI: 10.1139/z04-041