Jono Tonkin

Senior Lecturer and Rutherford Discovery Fellow at University of Canterbury

Jono is a Senior Lecturer and Rutherford Discovery Fellow at the University of Canterbury. Jono is a population and community ecologist. His research programme is increasingly focused on developing modelling approaches to forecast ecological responses to environmental change. He seeks to develop solutions to prepare freshwater ecosystems for an uncertain future, including quantitative forecasting methods that are robust to hydro-climatic change, and solutions for increasing ecosystem resilience. After receiving his PhD from Massey University in 2012, Jono spent six years in China, Germany and the USA, before returning to NZ to take up a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. In this time, Jono has published 68 peer-reviewed articles, attracted more than $2 million in funding, and received the NZ Freshwater Sciences Society Early Career Researcher Award and the University of Canterbury Early and Emerging Researcher Award. Jono is also a Principal or Associate Investigator at two NZ Centres of Research Excellence and the MBIE-funded Antarctic Science Platform.

Ecological consequences of making room for rivers

Wed 11:00 am