ICTAR Leadership

Prof. Craig Cary

Prof. Craig Cary

Director

Craig Cary is a Professor at the Univeristy of Waikato, studying microbial diveristy. He is one of several Principle Investigators and Field Event Leaders on the nzTABS project.

Prof. Allan Green

Prof. Allan Green

International Director

One of the head Principle Investigators in the Project, Allan Green is a New Zealand Proffessor often based in Spain. His interests focus on potosyentheis in lichens from all over the world, and has included sending Antarctic lichens into space.

Asso. Prof. Ian Hogg

Asso. Prof. Ian Hogg

Associate Director

Ian studies terrestrial Antarctic invertebrates, most particularly springtails, and is based at the University of Waikato. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Ian uses genetics to study the harsh ecosystems in which these organisms live.

Dr Charles Lee

Dr Charles Lee

Associate Director

A scientist based at the University of Waikato, Charlie researches the microbial ecology of the Antarctic Dry Vallies. He is involved with planning and executing ICTARS Antarctic field seasons, while working on his own rechearch program.

Asso. Prof. Ian McDonald

Asso. Prof. Ian McDonald

Affiliated Scientist

Originally from the U.K, Ian works at the University of Waikato studying the micro-organisms of the Dry Vallies. He has also helped verify the mapping of biology and geology in the vallies being studies by the ICTAR team.

Dr Craig Herbold

Dr Craig Herbold

Affiliated Scientist

From the United States, Craigs research has focused on the microbial diversity of Mt Erebus. He studies the microbes present in these geothermal soils, particulaly in terms of new species formation.