Professor Judi Hewitt

BSc, MSc, PhD

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I gained my PhD from Abo Akademie, Finalnd in 2003 in Statistical Ecology.  I worked for NIWA for many years on coastal and estuarine research before joining the Joint Graduate School for marine science.  I now work for the University 50% of my time, mainly doing research around Ecosystem-based management.

Research | Current

·       Coastal and estuarine marine ecology

·       Scale dependent processes in heterogeneous environments

·       Analysis of spatial and temporal variation in populations and communities

·       Functional, community and habitat biodiversity

·       Biological and ecological mapping


Fellow of the Royal Society NZ, NZMSS lifetime achievement award

Marine Sciences Life time achievement Award

Docent Marine Ecology, University of Helsinki

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Hope, J. A., Hewitt, J., Pilditch, C. A., Savage, C., & Thrush, S. F. (2020). Effect of Nutrient Enrichment and Turbidity on Interactions Between Microphytobenthos and a Key Bivalve: Implications for Higher Trophic Levels. FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, 710.3389/fmars.2020.00695
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Thrush
  • Gammal, J., Hewitt, J., Norkko, J., Norkko, A., & Thrush, S. (2020). Does the use of biological traits predict a smooth landscape of ecosystem functioning?. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 10 (19), 10395-10407. 10.1002/ece3.6696
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Thrush
  • O'Meara TA, Hewitt, J. E., Thrush, S. F., Douglas, E. J., & Lohrer, A. M. (2020). Denitrification and the Role of Macrofauna Across Estuarine Gradients in Nutrient and Sediment Loading. ESTUARIES AND COASTS, 43 (6), 1394-1405. 10.1007/s12237-020-00728-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Thrush
  • Clark, D. E., Hewitt, J. E., Pilditch, C. A., & Ellis, J. I. (2020). The development of a national approach to monitoring estuarine health based on multivariate analysis. Marine pollution bulletin, 15010.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110602
  • Siwicka, E., Thrush, S. F., & Hewitt, J. E. (2020). Linking changes in species-trait relationships and ecosystem function using a network analysis of traits. Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America, 30 (1)10.1002/eap.2010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Thrush
  • Ellis, J. I., Jamil, T., Anlauf, H., Coker, D. J., Curdia, J., Hewitt, J., ... Hariprasad, D. (2019). Multiple stressor effects on coral reef ecosystems. Global change biology, 25 (12), 4131-4146. 10.1111/gcb.14819
  • Stephenson, F., Bulmer, R. H., Meredyth-Young, M., Meysick, L., Hewitt, J. E., & Lundquist, C. J. (2019). Effects of Benthic Protection Extent on Recovery Dynamics of a Conceptual Seafloor Community. FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, 610.3389/fmars.2019.00607
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Carolyn Lundquist
  • Hewitt, J. E., & Thrush, S. F. (2019). Monitoring for tipping points in the marine environment. Journal of environmental management, 234, 131-137. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.092
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Thrush

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 375
New Zealand