Tammy Steeves - People - Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Tammy Steeves


Senior Lecturer in Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics


PhD (Queen's University, Canada)
MSc (American University, USA)
BSc (University of Calgary, Canada)


Biology 533

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 369 5378 internal 95378
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: tammy.steeves@canterbury.ac.nz
Postal Address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Research and Publications

Tammy's UC Research Profile

My main research interests focus on the ecological and evolutionary processes that contribute to the formation and maintenance of species boundaries, particularly in threatened shorebirds and seabirds. The novelty of my research stems from my application of population genetic, phylogeographic and phylogenetic methods to ancient and modern DNA to: (1) test explicit hypotheses regarding the evolutionary histories of natural populations and (2) develop conservation genetic management strategies for species at risk.