- PhD (Biological Sciences). University of Auckland, 2009
- BSc. University of Auckland, 2003
- BA (English). University of Canterbury, 1994
Role at Cawthron
Emma Newcombe is a marine ecologist with experience running research projects in New Zealand, Chile, and the Antarctic Peninsula. She has extensive field experience in research and monitoring, including in coastal ecology, marine mammal distribution (nearshore and off-shore), and invasive species eradication. Her research has been published in the international scientific literature, and she has been involved in numerous outreach projects and events in both New Zealand and Chile.
Emma is a strong communicator, prior to her move to science she worked for over five years in communications and publishing. At Cawthron Emma has contributed to a range of research and monitoring projects including in shellfish ecology, environmental impacts of aquaculture, coastal monitoring frameworks, and biosecurity.
- Rocky reef ecosystems
- Trophic ecology
- Science communication and outreach
- New Zealand Marine Sciences Society
- Newcombe EM, Morrisey DJ and Newton MJ 2016. Advice for the NCC Whakamahere Whakatu Nelson Plan: water quality. Prepared for Nelson City Council. 33 pages plus appendices.
- Atalah J, Newcombe EM and Zaiko A 2016. Biocontrol of fouling pests: effect of diversity, identity and density of control agents. Marine Environmental Research. Volume 115. Pages 20-27.
- Newcombe EM and Johnston O 2016. Picton Bays environmental information and health assessment. Prepared for Marlborough District Council. 52 pages.
- Newcombe EM, Clark D, Gillespie PA, Morrisey DJ and MacKenzie LA 2015. Assessing the state of the marine environment in Tasman Bay and Golden Bay. Prepared for Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council. 70 pages plus appendix.
- Newcombe EM, Sciascia P, Heasman KG , Spinks A, Poutama M, Smith H and Sinner J 2015. Towards revitalisation of toheroa in the Horowhenua. Prepared for Taiao Raukawa and Manaaki Taha Moana. 35 pages.
- Newcombe EM and Gillespie PA 2015. Marlborough’s coastal water quality classification: Standards for shellfish gathering and contact recreation classes. Prepared for Marlborough District Council. 27 pages.
- Atalah J, Newcombe EM, Hopkins GA and Forrest BM 2014. Potential biocontrol agents for biofouling on artificial structures. Biofouling Sep 2014: 30(8):999-1010. doi: 10.1080/08927014.2014.956734.
- Newcombe EM, Poutama M, Allen C, Smith H, Clark D, Atalah J, Spinks A, Ellis J and Sinner J 2014. Kaimoana on beaches from Hokio to Otaki, Horowhenua. Prepared for Taiao Raukawa and Manaaki Taha Moana. 40 pages plus appendices.
- Newcombe EM, Smith H, Poutama M, Clark D, Spinks A, Ellis J and Sinner J 2014. Faecal contamination of shellfish on the Horowhenua coast. Prepared for Taiao Raukawa and Manaaki Taha Moana. 15 pages.
- Newcombe EM, Cardenas CA and Geange S 2012. Green sea urchins structure invertebrate and macroalgal communities in the Magellan Strait, Southern Chile. In press, Aquatic Biology.
- Clark D, Newcombe EM, Forrest RW, Keeley N, Goodwin E and Jiang W 2012. Stage one development of subzones (I) and (K) in Tasman Bay AMA 3: Summary Report - Addendum. Cawthron Report 2176A. Prepared for Tasman Mussels Limited and Tasman Bay Ring Road Farming Limited. 70 pages plus appendices.
- Clark D, Newcombe EM, Forrest RW, Keeley N, Goodwin E and Jiang W 2012. Stage one development of subzones (P) and (Q) in Golden Bay AMA 2: Summary Report. Prepared for Golden Bay Ring Road Farming Ltd. 73 pages plus appendices.
- Newcombe EM and Cardenas CA 2011. Rocky reef benthic assemblages in the Magellan Strait and the South Shetland Islands (Antarctica). Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 46 (2):177-188.
- Olavarría C, Acevedo J, Gibbons J and Newcombe EM 2010. Southernmost distribution of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Eastern South Pacific. Aquatic Mammals 36 (3):288-293.
- Newcombe EM and Taylor RB 2010. Trophic cascades in a seaweed-epifauna-fish food chain. Marine Ecology Progress Series 408:161-167.