School of Biological Sciences

Prof Kevin Gould

School of Biological Sciences

Phone: 04 463 6649
Location: Room 724, New Kirk Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Prof Kevin Gould

Research Projects

My research has focused on the structural and physiological mechanisms through which plants tolerate environmental stressors. Recent projects have included:

  • roles of anthocyanin pigments in the photoprotection, UV-B screening, and thermotolerance of leaves in native New Zealand plants;
  • foliar aposematism as an anti-herbivore defence;
  • protective functions of betalains and anthocyanins in stems;
  • free radicals and antioxidant defences in shoots and roots under stress;
  • cellular basis for the modification of flower colour;
  • nitric oxide as a mediator of plant stress responses;
  • protective mechanisms in New Zealand liverworts;
  • evaluation of antioxidants from native plant extracts and traditional Maori foods as nutritional supplements for humans.

Visit the Plant Biology web page.

View my publications

PhD scholarship available