Kia ora! We are the Conservation, Systematics, and Evolution Research Team (ConSERT), based out of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our team is a collective of researchers collaborating in the labs of A/Prof Pieter Pelser and Prof Tammy Steeves. Check out our website for updates on current research projects from the ConSERT! You can also follow us on Twitter by using the hashtag #ConSERTeam.


ConSERT 2021. Front row (L-R): Ilina Cubrinovska (and Rimu), Lucy Howell, Jana Wold, Olivia Janes. Back row: Tammy Steeves, Seoljong Kim, Molly Magid, Pieter Pelser, Robb Eastman-Densem, Aisling Rayne. #ConSERTeam (including our #SmartAndKind Research Associates) in absentia: Nat Forsdick, Stephanie Galla, Roger Moraga, Ashleigh Marshall.


A group photo of ten of the members of ConSERT 2020, holding artworks of their focal species, where the organisms are wearing face masks.

ConSERT 2020. Front row (L-R): Pieter Pelser, Ilina Cubrinovska, Tammy Steeves, Jana Wold, Max Croll Dowgray. Back row: Seoljong Kim, Levi Collier-Robinson, Aisling Rayne, Molly Magid, Natalie Forsdick. In absentia: Stephanie Galla, Tara McAllister, Roger Moraga, Ashleigh Marshall.


ConSERT 2019. Front row (L-R): Natalie Forsdick, Jasper Obico, Jana Wold, Stephanie Galla, Ilina Cubrinovska (standing). Back Row: Tammy Steeves, Seoljong Kim, Aisling Rayne, Pieter Pelser, Max Croll-Dowgray, Roger Moraga. In absentia: Levi Collier-Robinson, Tara McAllister, Steve Pohe.


ConSERT 2018. Front row (L-R): Jana Wold, Jasper Obico. Middle row: Ilina Cubrinovska, Aisling Rayne, Tammy Steeves, Pieter Pelser, Stephanie Galla, Jennifer Schori. Back row: Levi Collier-Robinson, Roger Moraga, Lily Brailsford, Michael Bartlett. In absentia: Natalie Forsdick, Ashley Overbeek, Steve Pohe, Justin Pomeranz.