Emily Hotham

Key Info

Kia ora!

I am a conservation biologist with a passion for amphibian ecology and conservation. I am particularly interested in applied conservation and the impact of external stressors on amphibians.

Through my research and communications, I hope to show how magnificent amphibians are, their significance in functioning ecosystems, and the importance of citizen science.

Having moved over from Aotearoa, New Zealand, I am looking forward to the diversity in herpetofauna and the ability to listen to frogs calling.


Masters of Conservation Biology (Hons), Massey University, New Zealand. Thesis: The abundance and habitat use of Leiopelma archeyi in relation to land-use.

Bachelor of Ecology and Zoology (Double Major), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Other Appointments

Guest Editor, New Zealand Journal of Ecology


Hotham, E.R., Armstrong, D.P., & Muchna, K.M. (In Press). Abundance of Leiopelma archeyi in the Coromandel peninsula in relation to habitat and land-use. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, New Zealand