Monique Wheat is an environmental scientist, based at Morphum Environmental's Auckland office. She has an academic background in environmental science, biosecurity and biological science. For her Master of Science, Monique undertook ecological research into how Kauri Dieback disease interacts and affects its host, the native kauri tree. She examined disease dynamics of affected stands of regenerating kauri forest in the Waitākere Ranges using dendrochronological techniques, spatial ecology and vegetation analysis.

In the Environmental Science team, Monique is involved in field work and reporting for a range of environmental projects including ecological impact assessments, stream ecological valuations (SEV) and watercourse assessments.

In her spare time, Monique can be found taking part in various volunteer activities, including event coordination for NZAEE Seaweek, riparian plantings, stream clean-ups and harbour rubbish clean-ups. She is also an active member of the Auckland Botanical Society and the New Zealand Ecological Society.


  • Ecological field work.
  • Laboratory analysis.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Science education.
  • Management of field teams.
  • Volunteer coordination.
  • Data management.