2001 - PhD Botany, University of Canterbury
1988 - BSc Botany, University of Auckland
Dr McKenzie is a research associate at Rhodes University, South Africa, and is the Production Editor of the African Journal of Range and Forage Science, Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology and Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science. Dr McKenzie has extensive writing experience and his research skills cover areas of plant taxonomy and nomenclature, DNA sequencing and PCR techniques, microscopy, phylogenetic and phenetic data analysis methods, pollination ecology, histology, cytology, PAGE electrophoresis, and the isolation and monosaccharide analysis of plant cell walls. Dr McKenzie began as an editor with Edanz Editing in 2007 and his current research is focused on plant systematics and evolution, specializing in groups in the Asteraceae family, phylogenetics, biogeography, morphology and reproductive biology, hybridization, and plant breeding systems.