Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity


Recent publications

Our academic staff members and students publish their findings regularly. Find below a list of selected 2015 and 2016 publications.

  • Holwell GI, Allen PJD, Goudie F, Duckett PE, Painting CJ (2016). Male density influences mate searching speed and copulation duration in millipedes (Polydesmida: Gigantowales chisholmi).Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
  • Russell JC, Cole NC, Zuël N, Rocamora G (2016). Introduced mammals on Western Indian Ocean islands. Global Ecology and Conservation 6:132-144.
  • Bodley EJ, Beggs JR, Toft R, Gaskett AC (2016) Flowers, phenology and pollination of the endemic New Zealand greenhood orchid Pterostylis brumalis. New Zealand Journal of Botany 1-20 12.
  • Drummond AJ, Newcomb RD, Buckley TR, Xie D, Dopheide A, Potter BC, Heled J, Ross HA, Tooman L, Grosser S, et al. (2016) Evaluating a multigene environmental DNA approach for biodiversity assessment. GigaScience 4:46.
  • Morales NS, Perry GLW, Burns BR (2016) Fencing is not enough to reinstate regeneration: Evidence from a large fruited canopy tree Beilschmiedia tawa. Forest Ecology and Management 376:36-44.
  • Hayward, M. W., Child, M. F., Kerley, G. I. H., Lindsey, P. A., Somers, M. J., & Burns, B. (2015). Ambiguity in guideline definitions introduces assessor bias and influences consistency in IUCN Red List status assessments. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 3.
  • Lin, Y.-S. et al. (2015). Optimal stomatal behaviour around the world. Nature Climate Change, 5 (5), 459-464.
  • Macinnis-Ng, C., & Schwendenmann, L. (2015). Litterfall, carbon and nitrogen cycling in a southern hemisphere conifer forest dominated by kauri (Agathis australis) during drought. Plant Ecology, 216 (2), 247-262.
  • Macinnis-Ng, C., Wyse, S., Veale, A., Schwendenmann, L., & Clearwater, M. (2015). Sap flow of the southern conifer, Agathis australis during wet and dry summers. Trees - Structure and Function.
  • Russell, J. C., Caut, S., Anderson, S. H., & Lee, M. (2015). Invasive rat interactions and over-invasion on a coral atoll. Biological Conservation, 185, 59-65.
  • Constantine, R. et al. (2015). Mitigation of vessel-strike mortality of endangered Bryde’s whales in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Biological Conservation, 186, 149-157.
  • Garland, E. C. et al. (2015). Population structure of humpback whales in the western and central South Pacific Ocean as determined by vocal exchange among populations. Conservation Biology.
  • Wyse, S. V., Beggs, J. R., Burns, B. R., & Stanley, M. C. (2015). Protecting trees at an individual level provides insufficient safeguard for urban forests. Landscape and Urban Planning, 141, 112-122.
  • Galbraith, J. A., Beggs, J. R., Jones, D. N., & Stanley, M. C. (2015). Supplementary feeding restructures urban bird communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
  • Gardner-Gee, R., Stanley, M. C., & Beggs, J. R. (2015). Re-forestation restores native dominance in an island beetle fauna. Restoration Ecology, 23 (3), 268-276.
  • Evans, A. E., Towns, D. R., & Beggs, J. R. (2015). Relative importance of sugar resources to endemic gecko populations in an isolated island ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 39 (2).
  • Todd, J. H., Barratt, B. I. P., Tooman, L., Beggs, J. R., & Malone, L. A. (2015). Selecting non-target species for risk assessment of entomophagous biological control agents: Evaluation of the PRONTI decision-support tool. Biological Control, 80, 77-88.