Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity


Recent publications

Our academic staff members and students publish their findings regularly. Find below a list of 2012 and 2013 publications.

  • Ward DF, Stanley MC (2013). Site occupancy and detection probability of Argentine ant populations . Journal of Applied Entomology 137(3):197-203 .
  • Avila GA, Berndt LA, Holwell GI (2013). First releases and monitoring of the biological control agent Cotesia urabae Austin and Allen (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). New Zealand Entomologist 36(2):65-72.
  • Avila GA, Berndt LA, Holwell GI (2013). Dispersal behavior of the parasitic wasp Cotesia urabae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A recently introduced biocontrol agent for the control of Uraba lugens (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) in New Zealand. Biological Control 66(3):166-172.
  • Veale AJ, Clout MN, Edge K-A, Mcmurtrie P, Fewster RM, Gleeson DM (2013). Using genetic techniques to quantify reinvasion, survival and in situ breeding rates during control operations. Molecular Ecology.
  • Kelly M, Gaskett A, Toft R (2013). Pollination and insect visitors to the putatively brood-site deceptive endemic spurred helmet orchid, Corybas cheesemanii. New Zealand Journal of Botany 51(3):155-167.
  • Toth CA, Parsons S (2013). Is lek breeding rare in bats? Journal of Zoology 291(1):3-11.
  • Wyse SV, Burns BR, Wright SD. (2013). Distinctive vegetation communities are associated with the long-lived conifer Agathis australis (new zealand kauri, araucariaceae) in new zealand rainforests. Austral Ecology.
  • Gillman LN, Wright SD (2013). Species richness and evolutionary speed: The influence of temperature, water and area. Journal of Biogeography.
  • Marske KA, Leschen RAB, Buckley TR (2013). Concerted versus independent evolution and the search for multiple refugia: comparative phylogeography for four forest beetles. Evolution 66 (6):1862-1877.
  • Dhami MK, Weir BS, Taylor MW, Beggs JR (2013). Diverse honeydew-consuming fungal communities associated with scale insects. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70316.
  • Rayner, M. J., Gaskin, C. P., Stephenson, B. M., Fitzgerald, N. B., Landers, T. J., Robertson, B. C., Scofield, P. R., Ismar, S. M. H., & Imber, M. J. (2013) Brood patch and sex-ration observations indicate breeding timing in New Zealand Storm Petrel (Fregetta maoriana). Marine Ornithology 41: 107-111.
  • Brown RL, El-sayed AM, Suckling DM, Stringer LD, J R Beggs (2013). Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) gynes use a sex pheromone to attract males. Canadian Entomologist 145 (4): 389-397.
  • Soper J; J R Beggs (2013). Assessing the impact of an introduced bee, Anthidium manicatum on pollinator communities in NZ. New Zealand Journal of Botany 51: 213-228.
  • Priddel, D., Carlile, N., Portelli, D., Kim, Y., O’Neill, L., Bretagnolle, V., Balance, L. T., Phillips, R. A., & Rayner, M. J., (in press) Pelagic distribution of Gould’s petrel Pterodorma leucoptera: linking sight records of seabirds with remote tracking data. Bird Conservation International.
  • Krull, C.R., Burns, B.R., Choquenot, D., & Stanley, M.C. (2013). Feral pigs in a temperate rainforest ecosystem: disturbance and ecological impacts. Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0444-9.
  • Dunning, L.T., Dennis, A.B., Park, D.C., Sinclair, B.J., Newcomb, R.D., Buckley, T.R. (2013). Identification of cold-responsive genes in a New Zealand alpine stick insect using RNA-Seq. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 8: 24-31.
  • Kelly D., Geldenhuis A., James A., Holland E.P., Plank M.J., Brockie R.E., Cowan P.E., Harper G.A., Lee W.G., Maitland M.J., Mark A.F., Mills J.A., Wilson P.R., Byrom A.E. (2013). Of mast and mean: differential-temperature cue makes mast seeding insensitive to climate change. Ecology letters 16(1): 90-98.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12020/pdf.
  • Tanentzap A.J., Lee W.G., Monks A. (2013). Increased nitrogen cycling facilitates native forest regeneration: potential for restoring extinct ecological processes? Ecological Applications 23 (1): 36-45.
  • Sutherland W.J., Dicks L.V., Prior S.V., Bardsley .S, Clout M., Depledge M.H., Fellman L., Fleishman E., Gibbons D.W., Keim B., Lickorish F., Margerison C., Monk K.A., Norris K., Peck L.S., Scharlemann J.P.W., Scharlemann J.P.W., Spalding M.D., Watkinson A.R. (2013). A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2013. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28(1):16-22.
  • Glen A.S., Byrom A.E., Pech R.P., Cruz J., Schwab A., Sweetapple P.J., Yockney I., Nugent G., Coleman M., Whitford J. (2012). Ecology of brushtail possums in a New Zealand dryland ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(1): 29-37.
  • Bassett, I.E., Beggs, J.R, Hankin, R., Paynter, Q. (2012). Characterising alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides; Amaranthaceae) invasion at a northern New Zealand lake. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36 (2), 216-222.
  • Krull, C.R., Ranjard, L., Landers, T. J., Ismar, S.M.H., Matthews, J.L. & Hauber, M.E. (2012). Analysis of sex and individual differences in vocalizations of adult Australasian gannets (Morus serrator) using a dynamic time warping algorithm. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132 (2): 1189-1198.
  • Sheppard C.S. (2012). Potential spread of recently naturalised plants in New Zealand under climate change. Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0605-3. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-012-0605-3.
  • Crush, J.R., Lee, W.G., Lloyd, K.M. (2012). Root mass distribution patterns in species of Chionochloa and Festuca from New Zealand. Acta Ecologica Sinica 32 (4): 189-194.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1872203212000224.
  • Krull, C., Waipara, N., Burns, B.R., Choquenot, D., Gormley, A.M., Stanley, M. C. (2012). Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence: pigs as vectors of soil borne pathogens. Austral Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02444.x. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02444.x/full.
  • Sheppard C.S., Alexander J.M. and Billeter R. (2012). The invasion of plant communities following extreme weather events under ambient and elevated temperature. Plant Ecology 213(8): 1289-1301.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11258-012-0086-5.
  • MacKay J.W.B., Alexander A., Hauber M.E., Murphy E.C., Clout M.N. (2012). Does genetic variation among invasive house mice in New Zealand affect eradication success?. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(1) In Press.
  • Damken, C., Perry, G., Jacqueline R. Beggs (2012). Complex habitat changes along elevational gradients interact with resource requirements of insect specialist herbivores. Ecosphere 3(12). www.esajournals.org/toc/ecsp/3/12
  • Bassett, I.E., Paynter, Q. Beggs, J.R (2012). Invertebrate community composition differs between invasive herb alligator weed and native sedges. Acta Oecologica 41: 65-73.
  • Pattemore, D.E. & Anderson, S.H. (2012). Severe pollen limitation in populations of the New Zealand
    shrub
    Alseuosmia macrophylla (Alseuosmiaceae) can be attributed to the loss of pollinating bird species.Austral Ecology 38(1): 95-102.
  • Johnston, P.R., Johansen, R.B., Williams, A.F.R., Wilkie, J.P. & Park, D. (2012). Patterns of fungal diversity in New Zealand Nothofagus forests. Fungal Biology, 116(3): 401 - 412.
  • Perry, G.L.W., Wilmshurst, J.M., McGlone, M.S., & Napier, A. (2012). Reconstructing spatial vulnerability to forest loss by fire in pre-historic New Zealand. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00745.x.
  • Samaniego-Herrera, A. and Y. Bedolla-Guzmán. (2012). Land crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura, Gecarcinidae) on Isabel Island, Mexico, including a new record, and its relation to the removal of invasive rats. Crustaceana 85 (8): 1007-1011.
  • Stanley, M.C., Nathan, H., Phillips, L., Knight, S., Galbraith, J., Winks, C., Ward, D. (2012). Invasive interactions: Can Argentine ants indirectly increase the reproductive output of a weed? Arthropod-Plant Interactions, Online. doi:10.1007/s11829-012-9215-2.
  • Dhami MK (2012) Observations of the novel invasive ant-scale insect interactions on the threatened vine Tecomanthe speciosa in Auckland. The Weta 43: 25-28.
  • Perry, G.L.W., Wilmshurst, J.M., McGlone, M.S., McWethy, D.B. & Whitlock, C. (2012). Explaining fire-driven landscape transformation during the Initial Burning Period of New Zealand’s prehistory. Global Change Biology 18: 1609-21.
  • Jones, A.G., Forgie, S.A., Scott, D.J., Beggs, J.R. (2012). Generalist dung attraction response in a New Zealand dung beetle that evolved with an absence of mammalian herbivores. Ecological Entomology 37: 124-133.
  • Innes J, Lee WG, Burns B, Campbell-Hunt C, Watts C, Phipps H, Stephens T (2012). Role of predator-proof fences in restoring New Zealand’s biodiversity: a response to Scofield et al. (2011). New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(2) online.
  • Hurst, J.M., Stewart,G.H., Perry, G.L.W., Wiser, S.K. & Norton, D.A. (2012). Determinants of tree mortality in mixed old-growth Nothofagus forest. Forest Ecology and Management 270: 189–199.
  • Veale, A. J.; Hannaford, O. D.; Russell, J. C.; Clout, M. N. (2012). Modelling the distribution of stoats on New Zealand offshore islands. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36 (1): 38-47.
  • Russell, J. C.; Ruffino, L. (2012). The influence of spatio-temporal resource fluctuations on insular rat population dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 279 (1729): 767-774.
  • Le Corre, M.; Jaeger, A.; Pinet, P.; Kappes, M. A.; Weimerskirch, H.; Catry, T.; Ramos, J. A.; Russell, J. C.; Shah, N.; Jacquemet, S. (2012). Tracking seabirds to identify potential Marine Protected Areas in the tropical western Indian Ocean. Biological Conservation (in press).
  • Nathan, H.W. MacKay, J.W.B., Clout, M.N., and Murphy, E.C. (2012). Strategies for the detection of house mice (Mus musculus) on a recently invaded island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology (In press).
  • Ward, D.F., Stanley, M.C. (2012). Site occupancy and detection probability of Argentine ant populations. Journal of Applied Entomology (in press) DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2012.01722.x.
  • Stanley, M.C., & Ward, D.F (2012). Impacts of Argentine ants on invertebrate communities: below-ground consequences? Biodiversity and Conservation (in press).
  • Goldwater, N., Perry, G.L.W., & Clout, M.N. (2012). Responses of house mice to the removal of mammalian predators and competitors. Austral Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02356.x).
  • Wooster, M.J., Perry, G.L.W & Zoumas, A. (2012). Fire, drought and El Niño relationships on Borneo (south-east Asia) during the pre-MODIS era (1980-2000). Biogeosciences 9: 317-340.
  • Stokes, V.L., Banks, P.B. and Pech, R.P. (2012). Influence of residency and social odors in interactions between competing native and alien rodents. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 329–338.
  • Seldon D.S., Leschen R.A.B., Liebherr J.K. (2012). A new species of Mecodema (Carabidae: Broscini) from Northland, New Zealand, with notes on a newly observed structure within the female genitalia. New Zealand Entomologist 35(1): 39-50.
  • Tanentzap AJ, Walker S, Stephens RTT, Lee WG (2012). A framework for predicting species extinction by linking population dynamics with habitat loss. Conservation Letters 5:149–156.
  • Tanentzap AJ, Lee WG, Coomes DA (2012). Soil nutrient supply modulates temperature-induction cues in mast seeding grasses. Ecology 93:462–469. (Recommended by Faculty of 1000).
  • Lee WG, Tanentzap AJ, Heenan PB (2012). Plant radiation history affects community assembly: evidence from the New Zealand alpine. Biology Letters (in press) doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.1210.
  • Manpreet K. Dhami, Adrian P. Turner, Peter Deines, Jacqueline R. Beggs, Michael W. Taylor (2012). Ultrastructural and molecular characterization of a bacterial symbiosis in the ecologically important scale insect family Coelostomidiidae. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 81(3): 537-546.
  • Kaczorowski R, Seliger A, Gaskett A, Wigsten S, Raguso R. (2012). Corolla shape vs. size in flower choice by a nocturnal hawkmoth pollinator. Functional Ecology 26(3): 577-587.
  • Gaskett, AC (2012). Floral shape mimicry and variation in sexually deceptive orchids with a shared pollinator. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106: 469–481.
  • Etherington, T.R. (2012). Mapping organism spread potential by integrating dispersal and transportation processes using graph theory and catchment areas. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 26(3): 541-556.
  • Alfonso Aguirre-Muñoz, Araceli Samaniego-Herrera, Luciana Luna-Mendoza, Antonio Ortiz-Alcaraz, Federico Méndez-Sánchez (2012). The Island Conservation NGO: some important clarifications. Biodiversity and Conservation 21(8): 69-2172.http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10531-012-0305-3.
  • Gardner-Gee, R.; Beggs, J.R. (2012) Invasive wasps, not birds, dominate in a temperate honeydew system. Austral Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02412.x.
  • Rayner, M. J., Taylor, G. A., Gummer, H. D., Phillips, R. A., & Thompson, D. R. (2012). The breeding cycle, year-round distribution and activity patterns of the endangered Chatham Petrel (Pterodroma axillaris). Emu 112 (2): 107-116.
  • Lusk C, Perez-Millaqueo M, Saldaña A, Burns B, Laughlin DC, Falster D (2012). Seedlings of temperate rainforest conifer and angiosperm trees differ in self-shading and leaf area display. Annals of Botany doi:10.1093/aob/mcs095.
  • Manpreet K Dhami, Gardner-Gee R, Houtte JV, Villas-Boas SG and Beggs JR (2012). Species-specific chemical signatures from scale insect honeydew. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37(11): 1231-41. www.springerlink.com/content/1669vrt28vmp4187/fulltext.pdf.
  • Veale, A.J., Clout, M.N, and Gleeson D. M. (2012). Genetic population assignment reveals a long-distance incursion to an island by a stoat (Mustela erminea). Biological Invasions 14 (3): 735-742.
  • Russell JC, Ruffino L (2012) The influence of spatio-temporal resource fluctuations on insular rat population dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 279 (1729): 767-774.
  • Lee W.G., Tanentzap A.J., Heenan P.B. (2012). Plant radiation history affects community assembly: evidence from the New Zealand alpine. Biology Letters DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2011.1210.