This is a recent list of publications in threatened species ecology and conservation biology from Dr Jamieson’s lab. [PDFs available after one year of publication.]  Publications from previous research programs of Dr Jamieson’s are available here Other publications.pdf.


Books and Book Chapters

Jamieson, I.G and Lacy R.C. 2012. Managing genetic issues in reintroduction biology. In Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management. First Edition. Edited by J. G. Ewen, D. P. Armstrong, K. A. Parker and P. J. Seddon. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. (2012)

Lee, W.G. and Jamieson, I.G. (eds.) The Takahe: Fifty Years of Conservation Management and Research. Dunedin, Otago University Press (2001). [Order from:]

Jamieson, I.G. and Ryan, C.J.  Island takahe: closure of the debate over the merits of introducing Fiordland takahe to predator-free islands. In The Takahe: Fifty Years of Conservation Management and Research. W.G. Lee and I.G. Jamieson, eds., pp. 96-113 Dunedin, Otago University Press (2001).

Refereed Journal Articles

Bergner, L.M., Jamieson, I.G. and Robertson, B.C. Combining genetic data to identify relatedness among founders in a genetically depauperate parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus). Conservation Genetics (in press). DOI 10.1007/s10592-014-0595-y.

Grueber, C.E., Wallis, G.P. and Jamieson, I.G. Episodic positive selection in the evolution of avian Toll-like receptor innate immunity genes. PLoS One 9(3): e89632 (2014). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089632.

Schadewinkel, R.B., Senior, A.M., Wilson, D.J. and Jamieson, I.G. Effect of pest control using aerially applied 1080 poison on South Island robins (Petroica australis). New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38(2), in press (2014).

Knafler, G.J., Fidler, A., Jamieson, I.G. and Robertson, B.C.  Evidence for multiple MHC class II β loci in New Zealand's critically endangered kakapo, Strigops habroptilus. Immunogenetics 66:115–121 (2014).

Kennedy, E.S. Grueber, C.E., Duncan, R.P. and Jamieson, I.G.  Severe inbreeding depression and no evidence of purging in an extremely inbred wild species - the Chatham Island black robin. Evolution 68-4: 987–995 (2014).  DOI 10.1111/evo.12315

Knafler, G. and Jamieson, I.G. Primers for the amplification of major histocompatibility complex class I and II loci in the recovering red-crowned parakeet. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 37–39 (2014). DOI 10.1007/s12686-013-0063-x

Parker, K.A., Ludwig, K., King, T., Brunton, D.H., Scofield, P. and Jamieson, I.G. Defining species limits in New Zealand saddleback Philesturnus spp. using vocalisations, morphology and mtDNA. New Zealand Journal of Zoology (in press).

Masuda, B.M., Fisher, P. and Jamieson, I.G. Anti-coagulant rodenticide brodifacoum detected in dead nestlings of an insectivorous passerine. New Zealand Journal of Ecology (in press).

Grueber, C.E. and Jamieson, I.G. Primers for amplification of innate immunity Toll-like receptor loci in threatened birds of the Apterygiformes, Gruiformes, Passeriformes and Psittaciformes. Conservation Genetics Resources (on-line).

Grueber, C.E., Wallis, G.P. and Jamieson, I.G. Genetic drift outweighs natural selection at toll-like receptor (TLR) immunity loci in a reintroduced population of a threatened species. Molecular Ecology (on-line).

Sutton, J.T, Robertson, B.C., Grueber, C.E. and Jamieson, I.G. Characterization of MHC class II B polymorphism in bottlenecked New Zealand saddlebacks reveals low levels of genetic diversity. Immunogenetics, (on-line).

Zachary, A., Chong, N. Michael G. Anderson, M.G., Ortiz-Catedral, L. Jamieson, I.G., Briskie, J.V., Cassey, P., Gill, B.J. and Hauber, M.E. Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Mohoua, endemic hosts of New Zealand's obligate brood parasitic Long-tailed Cuckoo (Eudynamis taitensis). Journal of Ornithology, (on-line).

Reynolds, M.H., Weiser, E., Jamieson, I.G. and Hatfield, J.S. Demographic variation and the reintroduction of Laysan Ducks (Anas laysanensis). Journal of Wildlife Management (on-line).

Townsend, S.M. and Jamieson, I.G. Inbreeding influences within-brood heterozygosity-fitness correlations (HFCs) in an isolated passerine population. Evolution (2013) (on-line).

Townsend, S.M. and Jamieson, I.G.  Molecular and pedigree measures of relatedness provide similar estimates of inbreeding depression in a bottlenecked population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 889-899 (2013).

Masuda, B. & Jamieson, I. G. Response of a reintroduced bird population to a rat reinvasion and eradication. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(2): 224-231 (2013).

Weiser, E., Grueber, C.E. and Jamieson, I.G. Simulating retention of rare alleles in small populations: assessing management options for species with different life histories. Conservation Biology, 27: 335-344 (2013).

Jamieson, I.G. and Allendorf, F.W. A school of red herring: reply to Frankham et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28(4): 188-189. (2013).

Santos, S.A., Jamieson, I.G., Santos, L.S. and Nakagawa, S. Low genetic and morphological differentiation between an introduced population of dunnocks in New Zealand and an ancestral population in England. Biological Invasions 15: 185-197 (2013).

Hegg, D., MacKenzie, D.I., Jamieson, I.G. Use of Bayesian population viability analysis to assess multiple management decisions in the recovery program of the takahe. Oryx, The International Journal of Conservation 47(1):144–152 (2013). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. and Allendorf, F.W. How does 50/500 rule apply to MVPs?  Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27(10): 578-584 (2012).

Grueber C.E., Wallis, G.P., King, T.M. and Jamieson I.G. Variation at innate immunity Toll-like Receptor genes in a bottlenecked population of a New Zealand robin. PLoS One 7(9): e45011 (2012).

Weiser, E., Grueber, C.E. and Jamieson, I.G. AlleleRetain: A program to assess management options for conserving allelic diversity in small, isolated populations. Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 1161-1167 (2012)

Jamieson, I. G. and Ludwig, K. Rat-wise robins quickly lose fear of rats when introduced to a rat-free island, Animal Behaviour 84(1): 225-229 (2012), [FEATURED ON TV3 NATIONAL NEWS: < predators/tabid/1216/articleID/258034/ Default.aspx>.]

Masuda, B.M. and Jamieson, I.G. Age-specific differences in settlement rates of saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus) reintroduced to a fenced mainland sanctuary. NZ Journal of Ecology, 36(2), 123-130 (2012).

Grueber, C.E., Maxwell, J., Jamieson, I.G. Are introduced takahe populations on offshore islands at carrying capacity? Implications for genetic management. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36(2):223-227 (2012).

Dey, C., Quinn, J.S. and Jamieson, I.G. Reproductive skew and female trait elaboration in a cooperatively breeding rail. Ibis: International Journal of Avian Science, 154: 452-560, (2012).

Townsend, S.M., King, T.M., Jamieson, I.G. Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers from the South Island robin (Petroica australis). Conservation Genetics Resources, 4:633-636 (2012).

Quinn, J.S., Haselmayer, J., Dey, C., Jamieson, I.G. Tolerance of female co-breeders in joint-laying pukeko: the role of egg recognition and peace incentives. Animal Behaviour, 83(4): 1035-1041 (2012). [HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW SCIENTIST’S ZOOLOGGER:]

Hegg, D., Greaves, G., Maxwell, J.M., MacKenzie, D.I. , Jamieson, I.G. Demography of takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) in Fiordland: environmental factors and management affect survival and breeding success. NZ Journal of Ecology 36(1):375-89 (2012).

Sutton, J.T, Nakagawa, S., Robertson, B.C. & Jamieson,  I.G. Disentangling the roles of natural selection and genetic drift in shaping variation at MHC immunity genes. Molecular Ecology 20: 4408- 4420(2011). [PDF]

Sutton, J.T., Robertson, B.C., Jamieson, I.G. Dye drift: a neglected source of genotyping error in molecular ecology. Molecular Ecology Resources 11:514-520 (2011). [PDF]

Grueber, C. & Jamieson, I.G. Low genetic diversity and small population size of Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri (formerly Notornis) upon European arrival in 18th Century New Zealand. Ibis: International Journal of Ornithology 153: 384–394 (2011). [PDF]

Grueber, C., Nakagawa, S., Laws, R.J. & Jamieson, I.G. Multimodel inference in ecology and evolution: challenges and solutions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24:699–711 (2011). [PDF]

Tracy, L.N., Wallis, G., Efford M. & Jamieson, I. Preserving genetic diversity in threatened species reintroductions: how many individuals should be released? Animal Conservation 14: 439-446 (2011). [PDF]

Tracy, L.N. & Jamieson, I.G. Historic DNA reveals contemporary population structure results from anthropogenic effects, not pre-fragmentation patterns. Conservation Genetics 12: 517-526. (2011). [PDF]

Grueber, C.E., Waters, J.M. and Jamieson, I.G.The imprecision of heterozygosity-fitness correlations hinders the detection of inbreeding and inbreeding depression in a threatened species. Molecular Ecology 20:67-79 (2011). [PDF]

Laws, R.J. & Jamieson, I.G. Is lack of evidence of inbreeding depression in a threatened New Zealand robin indicative of reduced genetic load? Animal Conservation 14:47–55 . (2011) [PDF]

Laws, R.J., S.M. Townsend, S. Nakagawa and I.G. Jamieson. Limited inbreeding depression in a bottlenecked population is age but not environment dependent. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 645–652. (2010) [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. Founder effects, inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity in four avian reintroduction programs. Conservation Biology 25:115–123. (2010) [PDF]

Grueber, C.E., Laws, R.J., Nakagawa, S. and Jamieson, I.G. Inbreeding depression impacts the full life-history continuum of an endangered species. Conservation Biology 24: 1617:1625 (2010). [PDF]

Sutherland, W.J., D. Armstrong, S.M. Butchart, J.M. Earnhardt, J. Ewen, I. Jamieson, C.G. Jones, R. Lee, P. Newbery, J.D. Nichols, K.A. Parker, F. Sarrazin, P. Seddon, N. Shah, V. Tatayah. Standards for documenting and monitoring bird reintroduction projects. Conservation Letters 3:229–235 (2010). [PDF]

Michel, P. Dickinson, K.J.M., Barrett, B.I.P. and Jamieson, I.G. Habitat selection in reintroduced bird populations: a case study of Stewart Island robins and South Island saddlebacks on Ulva Island. NZ Journal of Ecology, 34: 237-246 (2010). [PDF]

Rhodes, B., O’Donnell, C. and Jamieson, I. The roles of predation, microclimate and cavity abundance in the evolution of New Zealand’s tree-cavity nesting avifauna. Notornis 56:190-200 (2009). [PDF]

Rhodes, B., O’Donnell, C. and Jamieson, I. Microclimate of natural cavity nests and its implications for a threatened secondary-cavity-nesting passerine of New Zealand, the South Island Saddleback. Condor 111:462-469 (2009). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. Loss of genetic diversity and inbreeding in New Zealand’s threatened bird species. Science for Conservation 293, Department of Conservation, Wellington. 59 p. (2009). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G., Taylor, S.S., Hegg, L., Kokko, H. and Armstrong, D.P. Why some species of birds do not avoid inbreeding: insights from New Zealand robins and saddlebacks. Behavioral Ecology 20:575-584 (2009). [PDF]

Michel, P., J. Jenkins, N. Mason, K.J.M. Dickinson and I.G. Jamieson. Assessing the ecological application of lasergrammetric techniques to measure fine-scale vegetation structure. Ecological Informatics 3:309-320 (2008). [PDF]

Grueber, C.E., Wallis, G.P. and Jamieson, I.G. Heterozygosity-fitness correlations and their relevance to studies on inbreeding depression in threatened species. Molecular Ecology 17:3978-3984 (2008). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G., Grueber, C.E., Waters, J.M. and Gleeson, D.M. Managing genetic diversity in threatened populations: a New Zealand perspective. NZ Journal of Ecology 32: 130-137 (2008). [PDF]

Grueber, C.E., King, T.M., Waters, J.M. and Jamieson, I.G. Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci from the endangered New Zealand takahe (Gruiformes; Rallidae; Porphyrio hochstetteri). Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 884-886. (2008). [PDF]

Taylor, S., Boessenkool, S. and Jamieson, I.G. Genetic monogamy in two long-lived New Zealand passerines. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 579-583 (2008). [PDF]

Michel, P., Dickinson, K.J.M., Barratt, B.I.P. and Jamieson, I.G. Multi-scale habitat models for re-introduced bird populations: a case study of South Island saddlebacks on Motuara Island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 32: 18-33 (2008). [PDF]

Taylor, S. and Jamieson, I.G. No evidence for loss of genetic variation following sequential translocations in extant populations of a genetically depauperate species. Molecular Ecology 17: 545-556 (2008). [PDF]

Grueber, C.E. and Jamieson, I.G. Quantifying and managing the loss of genetic variation in a free-ranging population of takahe through the use of pedigrees. Conservation Genetics 45: 645-651 (2008). [PDF]

Taylor, S. and Jamieson, I.G. Sex determination of South Island saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) using discriminant function analysis. Notornis, 54(2): 61-64 (2007). [PDF]

Taylor, S., Jamieson, I.G. and Wallis, G.P. Historic and contemporary levels of genetic variation in two New Zealand passerines with different histories of decline. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 2035-2047 (2007). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. Has the debate over genetics and extinction of island endemics truly been resolved? Animal Conservation, 10: 139-144 (2007). [FEATURED PAPER] [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. Role of genetic factors in extinction of island endemics: complementary or competing explanations? Animal Conservation, 10: 151-153 (2007). [PDF]

Taylor, S. and Jamieson, I.G. Factors affecting the survival of founding individuals in translocated New Zealand Saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus). Ibis, 149: 783-791 (2007). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G., L.N. Tracy, D. Fletcher and D.P. Armstrong. Moderate inbreeding depression in a                reintroduced population of North Island robins. Animal Conservation, 10: 95–102 (2007). [PDF]

Boessenkool, S., Taylor, S., Tepolt, C., Komdeur, J. and Jamieson, I.G. Large mainland populations of South Island robins retain greater genetic diversity than offshore island refuges. Conservation Genetics, 8: 705-714 (2007). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G., Wallis, G.P. and Briskie, J.V. Inbreeding and endangered species management: Is New Zealand out-of-step with the rest of the world? Conservation Biology 20(1): 38–47 (2006).  [PDF]

Taylor, S.S., I. G. Jamieson, and D. P. Armstrong. Successful island reintroductions of New Zealand robins and saddlebacks with small numbers of founders. Animal Conservation 8: 415–420 (2005). [PDF]

Steffans, K., Seddon, P.J., Mathieu, R. and Jamieson, I.G. Habitat selection by South Island saddlebacks and Stewart Island robins reintroduced to Ulva Island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 29(2): 221-230 (2005). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G., Grant, G. and Beaven, B. Capture and handling of saddlebacks during pre-nesting do not affect timing of egg-laying or reproductive success. Notornis 52(2): 82-86 (2005). [PDF]

Smith, D. H. V., Jamieson, I. G. and Peach, R. M. E. Importance of ground weta (Hemiandrus spp.) in stoat (Mustela erminea) diet in small montane valleys and alpine grasslands. Journal of Ecology 29(2): 207-214 (2005). [PDF]

Smith, D. and Jamieson, I.G. Lack of movement of stoats (Mustela erminea) between Nothofagus valley floors and alpine grasslands, with implications for the conservation of New Zealand's endangered fauna. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 29(1): 45-52 (2005). [PDF]

Hooson, S. and Jamieson, I.G. Variation in breeding success among re-introduced island populations of South Island Saddlebacks. Ibis 146: 417-426 (2004). [PDF]

Hooson, S. and Jamieson, I.G. Breeding biology of the South Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus). Notornis 50: 191-199 (2003).

Hooson, S. and Jamieson, I.G. The distribution and current status of the New Zealand Saddleback Philesturnus carunculatus. Bird Conservation International 13: 79-95 (2003). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. No evidence that dietary nutrient deficiency is related to poor reproductive success of translocated takahe. Biological Conservation 115: 165-170 (2003). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. and Wilson, C. Immediate and long-term effects of translocations on breeding success in Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri. Bird Conservation International 13:299-306 (2003). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G., Roy, M.S. and Lettink, M. Sex specific consequences of recent inbreeding in an ancestrally inbred population of New Zealand Takahe. Conservation Biology 17: 708-716 (2003). [PDF]

Lettink, M., Jamieson, I.G., Millar, C.D. and Lambert, D.M. Mating system and genetic variation in endangered New Zealand takahe. Conservation Genetics 3: 427-434 (2002). [PDF]

Haselmayer, J. and Jamieson, I.G. Increased predation on pukeko eggs after the application of rabbit control measures. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 25: 89-93 (2001). [PDF]

Small, A.O., Schlusser, K, Ryan, C.J., and Jamieson, I.G. Detecting sperm on the perivitelline membrane of incubated turkey eggs and its implications for research on fertility problems in endangered species. Wildlife Research 27: 635-637 (2000). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. and Ryan, C.J. Increased egg infertility associated with translocating inbred takahe to island refuges in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 94:107-114 (2000). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. and Ryan, C.J. Causes of low reproductive success of translocated Takahe (Porphyrio mantelli) on predator-free islands. Science for Conservation, Vol 125, 65pp., Department of Conservation, Wellington (1999).

Edge, K.A., Jamieson, I.G., and Darby, J. Parental investment and the management of an endangered penguin. Biological Conservation 88:367-378 (1999). [PDF]

Ryan, C.J. and Jamieson, I.G. Estimating the home range and carrying capacity for takahe (Porhyrio mantelli) on predator-free offshore islands: implications for future management.  New Zealand Journal of Ecology 22:17-24 (1998). [PDF]

Maxwell, J.M. and Jamieson, I.G. Survival and recruitment of captive-reared versus wild Takahe in Fiordland, New Zealand. Conservation Biology 11:683-691 (1997). [PDF]

Bunin, J.S., Jamieson, I.G. and Eason, D. Low reproductive success of the endangered Takahe Porphyrio mantelli on offshore island refuges in New Zealand. Ibis 139:144-151 (1997).

Bunin, J.S. and Jamieson, I.G. A cross-fostering experiment between the endangered takahe and its closest relative, the pukeko. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 20:209-213 (1996). [PDF]

Bunin, J.S. and Jamieson, I.G. Responses to a model predator by New Zealand's endangered Takahe and its closest relative, the pukeko. Conservation Biology 10:1463-1466 (1996). [PDF]

Bunin, J.S. and Jamieson, I.G. New approaches towards a better understanding of the decline of Takahe (Porphyrio mantelli) in New Zealand. Conservation Biology 9:100-106 (1995). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. and Spencer, H. The bill and foraging behaviour of the Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris): were they unique?  Notornis, 43:14-18 (1996).

Non-refereed Articles and Reports

Sutherland, W., Jamieson, I.G. and Atkinson, I. 2005. Kakapo Recovery Plan – 10-Year Technical Review. Unpublished Contract Report, Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Jamieson, I.G. and Wilson, G.C. Variation in inter-territory reproductive success of takahe introduced to predator-free islands. DOC Science Internal Series 151. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 12 p. (2003). [PDF]

Smith, D. and Jamieson, I.G. Movement, diet and relative abundance of stoats in an alpine habitat. DOC Science Internal Series 107. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 16 p. (2003). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G. and H. S. Easton. Does a toxic fungal endophyte of tall fescue affect reproduction of takahe on offshore islands? DOC Science Internal Series 89. Department of Conservation, Wellington, 9 p. (2002). [PDF]

Jamieson, I.G., Lee, W.G. and Maxwell, J.M. Fifty years of conservation management and re-introductions of the takahe in New Zealand. In Special Bird Issue: Re-introduction News, No. 19. Abu Dhabi, UAE, IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group (2000) 56 p.  [RNews19.pdf]