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Publications & Reports from Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management Reports

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Anderson, E. 2023. The efficacy of GPS-logged territory mapping for monitoring long-term population trends of northern Fiordland tokoeka ( Apteryx australis ‘northern Fiordland’). Wildlife Management Report: 343. University of Otago: Dunedin

Collie, F. 2023. Mountain wide pekapeka survey of Maungatautari Ecosanctuary. Wildlife Management Report: 344. University of Otago: Dunedin

Manning, L. 2023. Success of predation-mitigation strategies on the persistence of moko and shore skinks post-translocation to Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf. Wildlife Management Report: 345. University of Otago: Dunedin

Roos, N. 2023. Examining the distribution of New Zealand fur seals north of the Kawhia and Whakatāne coastlines. Wildlife Management Report: 346. University of Otago: Dunedin

van der Plas, M. 2023. Yearly trends and long-term outcomes of hoiho conservation efforts from 2017-2021. Wildlife Management Report: 347. University of Otago: Dunedin


Naylor, E. 2022. What can thermal imaging tell us about bat box use by Long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) in Hamilton City parks? Wildlife Management Report: 339. University of Otago, Dunedin

Galbraith, D. 2022. The New Zealand Fur Seal in Northland and Auckland – Recolonisation and Mortality. Wildlife Management Report 340. University of Otago, Dunedin

O’Sullivan, F. 2022. Plant phenology for hihi management. Wildlife Management Report 341. University of Otago, Dunedin

Pye, M. 2022. Big numbers of small wētā: nationally critical Tekapo ground wētā (Hemiandrus ‘furoviarius’) benefit from predator-exclusion fence. Wildlife Management Report 342. University of Otago, Dunedin

Johnston, A. 2022. What About the Wētā? Occupancy Modelling and Pest Control Summary of the Mahoenui Giant Wētā. Wildlife Management Report 348. University of Otago, Dunedin

Bourke, S.D. 2022. [ ]Investigating the role of individual fitness in the success of captively reared Kakī (Himantopus novaezelandiae) in the wild. Wildlife Management Report 348. University of Otago, Dunedin

Gibson, H. 2022. An assessment on the efficacy of stoat lures trialled on Secretary Island, Fiordland, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report 349. University of Otago, Dunedin

Horwood, M. 2022. A needle in a haystack: Monitoring banded rail in Waiōtahe Estuary, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report 350. University of Otago, Dunedin

Lewis, O. 2022. Post-Translocation modelling of North Island Riflemen (Acanthisitta chloris granti) in Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. Wildlife Management Report 351. University of Otago, Dunedin


Barron, T. 2021. Resident Long-tailed Bats in the Catlins region, South Island, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 333. University of Otago: Dunedin

Bonnett, E. 2021. The impact of human disturbance on breeding success of Little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor). Wildlife Management Report: 334. University of Otago: Dunedin

Bovey-Smith, A. 2021. National Blue Cod Strategy: Recreational Fisher Response to the July 2020 Rule Changes. Wildlife Management Report: 335. University of Otago: Dunedin

Douglas Withers, K. 2021. Telemetry tracking of western brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) in a complex environment. Wildlife Management Report: 336. University of Otago: Dunedin

Gray, E. 2021. Population report of the sunshine songbird (Notiomystis cincta) at Bushy Park Tarapuruhi. Wildlife Management Report: 337. University of Otago: Dunedin

Lasenby, J. 2021. Diet of mustelid species in the agricultural environment of the Taranaki ring plain, and an evaluation of GPS and LoRa network potential for collecting mustelid movement data. Wildlife Management Report: 338. University of Otago: Dunedin


Melchert, S. 2020. Using cameras to examine prey selection in Yellow-eyed Penguins (Megadyptes antipodes). Wildlife Management Report: 328. University of Otago: Dunedin

O'Connor, J. 2020. The spatial and habitat use of Black Rhino in the Sera Rhino Sanctuary, Kenya. Wildlife Management Report: 329. University of Otago: Dunedin

Turner, S. 2020. Effects of a sanctuary on common lizard populations.Wildlife Management Report: 330. University of Otago: Dunedin

Kelly, N. 2020. A scoping analysis: Using economics to inform management for a predator-free Te Manahuna Aoraki. Wildlife Management Report: 331. University of Otago: Dunedin

Ritter, S. 2020. The impact of human disturbance on little blue penguin chick success. Wildlife Management Report: 332. University of Otago: Dunedin


Sussex, E. 2019. Abundance estimation using camera traps for non-individually identifiable species: A case study from Bolivia. Wildlife Management Report: 321. University of Otago: Dunedin

Dillon, G. 2019. Implications of the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital for the survival rate of injured/Ill Yellow-eyed penguins Wildlife Management Report: 322. University of Otago: Dunedin

Hamilton, K. 2019. Kakapo interactions with bait stations on Whenua Hou. Wildlife Management Report: 323. University of Otago: Dunedin

Hope, K. 2019. Fire mitigation and the Goldfields: Impacts on serotinous obligate seeders and future management. Wildlife Management Report: 324. University of Otago: Dunedin

Lalor, K. 2019. Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve Restoration Plan, June 2019. Wildlife Management Report: 325. University of Otago: Dunedin

Flynn-Plummer, T. 2019. Patterns of area-use, habitat-use and emergence by barking geckos (Naultinus punctatus) following a penned release. Wildlife Management Report: 326. University of Otago: Dunedin

Thacker, T. 2019. The Mangaia Kingfisher: A study of population size and reproductive success. Wildlife Management Report: 327. University of Otago: Dunedin


Hunt, G. 2018. Abundance and resource selection of mice (Mus musculus) in the Mackenzie D=rylands, South Island, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 314. University of Otago: Dunedin

Oakes, G. 2018. Beluga Expedition 2017: Microplastics in the coastal waters of Scotland – Material type, densities and compositions. Wildlife Management Report: 315. University of Otago: Dunedin

Webb, E. 2018. The effect of nest placement characteristics and predation on nest survival in a predator-controlled urban environment. Wildlife Management Report: 316. University of Otago: Dunedin

Hernandez, FP. 2018. Residents perceptions of nature and pest control in the gateway communities to the Otago Peninsula. Wildlife Management Report: 317. University of Otago: Dunedin

Bovill, L. 2018. Examining social behaviour of a captive Otago Skink population through photo-analysis. Wildlife Management Report: 318. University of Otago: Dunedin

Seed, R. 2018. Identifying key benthic habitats and associated behaviours in foraging Yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes). Wildlife Management Report: 319. University of Otago: Dunedin

Periera, S. 2018. Post-release survgival and productivity of Black Stilts (Himantopus novaezelandiae) in the Mackenzie Basin. Wildlife Management Report: 320. University of Otago: Dunedin


Niu, E. 2017. Population trends and distribution change of wrybills and black-fronted terns I n Mckenzie Basin. Wildlife Management Report: 309. University of Otago: Dunedin

Wesney, J. 2017. Quantifying nest-site fidelity of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) in relation to pair-bond status and nest success. Wildlife Management Report: 310. University of Otago: Dunedin

Kruger, K. 2017. Visitor densities and behaviour influencing captive-held Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) behaviour and spatial distribution. Wildlife Management Report: 311. University of Otago: Dunedin

Mckenzie-Onah, R. 2017. The effect of feeding schedule on stereotypic and other behaviours in three Amur tigers. Wildlife Management Report: 312. University of Otago: Dunedin

Afriye-Agyemang, S. 2017. Assessing the success of the North Island robin (Petroica australis) translocation to the Ohope Scenic Reserve. Wildlife Management Report: 313. University of Otago: Dunedin


Ingram, AI. 2016. Trap placement and stoat trapping success above the treeline in the Haast Range, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 297. University of Otago: Dunedin

Wakelin, A. 2016. Utilising current technology to introduce downloadable, interactive, rainforest education to travellers' fingertips. Wildlife Management Report: 298. University of Otago: Dunedin

Conway, E. 2016. Abundance of feral cats at Ocean Beach & the implications for Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) management.. Wildlife Management Report: 299. University of Otago: Dunedin

Gray, E. 2016. The marked cost of PIT tag detection failures in Yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes). Wildlife Management Report: 300. University of Otago: Dunedin

Moore, F. 2016. Use it or lose it: the temporal effect of rat exposure on South Island robin (Petroica australis australis) antipredator responses. Wildlife Management Report: 301. University of Otago: Dunedin

Murdoch, H. 2016. Bird communities in different habitat types within the Mahu Whenua Covenants, Central Otago, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 302. University of Otago: Dunedin

Nicholls, J. 2016. Site assessments of two Canterbury braided rivers for the suitability pof reintroducing Kaki (Himantopus novaezelandiae). Wildlife Management Report: 303. University of Otago: Dunedin

Berard, D. 2016. At-sea resource selection of yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) on the South Otago Shelf, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 304. University of Otago: Dunedin

Wood, M. 2016. Establishing Shore and Moko skink populations in the presence of predatory birds at Rotoroa Island. Wildlife Management Report: 305. University of Otago: Dunedin

Stimson, N. 2016. Relative importance of variables likely contributing to takahe (Porphyrio hoschstetteri) chick mortality on Mana Island. Wildlife Management Report: 306. University of Otago: Dunedin

Bonham-Carter, N. 2016. A threat assessment highlighting community values for a Blue penguin population in need. Wildlife Management Report: 307. University of Otago: Dunedin

Powell, T. 2016. Comparing survival rates in kaka (Nestor meridionalis) populations between areas with and areas without pest control operations.. Wildlife Management Report: 308. University of Otago: Dunedin


Webb, D. 2015. The effect of management on rock wren nesting successs. Wildlife Management Report: 287. University of Otago: Dunedin

Goldsworthy, BM. 2015. Impacts of stomach pumping on breeding success and adult resightings of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes). Wildlife Management Report: 288. University of Otago: Dunedin

Cooper, J. 2015. Turning towards Bergmann's Rule: A morphometric study of Black-fronted terns. Wildlife Management Report: 289. University of Otago: Dunedin

Spencer, J. 2015. The Cromwell Chafer Beetle Natural Reserve: An ecosystem under threat from redback spiders and rabbits. Wildlife Management Report: 290. University of Otago: Dunedin

Simister, K. 2015. Natural incubatio9n parameters of Haast Tokoeka (Apteryx australis “Haast”) within the Haast Range, South Westland, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 291. University of Otago: Dunedin

McIvor, L. 2015. Female sex bias in Burwood Takahe  (Porphyrio hochstetteri). Wildlife Management Report: 292. University of Otago: Dunedin

Sharp, L. 2015. Behaviour of Haast Tokoeka and Rowi, the rarest kiwi species, in pre-release captivity. Wildlife Management Report: 293. University of Otago: Dunedin

Kirby-Crowe, M. 2015. Effect of predator control on kaka, yellow-crowned parakeet and mohua abundance: a Distance sampling analysis. Wildlife Management Report: 294. University of Otago: Dunedin

Speight, N. 2015. Reproductive productivity of a translocated population of North Island robins (Petroica longipes) at Zealandia. Wildlife Management Report: 295. University of Otago: Dunedin

Laming, R. 2015. E-rat-ication by Station: Rat behavioural response to Philproof bait stations has significant influence on poisoning success. Wildlife Management Report: 296. University of Otago: Dunedin


Bogisch, M. 2014. Comparing the use of time-lapse photography and visual observations for post release monitoring of Otago Skinks. Wildlife Management Report: 276. University of Otago: Dunedin

Bryan, S. 2014. An investigation into the abundance and ecological impact of Australian redback spiders (Latrodectus hasseltii) within and around the Cromwell Chafer Beetle Nature Reserve, Central Otago. Wildlife Management Report: 277. University of Otago: Dunedin

Cross, C. 2014. A study into the mosquito and avian fauna at Nelson Lakes National Park (NLNP): A preliminary assessment for avian malaria management. Wildlife Management Report: 278. University of Otago: Dunedin

Easton, L. 2014. Mark-resight analysis of kaki (Himantopus novaezelandiae) sightings: a novel approach for the Kaki Recovery Programme. Wildlife Management Report: 279. University of Otago: Dunedin

Garrick, E. 2014. Activity of GPS-collared sika deer (Cervus nippon) in the Kaweka Forest Park. Wildlife Management Report: 280. University of Otago: Dunedin

Hope, K. 2014. Investigation into the population plateau of the Southern New Zealand Dotterel. Wildlife Management Report: 281. University of Otago: Dunedin

Johnston, L. 2014. Trials and Evaluations of Monitoring Tools for New Zealand's Alpine Skinks: The Barrier skink (Oligosoma judgei) and the Sinbad skink (O. pikitanga). Wildlife Management Report: 282. University of Otago: Dunedin

McKenzie, V. 2014. Great white butterfly eradication programme: A summary of background, progress and future implications. Wildlife Management Report: 283. University of Otago: Dunedin

Schlesselmmann, A-K. 2014. Habitat use and behaviour by forest geckos (Mokopirirakau granulatus) in relation to predator control on Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 284. University of Otago: Dunedin

Whitney, M. 2014. Are transponders a reliable primary mark for yellow-eyed penguins? Wildlife Management Report: 285. University of Otago: Dunedin

Yet, S. 2014. Radio-tracking lizards - Standard Operating Procedure. Wildlife Management Report: 286. University of Otago: Dunedin


Berard, L. 2013. Influence of population density on breeding parameters of Stewart Island robins on Ulva Island. Wildlife Management Report: 269. University of Otago: Dunedin

Coughlin, C. 2013. Is the bush better than the tree? Does habitat type play a significant role in nesting success of the Stewart Island robin (Petroica australis rakiura). Wildlife Management Report: 275. University of Otago: Dunedin

Frogley, K. 2013. Invasive mice and their effects on birds: do mice (Mus musculus) within fenced sanctuaries prey on bird eggs? Wildlife Management Report: 270. University of Otago: Dunedin

Hand, K. 2013. Seabird Colonies of Otago: A review of current status, survey effort and implications for establishment of Important Bird Areas. Wildlife Management Report: 271. University of Otago: Dunedin

Ray, S. 2013. Investigation into the halt in population recovery of the southern New Zealand dotterel (Charadrius obscurus obscurus). Wildlife Management Report: 272. University of Otago: Dunedin

Reid, A. & van Halderen, L. 2013. Impact of deep sea oil development on New Zealand marine wildlife. Wildlife Management Report: 268. University of Otago: Dunedin


Berard, L., Coughlin, C., Dyson, K., Frogley, K., Haag, E.,  Hand, K., Haultain, S., Laming, R., Lasenby, J., Ray, S., Reid, A., Seddon, P., Spencer, J., van Halderen, L., van Heezik, Y., Wilden, C. 2012. Kaki Release Strategies:  Scenarios derived during a workshop at the Department of Conservation Twizel Area Office on 22 March 2012. Wildlife Management Report: 265. University of Otago: Dunedin

Deverall, A. 2012. Collation and Analysis of current data on the great spotted kiwi (Apteryx haastii). Wildlife Management Report: 258. University of Otago: Dunedin

Jarvie, S., 2012. Step on it: Can footprints from tracking tunnels be used to identify lizard species? Wildlife Management Report: 267. University of Otago: Dunedin

Kilner, C. 2012. Nest survival of South Island riflemen (Acanthisitta chloris chloris) following aerial 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) predator control in South Westland, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 259. University of Otago: Dunedin

Landesberger, F. 2012. Advocating improved community environmental monitoring: applying lessons from the past to guide future participatory monitoring toolkits. Wildlife Management Report: 260. University of Otago: Dunedin

Long, J. 2012. An assessment of cleared-plot faecal pellet counts as an abundance estimation method for European hares (Lepus europaeus) in the alpine zone of Nelson Lakes National Park. Wildlife Management Report: 264. University of Otago: Dunedin

McMechan, R. 2012. Pedigree analysis and genetic management of the kaki. Wildlife Management Report: 262. University of Otago: Dunedin

Moyle, R. 2012. Point transect distance sampling to determine male hihi (Notiomystis cincta) density and abundance within the Southern Enclosure of Maungatautari Ecological Island, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 263. University of Otago: Dunedin

Nair, S. 2012. Habitat use and abundance of fishing cats (Prionailurus viverrinus) from camera-trap surveys used for monitoring tigers in the Terai region of India. Wildlife Management Report: 266. University of Otago: Dunedin

Thomlinson, K. 2012. Using closed-cell foam artificial cover objects to determine the abundance of goldstripe geckos at Bushy Park, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 261. University of Otago: Dunedin


Brough, T. The abundance of Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Photo-identification results from summer surveying during 2011. Wildlife Management Report: 257. University of Otago: Dunedin

Conley, M. 2011. Assessing the effectiveness of temporarily excluding tourists from a yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) breeding beach. Wildlife Management Report: 253. University of Otago: Dunedin

Crowe, P. 2011. Population study of South Island Robins (Petoica australis australis) at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, Nelson. Wildlife Management Report: 255. University of Otago: Dunedin

Guerra, M. 2011. Ecotourism in the Bay of Islands: A guide to the local wildlife and sustainable tourism practices. Wildlife Management Report: 254. University of Otago: Dunedin

Haresnape, S. 2011. Can New Zealand Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri) be coaxed away from a populated beach‐side campground using decoys? Wildlife Management Report: 256. University of Otago: Dunedin

Roberts, C. 2011. A social survey of backcountry anglers in the Greenstone catchment. Wildlife Management Report: 249. University of Otago: Dunedin

Sharpe, H. 2011. Abundance and dispersal of translocated common skink (Oligosoma polychroma) on Ulva Island. Wildlife Management Report: 250. University of Otago: Dunedin

Watts, J. 2011. Egg Timer transmitters as a conservation management tool: Does the prototype kakapo Egg Timer transmitter accurately indicate the onset of nesting? Wildlife Management Report: 251. University of Otago: Dunedin

Weller, A. 2011. Seabird fauna of Long Point: a historical perspective. Wildlife Management Report: 248. University of Otago: Dunedin

White, K. 2011. Community relations plan: For New Zealand sea Lions in Southland, 2011-2016. Wildlife Management Report: 252. University of Otago: Dunedin


Anker, A. 2010. The use of tracking tunnels to monitor the Mt Arthur giant weta (Deinacrida tibiospina). Wildlife Management Report: 236. University of Otago: Dunedin

Beer, K. 2010. Distribution of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) on the Auckland Islands. Wildlife Management Report: 235. University of Otago: Dunedin

Caldwell, P. 2010. Estimating red deer abundance using Fecal Pellet Indices and implications for management. Wildlife Management Report: 233. University of Otago: Dunedin

Gordon, F. 2010. Effectiveness of rodent control in jewelled gecko (Naultinus gemmeus) habitat, including an investigation into tracking tunnel use as a means of detecting jewelled gecko. Wildlife Management Report: 247. University of Otago: Dunedin

Leutner, B. 2010. Climate sensitivity of Libocedrus bidwillii along an altitudinal gradient in Westland, New Zealand: Is the native conifer treeline limited by climate? Wildlife Management Report: 246. University of Otago: Dunedin

Lucas, S. 2010. The effects of ungulates on species composition and nutrient cycles in central NZ forests. Wildlife Management Report: 238. University of Otago: Dunedin

Rawlence, T. 2010. Can a landscape scale predator control regime be employed to ensure sustainable recruitment in endangered mohua (Mohua ochrocephala) populations, South Island New Zealand? Wildlife Management Report: 240. University of Otago: Dunedin

Shaw, E. 2010. Emergence behaviour in a captive population of Hochstetter's frog (Leiopelma Hochstetteri) at Hamilton Zoo: A trial of recording methods. Wildlife Management Report: 241. University of Otago: Dunedin

Stein, A. 2010. Identification of predators at black-fronted tern nests on the Wairau River using video footage and predator DNA: A follow up study. Wildlife Management Report: 234. University of Otago: Dunedin


Anker, A., Hanson, T., Leutner, B. and Robertson, K. 2009. Kaki (Black Stilt) Cost-benefit analysis: When should egg-pulling cease? Wildlife Management Report: 228. University of Otago: Dunedin

Beer, K., Caldwell, P., Gordon, F., and Hunter, B. 2009. High Country Tenure Review: Implications for the conservation of braided river systems. Wildlife Management Report: 227. University of Otago: Dunedin

Bulling, P. 2009. Mark-recapture analysis: Is this a useful tool for three threatened braided river bird species? Wildlife Management Report: 224. University of Otago: Dunedin

Egeter, B. 2009. Assessment of habitat suitability at Orokonui Ecosanctuary for the translocation of Maud Island frogs and/or Hochstetter's frogs. Wildlife Management Report: 222. University of Otago: Dunedin

Khan, N. 2009. The effect of temperature on the hatching success of the endangered Takahe. Wildlife Management Report: 226. University of Otago: Dunedin

Knox, C. 2009. Determining the impact of the proposed manipulations at the NGL reserve on the abundance and distribution of jewelled geckos and introduced mammals. Wildlife Management Report: 221. University of Otago: Dunedin

Muckle, F. 2009. The utility of a GIS-generated environment envelope for directing survey effort for a poorly known invertebrate - Hemiandrus "Waimakariri". Wildlife Management Report: 223. University of Otago: Dunedin

Taylor, M. 2009. Assessment and conservation options for forest bird communities in the Independent State of Samoa. Wildlife Management Report: 220. University of Otago: Dunedin

Young, M. 2009. Beach behaviour of yellow-eyed penguins on Enderby Island, Auckland Island Group, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 225. University of Otago: Dunedin


Amey, J. 2008. Satellite tracking Light Mantaled Sooty Albatross breeding on Macquarie Island. Wildlife Management Report: 214. University of Otago: Dunedin

Bregg, C., Downs, T., Moller, H. 2008. Kaitiakitanga o ka Titi II: A survey of a mutton birding in the 2006 season. Wildlife Management Report: 218. University of Otago: Dunedin

Coleman, G. 2008. Nest site selection of the New Zealand fantail on South Island production land. Wildlife Management Report: 208. University of Otago: Dunedin

Futter, J. 2008. Baseline fish community surveys of the Rakatu Wetlands. Wildlife Management Report: 216. University of Otago: Dunedin

Gebauer, K. 2008. Site survey and evaluation of trapping and identification for small-scaled skinks (Oligosoma microlepsis). Wildlife Management Report: 212. University of Otago: Dunedin

Green, G. 2008. The effect of recreational scallop dredging on horse mussel populations in Tauranga Harbour. Wildlife Management Report: 209. University of Otago: Dunedin

Harris, J. 2008. A review of the Nevis Valley and its values: In response to potential hydro-electric development. Wildlife Management Report: 210. University of Otago: Dunedin

Lal, A. 2008. A preliminary evaluation of mammalian predator trapping efficiency at Macraes Flat, Otago. Wildlife Management Report: 213. University of Otago: Dunedin

Preston, S. 2008. A pilot study: Using Distance Sampling to estimate the abundance of kaka in the Mt Bruce Reserve. Wildlife Management Report: 215. University of Otago: Dunedin


Anon. 2007. Titi Report (copy available on request). Wildlife Management Report: 207. University of Otago: Dunedin

Gabrielsson, R., Turner, M. 2007. Ecological impact of Didymosphenia germinata on river birds in the Upper Waitaki Basin, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 205. University of Otago: Dunedin

Metsers, L. 2007. Analysis of trap catch data in relation to environmental variables in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples valleys, Mt Aspiring National Park. Wildlife Management Report: 217. University of Otago: Dunedin

Newham, R., Quirin, C. 2007. Enhancing the Conservation Value of the Birchwood Wetland. Wildlife Management Report: 203. University of Otago: Dunedin

Quirin, C. 2007. Crop raiding by wild vertebrates in the Illubabor Zone, Ethiopia. Wildlife Management Report: 206. University of Otago: Dunedin

Soeder-Hunua, S. 2007. Nest and egg success findings of the Tasman Valley Control Project outcome monitoring for the 2006-07 breeding season for banded dotterels and wrybills. Wildlife Management Report 230. University of Otago: Dunedin.

Turner, M. 2007. Identification of regionally significant seabird and shorebird environments in the Auckland region. Wildlife Management Report: 204. University of Otago: Dunedin

Underwood, C. 2007. Territory map of Mohua (Mohoua ochrocephala) at the Routeburn Road End. Wildlife Management Report: 244. University of Otago: Dunedin


Browne, T. 2006. Staging kaki (Himantopus novaezelandiae) embryos using embryonic morphological features. Wildlife Management report: 242. University of Otago: Dunedin

Clark, R. 2006. The effectiveness of sampling lizard populations with artificial cover objects at Macraes Flat. Wildlife Management Report: 243. University of Otago: Dunedin

Gansell, O. 2006. Coal Island/Te Puke Hereka mustellid eradication. Wildlife Management Report: 211. University of Otago: Dunedin

Green, M. 2006. Interspecific interaction and habitat use by Australian magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen) on sheep and beef farms, South Island, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 194. University of Otago: Dunedin

Hegg, D. 2006. Evaluating the effectiveness of the Murchison Mountains stoat trapping programme. Wildlife Management Report: 196. Appendix. University of Otago: Dunedin

Henderson, M. 2006. Abundance of banded dotterels (Charadrius bicinctus) in the Upper Ahuriri River - a comparison of methods. Wildlife Management Report: 195. University of Otago: Dunedin

Judd, L. 2006. Effects of predator demographics and abundance at Macraes Flat, Otago, New Zealand. Wildlife Management Report: 199. University of Otago: Dunedin

Ledington, J. 2006. Black-backed gull (Larus dominicanus) control on Tihaka and Rarotoka Islands: Review of the 2005 control operation and recommendations for future control. Wildlife Management Report: 198. University of Otago: Dunedin

McIntyre, B. 2006. Monitoring the Stewart Island robin (Petroica australis rakiura) after translocation to Acker's Point and Iona Island. Wildlife Management Report: 200. University of Otago: Dunedin

Nakagawa, K. 2006. Supplementary feeding of kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) on Codfish Island in the 2003/04 season. Wildlife Management Report: 197. University of Otago: Dunedin

Smith, J. 2006. Freshwater sports fish regulations in Otago, New Zealand: Angler perspectives and implications for future fisheries management. Wildlife Management Report: 245. University of Otago: Dunedin

Smith, V. 2006. Nesting success of braided river birds in the Ahuriri River, 2005. Wildlife Management Report: 201. University of Otago: Dunedin

Smyth, A. 2006. A new technique for catching endangered captive kaki (black stilt, Himantopus novaezelandiae). Wildlife Management Report: 202. University of Otago: Dunedin

Whitwell, S., Roughton, C. 2006. Occupancy and detectability of Oligosoma grande in relation to rock characteristics. Wildlife Management Report: 193. University of Otago: Dunedin

Recent publications by Wildlife Management Staff and Students

(WILM staff and student names in bold)


Doyle, P.,  Seddon, PJ,  van Heezik, Y. 2023. The relationship between   Rattus rattus trap capture rates and microhabitat in Mt Aspiring National Park. NZ J. Ecology 47.1

van Heezik, Y., Barratt, B. I. P., Burns, B. R., Clarkson, B. D., Cutting, B. T., Ewans, R., ... &  Seddon, P. J. (2023). A rapid assessment technique for evaluating biodiversity to support accreditation of residential properties. Landscape and Urban Planning, 232, 104682

Hickcox, R. P., Mattern, T., Young, M. J., Rodríguez-Recio, M.,  van Heezik, Y., &  Seddon, P. J. (2023). Risks, resources, and refugia: Spatial overlap between yellow-eyed penguin foraging distribution and prey, commercial fisheries, and marine protected areas.  Biological Conservation,   284, 110197

Samus, A., Freeman, C., Dickinson, KJM,  van Heezik, Y. 2023. An examination of the factors influencing engagement in gardening practices that support biodiversity using the theory of planned behavior. Biological Conservation 286 110252

Woolley CK, Hartley S, Innes JG, Shanahan DF,  van Heezik Y, Wilson DJ, Nelson NJ. 2023. Conservation of skinks in New Zealand cities. Urban Ecosystems;26(5):1493-508.

Erastova DA, Cain KE, Galbraith JA, van Heezik Y, Stanley MC. 2023. Season and sugar concentration affect bird behaviour at urban sugar-water feeders. Emu-Austral Ornithology;123(1):1-3.

van Heezik, Y., Simpson, L., Patterson, CR,  Seddon, P.J., Wilson, DJ. 2023. Spatially explicit capture-recapture estimate of hedgehog population density in exotic grassland, New Zealand. NZ J. Ecology

Bertoia A, Murray T,  Robertson BC,  Monks JM. 2023. Pitfall trapping outperforms other methods for surveying ground-dwelling large-bodied alpine invertebrates. Journal of Insect Conservation;27(5):679-92.

Bond DM, Ortega-Recalde O, Laird MK, Hayakawa T, Richardson KS, Reese FC, Kyle B, McIsaac-Williams BE,  Robertson BC,  van Heezik Y, Adams AL. 2023. The admixed brushtail possum genome reveals invasion history in New Zealand and novel imprinted genes. Nature Communications 17;14(1):6364

McLean LR, Horton TW,  Robertson BC, Robertson F, Greer AL, Nelson XJ. 2023. Reproductive roles as likely drivers of sexual dimorphism in New Zealand’s endangered mountain parrot, the Kea. Ornithology 5;140(4):ukad038.

Estandía A, Sendell-Price AT,  Robertson BC, Clegg SM. 2023. Standing genetic variation and de novo mutations underlie parallel evolution of island bird phenotypes. bioRxiv. 29:2023-06.

Correll Trnka AN, Gaskin CP, Rayner MJ, Stephenson B, Robertson F,  Robertson BC, Santure AW. 2023. Population genomics of the ‘rediscovered’threatened New Zealand storm petrel ( Fregetta maoriana) support a single breeding colony. Conservation Genetics 16:1-4.

Reed N, Childerhouse S,  Robertson BC, Davis RW. 2023. Home ranges and diving behavior of endangered New Zealand sea lions along the Catlins coast of South Island, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science 39(2):438-61.

Schlesselmann AK,  Cooper J, Dussex N,  Robertson BC. 2023. New Zealand endemic open‐habitat specialist, the Black‐fronted Tern ( Chlidonias albostriatus), experienced population expansion during Pleistocene glaciation and recent decline. Ibis 165(1):288-96.

Estandia A, Sendell-Price AT, Oatley G, Robertson F, Potvin D, Massaro M,  Robertson BC, Clegg SM. 2023. Candidate gene length polymorphisms are linked to dispersive behaviour: searching for a mechanism behind the" paradox of the great speciators". bioRxiv. 2023-01.

Bertoia A, Murray T,  Robertson BC,  Monks JM. 2023. Pitfall trapping outperforms other methods for surveying ground-dwelling large-bodied alpine invertebrates. Journal of Insect Conservation 27(5):679-92.

Monks JM, Besson AA, O’Donnell CF. 2023. Landscape scale control of selected mammalian predators fails to protect lizards. Biological Invasions 22:1-2.

Davis RA,  Seddon PJ, Craig MD, Russell JC. 2023. A review of methods for detecting rats at low densities, with implications for surveillance. Biological Invasions (12):3773-91.

Parker KA, Ewen JG, Innes J, Weiser EL, Rayne A, Steeves TE , Seddon PJ, Adams L, Forsdick N, Maitland M, Makan T. 2023. Conservation translocations of fauna in Aotearoa New Zealand: a review. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 1;47(1):3561.

Bourke SD, Brown L,  Seddon PJ,  van Heezik Y. 2023. Determinants of hatching and recruitment success for captively reared kakī ( Himantopus novaezelandiae). New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 1;47(1).


Miller, K. F., Wilson, D. J., Hartley, S., Innes, J. G., Fitzgerald, N. B., Miller, P., &  van Heezik, Y. (2022). Invasive Urban Mammalian Predators: Distribution and Multi-Scale Habitat Selection.   Biology,   11(10), 1527.

Elley, T., Mattern, T., Ellenberg, U., Young, M.J., Hickcox, R.P.,  van Heezik, Y.,  Seddon, P.J. 2022. Consistent site-specific foraging behaviours of hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins breeding on Rakiura/Stewart Island, New Zealand. Biology 1(6), 844.

Samus, A., Freeman, C.,  van Heezik, Y., Krumme, K., Dickinson, K.J.M. 2022. How do urban green spaces increase well-being? The role of perceived wildness and nature connectedness. Journal of Environmental Psychology 82:101850.

Erastova, D., Galbraith, J.A., Cain, K.E.,  van Heezik, Y. Hume, E. Stanley, M.C.  2022. Effects of urban sugar water feeding on bird body condition and avian diseases Avian Biology Research 5, no. 3): 133-143.

Hickcox, R. P., Mattern, T., Rodríguez Recio, M.,  Young, M.J.,  van Heezik, Y ., Seddon, P.J. 2022. Staying close to home: marine habitat selection by foraging yellow-eyed penguins using spatial distribution models. Frontiers in Marine Science   9, 967741

Lepczyk, CA, Duffy, DC, Bird, DM, Calver, M, Cherkassky, D, Cherkassky, L. Dickman, CR, Hunter, D, Jessup, D, Longcore, T, Loss, SR, Loyd. K-A, T., Marra, PP, Marzluff, JM,  Noss, RF, Simberloff, D, Sizemore, GC,  Temple, SA,  van Heezik, Y. (  2022)  A Science-based Policy for Managing Free-roaming Cats. 2022. Biological Invasion  24 (12): 3693-3701

Foster N.J. Maloney, R.F.,  Seddon, P.J., Recio, M.R.,  van Heezik, Y. 2022.   High-elevation landforms limit the movement of invasive small mammal species. Landscape Ecology 37, no. 10: 2651-2670

Young, M. J.,  Seddon, P. J., Pütz, K., Agnew, P., Mattern, T., Hickcox, R. P.,*
*van Heezik, Y. (  2022). Conservation implications for post-fledging dispersal of yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 695, 173-188

Woolley, C. K., Hartley, S., Innes, J. G., Shanahan, D. F.,  van Heezik, Y., Wilson, D. J., & Nelson, N. J. (2023). Conservation of skinks in New Zealand cities.   Urban Ecosystems, 1-16.

Samus, A., Freeman, C., Dickinson, K.J.M.,  van Heezik, Y. in press. Relationships between nature connectedness, biodiversity of private gardens, and mental well-being during the Covid-19 lockdown.  Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

Green, P., Ratcliffe, N., Mattern,T., Thompson, T., Lea, M-A., Wotherspoon, S., Garcia Borboroglu, P., Ellenberg, U., Morrison, K. W., Pütz, K., Sagar, P. M.,  Seddon, P. J., Torres, L. G., Hindell, M. A. in press. The role of allochrony in influencing interspecific differences in foraging distribution during the non-breeding season between two congeneric crested penguin species.  PLOS ONE

Thacker, T.,  Seddon, P. J., van Heezik, Y., and McCormack, G. 2022. A myna problem: alien species no obstacle to recovery for the Mangaia kingfisher.  Oryx 56(1), 44-49

Freeman, C., Buttery, Y.,  van Heezik, Y. 2022. Nature exposure and use of open spaces in three generation families: implications for planning.  Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 65(4), 562-582


Falloon, A., Freeman, C., van Heezik, Y. 2021. Awareness, attitudes and the environmental engagement of young adults in New Zealand. NZ Geographer: DOI: 10.1111/nzg.12309

Erastova, D. A., Galbraith, J. A., Cain, K. E., van Heezik, Y., Filion, A., & Stanley, M. C. 2021. Sugar water feeding practices are associated with bird species composition in urban backyards. Journal of Urban Ecology, 7(1), juab018

van Heezik, Y., Freeman, C., Falloon, A. Heyzer, A 2021. Relationships between childhood experience of nature and green/blue space use, landscape preferences, connection with nature and pro-environmental behaviour. Landscape and Urban Planning 213, 104135

Foster, Y…..Robertson, BC. 2021. Genomic signatures of inbreeding in a critically endangered parrot, the kakapo. G3 Genes/Genomes/Genetics 11(11), jkab307

Freeman C, van Heezik Y, Buttery Y, Waters DL.2021. Older adults' domestic green environments: the preference for flowers. Landscape Research 1-19.

Patterson, CR, Seddon, PJ, Wilson, DJ, and van Heezik, Y. 2021. Habitat-specific densities of urban brushtail possums. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 45(2), 3450

Hunter-Ayad, J, Jarvie, S., Greaves, G., Digby, A. Ohlemuller, R, Recio, M. R., and Seddon, P. J. 2021. Novel conditions in conservation translocations: a conservative-extrapolative strategic framework. Frontiers in Conservation Science.

White, J., Mattern, T, Ellenberg, U., Garcia-Borboroglu, P., Seddon, P. J. 2021. Field sexing techniques for Fiordland crested penguins (tawaki; Eudyptes pachyrhynchus). Notornis 68, 188-193

Jedediah F. Brodie, Susan Lieberman, Axel Moehrenschlager, Kent H. Redford, Jon Paul Rodríguez, Mark Schwartz, Philip J. Seddon, and James E.M. Watson. 2021. Assisted colonization risk assessment – Response. Science 372(6545). [IF41.845]

Khan, M.S.I.; Ohlemüller, R.; Maloney, R.F.; Seddon, P.J. 2021. Monitoring Dynamic Braided River Habitats: Applicability and Efficacy of Aerial Photogrammetry from Manned Aircraft versus Unmanned Aerial Systems. Drones 5, 39.

Alden, B, van Heezik, Y., Seddon, P. J., Reid, J. and Young, M. 2021.Fat chance? Endangered penguin rehabilitation has mixed conservation outcomes. Conservation Science and Practice e452

Jedediah F. Brodie, Susan Lieberman, Axel Moehrenschlager, Kent H. Redford, Jon Paul Rodríguez, Mark Schwartz, Philip J. Seddon, and James E.M. Watson. 2021. Global policy needs on species assisted colonization for conservation. Science 372(6541).

Foster, N., Maloney, R. F., Recio, M. R., Seddon, P.J., and van Heezik, Y. (2021). European hedgehogs rear young and enter hibernation in New Zealand's alpine zones. New Zealand Journal of Ecology.

Lopes, F., …Robertson, BC., …et al. 2021. Phylogenomic discordance in the eared seals is best explained by incomplete lineage sorting following explosive radiation in the Southern Hemisphere. Systematic Biology 70(4), 786-802

Martini, D, Dussex, N. Robertson, BC, Gemmell, NJ, and Knapp, M. 2021. Evolution of the “world's only alpine parrot”: Genomic adaptation of phenotypic plasticity, behaviour and ecology. Molecular Ecology

Soryl, AA, King, M, Moore, AJ, and Seddon, PJ. 2021. The case for welfare biology. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 34, 1-25.

Rhie, A….Robertson, BC.,…et al. 2021. Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species. Nature 592, 737-746

Sendell-Price, AT, Ruegg, KC, Robertson, BC, and Clegg, SM. 2021. An island-hopping bird revewals how founder events shape genome-wide divergence. Molecular Ecology

Phelan R, Baumgartner B, Brand S, et al. 2021. Intended consequences statement. Conservation Science and Practice. 2021;e371.

Burgiel, S. W. et al. 2021. Exploring the Intersections of Policy, Constituencies, and Risk in Genetic Interventions. Conservation Science and Practice

Aichele, A., Seddon, P. J., and van Heezik, Y. 2021. Intake of sugar water by kaka in Orokonui Eco-sanctuary. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 45: online 3431

Foster, N., Maloney, R. F., Seddon, P. J., Recio, M. R., Khan, M. S., and van Heezik, Y. 2021. Altitudinal distribution of the entire invasive small mammal guild in the eastern dryland zone of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Biological Invasions 23, 1837-1857

Grosser, S., Robertson, F., Shepherd, L. D., Tennyson, A. J., Miskelly, C. M., Taylor, G. A., & Robertson, B. C. (2021). Phylogenetic affinities of the Whenua Hou Diving Petrel: implications for conservation. Emu-Austral Ornithology, 1-11.

Lara, CE., Grueber, CE,… Johnson, SL, Robertson, BC.. et al. 2021 Assessment of the dunnock's introduction to New Zealand using innate immune-gene diversity. Evolutionary Ecology 34, 803-820

Lopes, F., Oliveira, L. R., Kessler, A., Beux, Y., Crespo, E., Cárdenas-Alayza, S., ... Robertson, B. C., … & Bonatto, S. L. (2021). Phylogenomic Discordance in the Eared Seals is best explained by Incomplete Lineage Sorting following Explosive Radiation in the Southern Hemisphere. Systematic Biology, 70(4), 786-802

SendellPrice, A. T., Ruegg, K. C., Robertson, B. C., & Clegg, S. M. (2021). An islandhopping bird reveals how founder events shape genomewide divergence. Molecular Ecology.

Dussex, N.,…Robertson, B…. et al. 2021. Population genomics of the critically endangered kakapo. Cell Genomics 1(1), 100002

Jarvie, S, Worthy, TH, Saltre, F, Scofield, RP, Seddon, PJ, and Cree, A. 2021. Using fossils to model the future distributions of climate suitability for the last rhynchocephalian (tuatara). Journal of Biogeography.


van Heezik, Y., Freeman, C., and Davidson, K. et al. 2020. Uptake and Engagement of Activities to Promote Native Species in Private Gardens. Environmental Management (Early access Apr 2020)

Freeman, C. Buttery, Y. van Heezik, M. 2020. Complexity and flexibility: Interviews with three-generation families in their homes, QualitativeResearch p.1468794120936125.

van Heezik, Y., Freeman, C., Buttery, Y. and Waters, D.L., 2020. Factors affecting the extent and quality of nature engagement of older adults living in a range of home types. Environment and Behavior, 52(8), pp.799-829.

McAulay, JR, Seddon, PJ, Wilson, DJ, and Monks, JM. 2020. Individual specialists within a generalist niche: variable diet of stoats and implications for conservation. New Zealand Journal of Ecology44(2): 3400[IF 1.22]

van Heezik, Y., Ray, S.M., Jamieson, I.G., Allen, O., Schadewinkel, R. 2020. Estimating the frequency of aerial 1080 predator control needed to protect South Island robin populations. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 44(2): 1-11. DOI:

Bell, G, Young, MJ, Seddon, PJ, and van Heezik, Y. 2020. Effects of unregulated visitor access on chick fledging mass and survival in yellow-eyed penguins. Wildlife Research[IF 1.67] 47(6) 509-522

Bohm, Bowden, CGR, Seddon PJ et al. 2020. The northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita: history, current status and future perspectives. Oryx online [IF 2.42]

Young, M., Robertson, F, Dutoit, L, Seddon, PJ, van Heezik, Y., and Robertson, BC. 2020. Species in the faeces; using molecular scatology as a method to determine the diet of the endangered yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Wildlife Research 47: 509-522[IF 1.67]

Woolley, CK; Hartley, S, Hitchmough, RA; Innes, JG; van Heezik, Y; Wilson, DJ; Nelson, NJ. 2020.Reviewing the past, present and potential lizard faunas of New Zealand cities. Landscape and Urban Planning192 : UNSP 103647DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103647

Schlesselmann, A-KV, Dussex, N, Cooper, J., Monks, JM, O'Donnell, CFJ, and Robertson, BC. 2020. Contrasting patterns of population structure at large and fine geographical scales in a migratory avian disturbance specialist of braided river ecosystems. Diversity and Distributions

Schlesselmann, A-KV, and Robertson BC. 2020. Longevity can mask low Nb if only Ne of mixed-age samples is estimated in threatened and mobile species. Conservation Genetics 21, 1067-1071

Hunter-Ayad, J., Ohlemuller, R., Recio, M. M., and Seddon, P. J. 2020. Reintroduction modeling: A guide to choosing and using models for species reintroduction. Journal of Applied Ecology

Pistorius, P. A., Green, D. B., Seddon, P. J., and Thiebault, A. 2020. In situ observation of a record-sized squid prey consumed by a Gentoo penguin. Polar Biology

Foote I, Godfrey SS, Robertson BC (2020). Mate choice explains high genetic diversity in a small founding population of the New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri). Australian Journal of Zoology 66(6):343-51.

Feng S, Stiller J, Deng Y... Robertson BC... et al. (2020) Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature 587, 252–257.


van Heezik, Y., Freeman, C., and Davidson, K. et al. 2020. Uptake and Engagement of Activities to Promote Native Species in Private Gardens. Environmental Management (Early access Apr 2020)

Woolley, CK; Hartley, S, Hitchmough, RA; Innes, JG; van Heezik, Y; Wilson, DJ; Nelson, NJ. 2020. Reviewing the past, present and potential lizard faunas of New Zealand cities. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING 192: UNSP 103647 DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103647

Hunter-Ayad, J., Ohlemuller, R., Recio, M. M., and Seddon, P. J. (early view online). Reintroduction modeling: A guide to choosing and using models for species reintroduction. Journal of Applied Ecology

Thacker, T., Seddon, P. J., van Heezik, Y., and McCormack, G. (in press). A myna problem: alien species no obstacle to recovert for the Mangaia kingfisher. Oryx

Pistorius, P. A., Green, D. B., Seddon, P. J., and Thiebault, A. 2020. In situ observation of a record-sized squid prey consumed by a Gentoo penguin. Polar Biology


Bryan, S., Vink, C., Barratt, B. Seddon, P. J., and van Heezik, Y. 2019 Investigation of two new putative pheromone components of the invasive Australian redback spider Latrodectus hasseltii,, with potential applications for control. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 46: 189-200 [IF 0.415]

Egeter, B; Roe, C; Peixoto, S; Puppo, P; Easton, LJ; Pinto, J; Bishop, PJ; Robertson, BC. 2019. Using molecular diet analysis to inform invasive species management: A case study of introduced rats consuming endemic New Zealand frogs. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 9: 5032-5048 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4903

Dussex, N; von Seth, J; Knapp, M; Kardailsky, O; Robertson, BC; Dalen, L. 2019. Complete genomes of two extinct New Zealand passerines show responses to climate fluctuations but no evidence for genomic erosion prior to extinction. BIOLOGY LETTERS 15: 20190491 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0491

Rexer-Huber, K; Veale, AJ; Catry, P; Cherel, Y; Dutoit, L; Foster, Y; McEwan, JC; Parker, GC; Phillips, RA; Ryan, PG….. Robertson, BC. 2019. Genomics detects population structure within and between ocean basins in a circumpolar seabird: The white-chinned petrel. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 28: 4552-4572 DOI: 10.1111/mec.15248

Schlesselmann, AKV; Dussex, N; Cooper, J; Monks, JM; O'Donnell, CFJ; Robertson, BC. 2019. Contrasting patterns of population structure at large and fine geographical scales in a migratory avian disturbance specialist of braided river ecosystems. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS 26: 16-33 DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12994

Seddon, P.J. and King, M. 2019 Creating proxies of extinct species: the bioethics of de-extinction. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences: Perspectives in Bioethics  [IF pending]

Boersma, P. D., García-Borboroglu, P., Chiaradia, A.,Ellis, S., Bost, C-A., Schnieder, T, Simeone, A., Wienecke, B., Pablo, Philip J. Seddon, Lauren J. Waller, and Phil N. Trathan. 2019. Applying science to pressing conservation needs for penguins. Conservation Biology 34: 103-112 [IF6.194]

Hand, K. L., Freeman, C, Seddon, P, Recio, M., Stein, A., van Heezik, Y. 2019. Are city kids missing out on nature? Frontiers for Young Minds 7(71)

Ropert-Coudert, Y., Andre Chiaradia, David Ainley, Andres Barbosa, P. Dee Boersma, Rebecka Brasso, Meagan Dewar, Ursula Ellenberg, Pablo García-Borboroglu, Louise Emmerson, Rachel Hickcox, Stephanie Jenouvrier, Akiko Kato, Rebecca Ruth McIntosh, Phoebe Lewis, Francisco Ramírez, Valeria Ruoppolo, Peter G. Ryan, Philip J. Seddon, Richard Brain Sherley, Ralph E. T. Vanstreels, Lauren J. Waller, Eric J. Woehler, and Phil N. Trathan.2019. Happy Feet in a Hostile World? The future of penguins depends on proactive management of current and expected threats. Review Article. Frontiers in Marine Science, 28 May 2019. [IF3.086]

Muralidhar, A, Freya LM, Easton, LJ, Jamieson, IG, Seddon, PJ, van Heezik, Y. 2019. Know your enemy? Conservation management causes loss of antipredator behavior to novel predators in New Zealand robins. Animal Behaviour 149: 135-142 [IF3.068]

Shanahan, DF, Astell-Burt, T; Barber, EA; Brymer, E; …..Fuller, RA; …..van Heezik, Y; Warber, S; Gaston, KJ. 2019. Nature-Based Interventions for Improving Health and Wellbeing: The Purpose, the People and the Outcomes. SPORTS 7: 141 DOI: 10.3390/sports7060141

Freeman, C; Waters, DL; Buttery, Y; van Heezik, Y. 2019. The impacts of ageing on connection to nature: the varied responses of older adults. HEALTH & PLACE 56: 24-33 DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.01.010


van Heezik, Y, and Seddon, P.J. 2018. Animal reintroductions in peopled landscapes: moving towards urban-based species restorations in New Zealand. Pacific Conservation Biology

Meyer, S; Robertson, BC; Chilvers, BL; Krkosek, M. 2018. Faith in no fishery impact on New Zealand sea lions based on misunderstandings and unsubstantiated claims. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 115: E8332-E8332DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1812403115

Mattern, T., McPherson, M.D., Ellenberg, U., van Heezik, Y, and Seddon, P. J. 2018. High definition video loggers provide new insights into behaviour, physiology,and the oceanic habitat of a marine predator, the yellow-eyed penguin. 21pp. PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.5459 [IF 2.353]

Stadtmann, S. and Seddon, P. J. 2018. Release-site selection: reintroductions and the habitat concept. Oryx. doi:10.1017/S0030605318001199 [IF 2.801]

Mattern, T., Klemens Pütz, Robin Long, Ursula Ellenberg, Pablo Garcia-Borboroglu, Dave Houston, Philip J. Seddon, Benno Lüthi. 2018. Marathon penguins – reasons and consequences of long-range dispersal in Fiordland penguins / Tawaki during the pre-moult period. PLoS One PLoS ONE 13(8): e0198688. [IF 2.766]

Mischler, C; Veale, A; van Stijn, T; Brauning, R; McEwan, JC; Maloney, R; Robertson, BC. 2018. Population Connectivity and Traces of Mitochondrial Introgression in New Zealand Black-Billed Gulls (Larus bulleri). GENES 9: 544DOI: 10.3390/genes9110544

Jarvie, S., Jowett, T., Thompson, M. B., Seddon, P. J., & Cree, A. 2018. Effects of warm temperatures on metabolic rate and evaporative water loss in tuatara, a cool-climate Rhynchocephalian survivor. Physiological & Biochemical Zoology, 91(4), 950-966. doi: 10.1086/698495 [IF 2.291]

Hand, K.L., C. Freeman, P. J. Seddon, M. R. Recio, and Y. van Heezik. 2018 Restricted home ranges reduce children's opportunities to connect to nature: Demographic, environmental and parental influences. Landscape & Urban Planning, 172, 69-77. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.12.004g [IF 4.3]

Selbach, C., Seddon, P. J., and Poulin, R. 2018. Parasites lost: neglecting a crucial element in de-extinction. Trends in Parasitology 34: 9-11[IF 7.295]

Freeman, C; Stein, A; Hand, K; van Heezik, Y. 2018. City Children's Nature Knowledge and Contact: It Is Not Just About Biodiversity Provision. ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR 50: 10 DOI: 10.1177/0013916517732108

van Heezik, Y; Brymer, E. 2018. Nature as a Commodity: What's Good for Human Health Might Not Be Good for Ecosystem Health. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 9: 1673 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01673


Taylor, HR; Dussex, N; van Heezik, Y. 2017. De-extinction needs consultation. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 1: 7 UNSP 0198 DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0198

Taylor, HR; Dussex, N; van Heezik, Y. 2017. Bridging the conservation genetics gap by identifying barriers to implementation for conservation practitioners. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION 10: 231-242 DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2017.04.001

Taylor, G., Canessa, S., Clarke, R.H., Ingwersen, D., Armstrong, D.P., Seddon, P. J., and Ewen, J. G. 2017. Is reintroduction biology an effective applied science? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 873-880 [IF 16.196]

Hand, K.L. C. Freeman, P. J. Seddon, M. R. Recio, and Y. van Heezik. 2017 Children's selected avoidance of wild greenspace is driven by more than cultural factors. PNAS 114: E7216-E7217  doi/10.1073/pnas.1712175114 [IF 9.674]

Thiebot, J-B., Arnould, J.P.Y., Gomez-Laich, A., Ito, K., Kato, A., Mattern, T., Motamura, H., Noda, T., Poupart, T., Quintana, F., Raciot, T., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Sala, J. E.,Seddon, P.J., Sutton, G. J., Yoda, K., and Takahashi, A. 2017. Jellyfish and other gelata as food for four penguin species – insights from predator-borne videos. Frontiers in Ecology an the Environment 15: 437-444 [IF 7.504] doi: 10.1002/fee.1529

Seddon, P.J. 2017. De-extinction and barriers to the application of new conservation tools. Recreating the Wild: De-extinction, Technology, and the Ethics of Conservation, special report, Hastings Center Report, no 4: S5-S8 doi:10.1002/hast.745

Mattern, T, Meyer, S., Ellenberg, U., Houston, DM, Darby JT, Young, M, van Heezik, Y, and Seddon, PJ. 2017. Quantifying climate change impacts emphasises the importance of managing regional threats in the endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin. PeerJ 23272 DOI 10.7717/peerj.3272 [IF 2.2]

Garrick, E., Amundson, C., and Seddon, P.J. 2017. Duckling survival of mallards in Southland, New Zealand. Journal of Wildlife Management 81: 858-867 doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21256 [IF 1.725]

Stein, A.M., Young, M.J., Seddon, P.J., Darby, J.T., and van Heezik, Y. 2017. Investigator disturbance does not reduce annual breeding success or lifetime reproductive success in a vulnerable long-lived species, the yellow-eyed penguin. Biological Conservation 207: 80-89. [IF 3.762]

Stein, A.M., Young, M.J., Darby, J.T., Seddon, P.J., and van Heezik, Y. 2017. Evidence for high inter-generational individual quality in yellow-eyed penguins. PeerJ e2935 DOI 10.7717/peerj.2935 [IF 2.2]

Watts, JO, Moore, A, Palmer, D, Molteno, TCA, Recio, MR, and Seddon, PJ. 2017. Trial reintroduction of buff weka to an unfenced mainland site in central South Island, New Zealand. Austral Ecology 42: 198-209 [IF 1.708]

Seddon, P.J. 2017. The ecology of de-extinction. Functional Ecology 31: 992-995 doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12856 [IF 5.21]

Spencer, J, van Heezik, Y., Seddon, PJ, and Barbara I.P. Barratt, BIP. 2017. Synergy between two invasive species, redback spiders and rabbits, threaten the endangered Cromwell chafer beetle. Biological Invasions doi: 10.1007/s10530-016-1352-6 [IF 2.855]

Bennett, J, Maloney RF, Steeves TE, Brazill-Boast J, Possingham HP, and Seddon, PJ. 2017. Spending limited resources on de-extinction could lead to net biodiversity loss, Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 0053 doi: 10.1038/s41559-016-0053 [IF 10.965]

Piaggio, AJ, Segelbacher, G. Seddon, PJ et al. 2017. Is it time for synthetic conservation biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 97-107 [IF 16.196]

Sugishita, J, L. Torres, and Seddon, P. J. 2017. Automated techniques for measuring meal size in great albatrosses. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 41: 120-125 [IF 1.06]

Iacona, G., Maloney, R. F., Chades, I., Bennett, J. R., Seddon, P. J. and Possingham, H. P. 2017. Prioritising revived species: What are the conservation management implications of de-extinction? Functional Ecology 31: 1041-1048 doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12720 [IF 5.21]

Recio, MR, Maloney, RF, Mathieu, R, Virgos, E, Moore, AB, and Seddon, PJ. 2017. Optimizing control programmes by integrating data from fine-scale space use by introduced predators. Biological Invasions 19: 209-221. 6 [IF 2.855]

Hand, K., Freeman, C., Seddon, P.J., Recio, M., Stein, A., van Heezik, Y. 2017. Children's Biophilia: The importance of gardens in urban areas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114: 274-279 [IF 9.674]

van Heezik, Y.; Adams, AL. 2017. Vulnerability of native and exotic urban birds to housing densification and changing gardening and landscaping trends. URBAN ECOSYSTEMS 19: 1551-1563

van Heezik, Y; Hight, Sarah R. 2017. Socio-economic-driven differences in bird-feeding practices exacerbate existing inequities in opportunities to see native birds in cities. Journal of Urban Ecology 3(1) doi:10.1093/jue/jux011


Russell JC Holly P. Jones,Doug P. Armstrong, Franck Courchamp,Peter J. Kappes, Philip J. Seddon Steffen Oppel Mark J. Rauzon, Phil E. Cowan, G´erard Rocamora,, Piero Genovesi, Elsa Bonnaud, Bradford S. Keitt, Nick D. Holmes, and Bernie R. Tershy. 2016. Importance of lethal control of invasive predators for island conservation. Conservation Biology 30: 670-672. Doi: 10.1111/cobi.12666

Goldsworthy, B., Young, M, Seddon, P. J. and van Heezik, Y. 2016. Stomach flushing does not affect apparent adult survival, chick hatching, or fledging success in yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes). Biological Conservation 196: 115-123 [IF 3.762]

Hall, CM ; Adams, NA, Bradley, JS; Bryant, KA; Davis, AA; Dickman, CR; Fujita, T; Kobayashi, S; Lepczyk, CA...van Heezik, Y. et al. 2016. Community Attitudes and Practices of Urban Residents Regarding Predation by Pet Cats on Wildlife: An International Comparison. PLOS ONE 11: e0151962 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151962

Jones, HP., ND. Holmes, SHM Butchart, BR. Tershy, PJ. Kappes, I Corkery, A Aguirre-Muñoz, DP. Armstrong, E Bonnaud, AA. Burbidge, K Campbell, F Courchamp, P Cowan, RJ. Cuthbert, S Ebbert, P Genovesi, GR. Howald, BS. Keitt, SW. Kress, CM. Miskelly, S Oppel, S Poncet, MJ. Rauzon, G Rocamora, JC. Russell, A Samaniego-Herrera, PJ Seddon, DR. Spatz, DR. Towns, and DA. Croll. (2016) Invasive mammal eradications on islands results in substantial conservation gains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 4033-4038 [IF 9.674]

Hand, KL, Freeman, C, Seddon, PJ, Stein, A, and van Heezik, Y. 2016. A novel method for fine-scale biodiversity assessment and prediction across diverse urban landscapes reveals social deprivation-related inequities in private, not public spaces. Landscape and Urban Planning 151: 33-44]

Swan, KD, McPherson, JM, Seddon, PJ, and Moehrenschlagar, A. 2016. Managing marine biodiversity: The rising diversity and prevalence of marine conservation translocations. Conservation Letters 9: 239-251 doi: 10.1111/conl.12217 [IF 7.241]

Jarvie, S, Recio, MR, Adolph, SC, Seddon, PJ, Cree, A. 2016. Resource selection by tuatara following translocation: a comparison of wild-caught and captive-reared juveniles. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 40: 334-341 doi: 10.20417/nzjecol.40.35 [IF 1.06]

Barret, D., Recio, M. R., Barrat, B., Seddon, P. J. and van Heezik, Y. (2016). Resource selection by an ancient taxon (Onychophora) in a modern urban landscape: a multi-scale analysis approach to assist in the conservation of an animal phylum. Landscape and Urban Planning 148: 27-36 DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.11.008 [IF 3.04]

Recio, M., Payne, K., and Seddon, P. J. 2016. Emblematic forest dwellers reintroduced into cities: resource selection by translocated juvenile kaka. Current Zoology [IF 1.814]

van Heezik, Y; Dickinson, KJM; Freeman, C; Porter, S; Wing, J; Barratt, BIP. 2016. To what extent does vegetation composition and structure influence beetle communities and species richness in private gardens in New Zealand? LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING 151: 79-88 DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.02.013

van Heezik, Y; Adams, AL. 2016. Vulnerability of native and exotic urban birds to housing densification and changing gardening and landscaping trends. URBAN ECOSYSTEMS 19: 1551-1563 DOI: 10.1007/s11252-014-0379-7

Freeman, C; van Heezik, Y; Stein, A; Hand, K. 2016. Technological inroads into understanding city children's natural life-worlds. CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES 14: 158-174 SI DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2015.1126552

Gray, ER; van Heezik, Y. 2016. Exotic trees can sustain native birds in urban woodlands. URBAN ECOSYSTEMS 19: 315-329 DOI: 10.1007/s11252-015-0493-1

Wood, V., Seddon, P. J., Beaven, B., and van Heezik, Y. (2016). Movement and diet of domestic cats on Stewart Island/Rakiura, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. [IF 1.06]


Sugishita, J., Torres, L., and Seddon, P.J. 2015. A new approach to study seabird-fishery overlap: connecting chick feeding with parental foraging and overlap with fishing vessels. Global Ecology and Conservation 07/2015; 4:632-644. DOI:10.1016/j.gecco.2015.11.001  [IF 2.174]

Bryan, S. A., van Heezik, Y., C.J. Vink, C. J., Seddon, P. J., Phillip, C. B., and Barratt, B. I. P. 2015. Invasive redback spiders (Latrodectus hasseltii) threaten an endangered, endemic New Zealand beetle (Prodontria lewisii). Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 1021-1027 DOI:10.1007/s10841-015-9818-x [IF 1.717]

Seddon, P.J. 2015. Using the IUCN Red List criteria to assess reintroduction success. Animal Conservation 10/2015; 18(5):407-408. DOI:10.1111/acv.12239 [IF 3.286]

Recio, M., Seddon, P.J. and Moore, A.B. 2015. Niche and movement models identify corridors of introduced feral cats infringing ecologically sensitive areas in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 192: 48-56 [IF 3.762]

Seddon, P. J. 2015. De-extinction: reframing the possible. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 569-570 [IF 16.196]

Jarvie S., Senior, A. M., Adolph, S. C. Seddon P. J., & Cree A. 2015. Captive rearing affect growth but not survival in translocated juvenile tuatara.  Journal of Zoology 297: 184-193 doi:10.1111/jzo.12263 [IF 1.883]

Trathan P N, Pablo García-Borboroglu, Dee Boersma, Charles-André Bost, Robert J. M. Crawford, Glenn T. Crossin, Richard J. Cuthbert, Peter Dann, Lloyd Spencer Davis, Santiago De la Puente, Ursula Ellenberg, Heather J. Lynch, Thomas Mattern, Klemens Pütz, Philip J. Seddon, Wayne Trivelpiece, Barbara Wienecke. 2015.  Pollution, habitat loss, fishing and climate change as critical threats to penguins. Conservation Biology 29: 31-41 doi: 10.1111/cobi.12349 [IF 4.165]

Grimaldi, .W.W., Seddon, P. J., Lyver, P. O'B., Nakagawa, S. and Tompkins, D. M. 2015. Infectious diseases of Antarctic penguins: current status and future threats. Polar Biology. 38: 591-606 doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1632-5 [IF 2.071]


Bergner, L.M., Jamieson, I.G., Robertson, B.C. 2014. Combining genetic data to identify relatedness among founders in a genetically depauparate parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus).  Conservation Genetics, in press.

Collins C.J., Rawlence N.J., Prost S., Andersen C.N.K., Knapp M., Scofield R.P., Robertson B.C., Smith I., Matisoo-Smith E.A., Chilvers B.L., Waters J.M. 2014. Extinction and recolonisation of coastal megafauna following human arrival in New Zealand.  Proc. R. Soc. B 281: 20140097.

Dussex N., Wegmann D., Robertson B.C. 2014. Postglacial expansion and not human influence best explains the population structure in the endangered kea (Nestor notabilis). Molecular Ecology, in press.

Egeter B., Bishop P.J., Robertson B.C. 2014. Detecting frogs as prey in the diets of introduced mammals:  a comparison between morphological and DNA-based diet analyses. Molecular Ecology Resources, in press

Flemming, S.A., and van Heezik, Y.M. 2014. Stable isotope analysis as a tool to monitor dietary trends in little penguins Eudyptula minor. Austral Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aec.12128

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

Leung E.S., Chilvers B.L., Nakagawa S., Robertson B.C. 2014. Size and experience matter: diving behaviour of juvenile New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Polar Biology, 37(1), 15-26.

Mannon, K., Loh, G., van Heezik, Y. 2014. Buffering against food availability? The physical environment has little influence on breeding performance of fairy prions (Pachyptila turtur). Austral Ecology doi: 10.1111/aec.12115

Recio, M. R., Mathieu, R., Virgos, E. and Seddon, P. J. 2014. Quantifying fine-scale resource selection by introduced feral cats to complement management decision-making in ecologically sensitive areas. Biological Invasions (in press)

Pickerell, G., Wilson, D. and Seddon, P. J. 2014. How can we detect introduced mammalian predators in non-forest habitats? A comparison of techniques. New Zealand Journal of Ecology (in press)

Trathann, P. N., García-Borboroglu, P., Boersma, D., Bost, C.-A., Crawford, R. J. M., Crossin, G. T., Davis, L. S., Seddon, P. J., Wienecke, B. 2014. Pollution, habitat loss, fishing, and climate change as critical threats to penguins. Conservation Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12349

Seddon, P. J., Griffiths, C. J., Soorae, P. S., & Armstrong, D. P. 2014. Reversing defaunation: Restoring species in a changing world. Science 345(6195), 406-412. doi: 10.1126/science.1251818

Seddon, P. J., Moehrenschlager, A., & Ewen, J. 2014. Reintroducing resurrected species: Selecting DeExtinction candidates. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29(3), 140-147. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.01.007

van Heezik, Y., and Adams, A.L. (in press). Vulnerability of native and exotic urban birds to housing densification and changing gardening and landscaping trends. Urban Ecosystems


Adams, A. L., Dickinson, K. J. M., Robertson, B. C., & van Heezik, Y. 2013. An evaluation of the accuracy and performance of lightweight GPS collars in a suburban environment. PLoS ONE, 8(7) e68496

Adams, A. L., Dickinson, K. J. M., Robertson, B. C., & van Heezik, Y. 2013. Predicting summer site occupancy for an invasive species, the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula ), in an urban environment. PLOS ONE, 8(3), e58422. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058422

Adams, A.L., Recio, M.R., Robertson, B.C., Dickinson, K.J.M., van Heezik Y. 2013. Understanding home range behaviour and resource selection of invasive common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in urban environments. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-013-0627-4

Adams, A.L., van Heezik, Y. Dickinson, K.J.M., Robertson, B.C. 2013. Identifying eradication units in an invasive mammalian pest species. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-013-0568-9

Barth J.M., Matschiner M., Robertson B.C. 2013. Phylogenetic position and subspecies divergence of the endangered New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus). PloS one, 8(10), e78068

Cruz, J., Pech, R.P., Seddon, P. J., Cleland, S., Nelson, D., Sanders, M., and Maloney, R. F. 2013. Species-specific responses by ground-nesting Charadriformes to invasive predators and river flows in the braided Tasman River of New Zealand. Biological Conservation 167: 363-370

Dussex N., and Robertson B.C. 2013. Isolation and characterization of 8 microsatellites for the kea Nestor notabilis. Conservation Genetic Resources DOI 10.1007/s12686-013-9975-8

Flemming, S. A., Lalas, C., & van Heezik, Y. 2013. Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) diet at three breeding colonies in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 37(2), 199-205.

Gebauer, K., Dickinson, K. J. M., Whigham, P. A., & Seddon, P. J. 2013. Matrix matters: Differences of grand skink metapopulation parameters in native tussock grasslands and exotic pasture grasslands. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e76076. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076076

Hegg, D., MacKenzie, D. I., & Jamieson, I. G. 2013. Use of Bayesian population viability analysis to assess multiple management decisions in the recovery programme for the endangered takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri. Oryx, 47(1), 144-152. doi: 10.1017/s0030605311001736

Jamieson,I. G. and Allendorf, F. W. 2013. How does the 50/500 rule apply to MVPs? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 578-584.

Jamieson, I. G., & Allendorf, F. W. 2013. A school of red herring: Reply to Frankham et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28(4), 188-189. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.01.012

Knox, C. D., Cree, A. and Seddon, P. J. 2013. Accurate identification of individual geckos (Naultinus gemmeus) through dorsal pattern differentiation. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(1)Online

Lepczyk, C.A., Conant, S., Duffy, D., Bird, D.M., Calver, M., Duval, F.P., Hutchins, M., Lohr, C.A., Loyd, K.A., Marra, P., Pitt, W.C., Sizemore, G., Sprague, R., Temple S.A., van Heezik, Y., Wallace, G. 2013. Letters to the Editor: feral cat management. JAVMA 243(10): 1391-1392

Leung E.S., Augé A.A., Chilvers B.L., Moore A.B., Robertson B.C. 2013. Foraging behaviour of juvenile female New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) in contrasting environments. PloS one 8 (5), e62728

Leung E.S., Chilvers B.L., Moore A.B., Robertson B.C. 2013. Do yearling New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) learn foraging behavior from their mothers? Marine Mammal Science 30(3): 1220-1228

Mattern, T, Ellenberg, U., Housten, D., Lamare, M., Davis, L. S., van Heezik, Y., and Seddon, P. J. 2013. Straight line foraging in yellow-eyed penguins: new insights into cascading fisheries effects and orientation capabilities of marine predators.PLoS ONE 8(12). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084381

Osborne A.J., Zavodna M., Chilvers B.L., Robertson B.C., Negro S.S., Kennedy M.A., Gemmell N.J. 2013. Extensive variation at MHC DRB in the New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) provides evidence for balancing selection. Heredity, 111(1), 44-56.

Parker, K. A., Ewen, J. G., Seddon, P. J. and Armstrong, D. P. 2013. Post-release monitoring of bird translocations: why is it important and how do we do it? Notornis 60: 85-92

Rayner M.J., Gaskin C.P., Stephenson B.M., Fitzgerald N.B., Landers T.J., Robertson B.C., Scofield R.P., Ismar S.M.H., Imber M.J. 2013. Brood patch and sex-ratio observations indicate breeding provenance and timing in New Zealand Storm-petrel Fregetta maoriana. Marine Ornithology 41: 107-111.

Recio, M. R., Mathieu, R., Hall, G. B., Moore, A. and Seddon, P. J. 2013. Landscape resource mapping for wildlife research using very high resolution satellite imagery. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 982-992

Recio, M. R. and Seddon, P. J. 2013. Understanding determinants of home-range behaviour of feral cats as introduced apex-predators in insular ecosystems: a spatial approach. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology DOI 10.1007/s00265-013-1605-7

Recio, M. R., Mathieu, R., Latham, M. C., Latham, A. D. M., and Seddon, P. J. 2013. Quantifying fine-scale resource selection by introduced European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in ecologically sensitive areas. Biological Invasions 15(8), 1807-1818. doi: 10.1007/s10530-013-0410-6

Santos, E. S. A., Jamieson, I. G., Santos, L. L. S. et al. Low genetic and morphological differentiations between an introduced population of dunnocks in New Zealand and an ancestral population in England. Biological Invasions 15: 185-197.

Seddon, P. J. 2013. Letter to the Editor: The new IUCN guidelines highlight the importance of habitat quality to reintroduction success - Reply to White et al. Biological Conservation 164: 177. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2013.05.021

Seddon, P.J., Ellenberg, U. and van Heezik, Y. 2013. Yellow-eyed Penguin. In: P. G. Boroboroglu and P. D Boersma (Eds) Biology and Conservation of the World's Penguins. University of Washington Press.

Seddon, P. J. and van Heezik, Y. 2013. Reintroduction to ratchet up public perceptions of biodiversity: Reversing the extinction of experience through animal restorations. In: M. Bekoff and S. M. Bexell (Eds). Ignoring Nature: Animal Losses and What We Must Do About Them. University of Chicago Press.

Sutton J.T., Robertson B.C., Grueber C.E., Stanton J.L., Jamieson I.G. 2013. Characterization of MHC class II B polymorphism in bottlenecked New Zealand saddlebacks reveals low levels of genetic diversity.  Immunogenetics 65(8), 619-633.

Townsend, S. M., & Jamieson, I. G. 2013. Molecular and pedigree measures of relatedness provide similar estimates of inbreeding depression in a bottlenecked population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12109

Townsend, S. M., & Jamieson, I. G. 2013. Inbreeding influences within-brood heterozygosity-fitness correlations (HFCs) in an isolated passerine population. Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/evo.12113

van Heezik, Y., Freeman, C., Porter, S., & Dickinson, K. J. M. 2013. Garden size, householder knowledge, and socio-economic status influence plant and bird diversity at the scale of individual gardens. Ecosystems .16(8), 1442-1454. doi: 10.1007/s10021-013-9694-8

Waite, E., Closs, G. P., van Heezik, Y., & Dickinson, K. J. M. 2013. Resource availability and foraging of Silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis) in urban trees. Emu 113(1), 26-32. doi: 10.1071/MU11093

Weiser, E. L., Grueber, C. E., & Jamieson, I. G. 2013. Simulating retention of rare alleles in small populations to assess management options for species with different life histories. Conservation Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12011

Weston K.A., and Robertson B.C. 2013. Isolation and characterisation of 14 microsatellites for the New Zealand rock wren Xenicus gilviventris. Conservation Genetic Resources 6(1), 115-117. DOI 10.1007/s12686-013-0018-2


Ellenberg, U., Mattern, T., Housten, D. M., Davis, L. S. and Seddon, P. J.2012. Previous experiences with humans affect responses of Snares Penguins to experimental disturbance. Journal of Ornithology 153: 621-631 Online DOI:10.1007/s10336-011-0780-4

Ewen, J. G., Armstrong, D. P., Parker, K. A., and Seddon, P. J. (Eds). 2012.Reintroduction Biology: Integrating science and management. Conservation Science and Practice Series. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, John Wiley & Sons, UK. 499pp.

Freeman, C., Dickinson, K. J. M., Porter, S. and van Heezik, Y. 2012. “My garden is an expression of me”: Exploring householders' relationships with their gardens. Journal of Environmental Psychology 32: 135-143.

Grueber, C. E., Wallis, G P., King, T. M. and Jamieson, I. G. 2012. Variation at innate immunity Toll-like receptor genes in a bottlenecked population of a New Zealand robin. PLOS One 7: e45011 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045011

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

Hegg, D., Giroir, T., Ellenberg, U. and Seddon, P. J. 2012. Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) as a case study to assess the reliability of nest counts.Journal of Ornithology 153: 457-466 Online DOI:10.1007/s10336-011-0761-7

Jamieson, I. G. and Lacy, R. C. 2012. Managing genetic issues in reintroduction biology Pp. 441-475 In: Ewen, J. G., Armstrong, D. P., Parker, K. A., and Seddon, P. J. (Eds) in press.Reintroduction Biology: Integrating science and management. Conservation Science and Practice Series. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

Jamieson, I. G. and Ludwig, K. 2012. Rat-wise robins quickly lose fear of rats when introduced to a rat-free island. Animal Behaviour 84: 225-229.

Knox, C. D., Cree, A. and Seddon, P. J. 2012. Grazing by introduced mammals reduces indicators of rodent predation on a native gecko (Naultinus gemmeus) in Coprosma shrubland.Journal of Herpetology 46: 145-152.

Leung E.S., Chilvers B.L., Moore A.B., Robertson B.C. 2012. Mass and bathymetry influences on the foraging behaviour of dependent yearling New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 47(1), 38-50. DOI:10.1080/00288330.2012.732584.

Leung, E. S., Chilvers, B. L., Nakagawa, S. and Robertson, B. C. 2012. Sexual segregation in juvenile New Zealand sea lion foraging ranges: implications for intraspecific competition, piopuation dynamics and conservation. PLOS One 7: e45389 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045389

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

Osborne, P. E. and Seddon, P. J. 2012. Selecting suitable habitats for reintroductions: variation, change, and the role of species distribution modelling. Pp. 73-104 In: Ewen, J. G., Armstrong, D. P., Parker, K. A., and Seddon, P. J. (Eds) in press.Reintroduction Biology: Integrating science and management. Conservation Science and Practice Series. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

Robertson B.C., and Goldstien S.J. 2012. Phylogenetic affinities of the New Zealand blue duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) Notornis 59, 49-59.

Seddon, P. J., Strauss, W. M. and Innes, J. 2012. Animal Translocations: what are they and why do we do them? Pp. 1-32 In: Ewen, J. G., Armstrong, D. P., Parker, K. A., and Seddon, P. J. (Eds).Reintroduction Biology: Integrating science and management. Conservation Science and Practice Series. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

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

van Heezik, Y. and Seddon, P. J. 2012 Accounting for detectability when estimating avian abundance in an urban area.New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(3): 391-407 Online

van Heezik, Y. and Ludwig, K. 2012. Proximity to source populations and untidy gardens predict occurrence of a small lizard in an urban area. Landscape and Urban Planning 104: 253-259.

van Heezik, Y., Dickinson, K. J. M., and Freeman, C. 2012. Closing the gap: Communicating change gardening practices in support of native biodiversity in urban areas. Ecology and Society 17: Article 34 DOI: 10.5751/ES-04712-170134

Waite, E. M., Closs, G., van Heezik, Y. and Dickinson, K. D. 2012. Arboreal arthropod sampling methods for urban trees. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 931-939.

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


Armstrong, D. P. and Seddon, P.J. 2011. Making inferences from the reintroduction literature: a response to Bajomi et al.Oryx 45:18

Browne, T., Lalas, C., Mattern, T., & van Heezik, Y. (2011). Chick starvation in yellow-eyed penguins: Evidence for poor diet quality and selective provisioning of chicks from conventional diet analysis and stable isotopes. Austral Ecology, 36(1), 99-108. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02125.x

Ellenberg, U., Mattern, T., Housten, D. M., Davis, L. S. and Seddon, P. J.2011. Previous experiences with humans affect responses of Snares Penguins to experimental disturbance. Journal of Ornithology Online DOI:10.1007/s10336-011-0780-4

Ellenberg, U. and Seddon, P. J. 2011. Effective management decision-making depends on rigorous research. Pp 257-260 In: A. Krause and E. Weir (Eds) Ecotourism ­ management, development, impact, Nova Science Publishers, New York.

Freeman, C., Clark, R. D., & van Heezik, Y. (2011). Creating ecologically based land use and habitat maps quickly and cheaply to support conservation planning at local scales: A New Zealand example. Geographical Research, 49(1), 99-111. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2010.00683.x

Grueber, C. E., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Low genetic diversity and small population size of Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri on European arrival in New Zealand. Ibis, 153(2), 384-394. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01110.x

Grueber, C. E., Nakagawa, S., Laws, R. J., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Multimodel inference in ecology and evolution: Challenges and solutions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24(4), 699-711. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02210.x

Grueber, C. E., Waters, J. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). The imprecision of heterozygosity-fitness correlations hinders the detection of inbreeding and inbreeding depression in a threatened species. Molecular Ecology, 20(1), 67-79. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04930.x

Hegg, D., Giroir, T., Ellenberg, U. and Seddon, P. J. 2011. Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) as a case study to assess the reliability of nest counts.Journal of Ornithology[IF 1.297] Online DOI:10.1007/s10336-011-0761-7

Horn, T., Robertson, B. C., Will, M., Eason, D. K., Elliott, G. P., & Gemmell, N. J. (2011). Inheritance of telomere length in a bird. PLoS ONE, 6(2), e17199. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017199

Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Founder effects, inbreeding, and loss of genetic diversity in four avian reintroduction programs. Conservation Biology, 25(1), 115-123. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01574.x

Knight, M. Mallon, D. and Seddon, P. (Eds). 2011. Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula. Zoology in the Middle East - Supplementum 3. Kasparek Verlag, Heidelberg.

Knight, M. H., Seddon, P.J. and Al Midfa, A. 2011. Transboundary conservation initiatives and opportunities in the Arabian Peninsula. Zoology in the Middle East (Suppl. 3): 183-195

Laws, R. J., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Is lack of evidence of inbreeding depression in a threatened New Zealand robin indicative of reduced genetic load? Animal Conservation, 14(1), 47-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2010.00388.x

Recio, M. R., Mathieu, R., Maloney, R., and Seddon, P. J. 2011. Costs comparisons between GPS- and VHF- based telemetry: case study of feral cats Felis catus in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35: 114-117

Recio, M. R., Mathieu, R., Maloney, R., and Seddon, P. J. 2011. Design of a GPS backpack to track European hedgehogs Erinaceous europaeus. European Journal of Wildlife Research[IF 1.220]

Robertson, B. C., & Chilvers, B. L. (2011). The population decline of the New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri: A review of possible causes. Mammal Review, 41(4), 253-275. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2907.2011.00186.x

Robertson, B. C., Stephenson, B. M., & Goldstien, S. J. (2011). When rediscovery is not enough: Taxonomic uncertainty hinders conservation of a critically endangered bird. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.08.001

Seddon, P.J., Stanley Price, M., Launay, F., Maunder, M., Soorae, P., Molur, S., Armstrong, D., Jordan, M., Dalrymple, S. and Genovesi, P. 2011. Frankenstein ecosystems and 21st Century conservation agendas: Reply to Oliveira-Santos and Fernandez. Conservation Biology 25: 212-213

Seddon, P. J., Roughton, C. M., Reardon, J. and Mackenzie, D. I. 2011. Dynamics of an endangered New Zealand skink: accounting for incomplete detectability in estimating patch occupancy. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35: 247-253

Sutton, J. T., Nakagawa, S., Robertson, B. C., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Disentangling the roles of natural selection and genetic drift in shaping variation at MHC immunity genes. Molecular Ecology, 20(21), 4408-4420. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05292.x

Sutton, J. T., Robertson, B. C., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Dye shift: A neglected source of genotyping error in molecular ecology. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11(3), 514-520. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.02981.x

Thorsen, M. J., Seddon, P. J., and Dickinson, K. J. M. 2011. Faunal influences on New Zealand seed dispersal characteristics. Evolutionary Ecology DOI:10.1007/s10682-011-9470-1

Torres, L. G., Thompson, D. R., Bearhop, S., Votier, S., Taylor, G. A., Sagar, P. M., & Robertson, B. C. (2011). White-capped albatrosses alter fine-scale foraging behavior patterns when associated with fishing vessels. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 428, 289-301. doi: 10.3354/meps09068

Tracy, L. N., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Historic DNA reveals contemporary population structure results from anthropogenic effects, not pre-fragmentation patterns. Conservation Genetics, 12(2), 517-526. doi: 10.1007/s10592-010-0158-9

Tracy, L. N., Wallis, G. P., Efford, M. G., & Jamieson, I. G. (2011). Preserving genetic diversity in threatened species reintroductions: How many individuals should be released? Animal Conservation, 14(4), 439-446. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2011.00448.x


Boessenkool, S., Star, B., Scofield, P., Seddon, P. J., and Waters, J. M. 2010. Lost in translation or deliberate falsification? Genetic analyses reveal erroneous museum data for historic penguin specimens. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 1057-1064

Boessenkool, S., Star, B., Seddon, P. J., and Waters, J. 2010. Temporal genetic samples indicate small effective population size of the endangered yellow-eyed penguin. Conservation Genetics 11: 539-546

Gordon, J. K., Matthaei, C., & van Heezik , Y. (2010). Belled collars reduce catch of domestic cats in New Zealand by half. Wildlife Research, 37(5), 372-378. doi: 10.1071/wr09127

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

Horn, T., Robertson, B. C., & Gemmell, N. J. 2010. The use of telomere length in ecology and evolutionary biology. Heredity 105: 497-506

Laws, R. J., Townsend, S. M., Nakagawa, S., & Jamieson , I. G. (2010). Limited inbreeding depression in a bottlenecked population is age but not environment dependent. Journal of Avian Biology, 41(6), 645-652. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2010.05164.x

Lettink, M., Norbury, G., Cree, A., Seddon, P. J., Duncan, R., and Schwarz, C. J. 2010. Removal of introduced predators, but not artificial refuge supplementation, increases skink survival in coastal duneland. Biological Conservation 143: 72-77

Metsers, L.. Seddon, P. J. and van Heezik, Y. 2010. Cat exclusion zones in rural and semi-rural landscapes: how large would they have to be? Wildlife Research 37: 47-56

Michel, P. Dickinson, K.J.M., Barrett, B.I.P. and Jamieson, I.G. 2010. 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

Recio, M. R., Mathieu, R., Maloney, R., Stevenson, S. and Seddon, P. J. 2010. First results of feral cats Felis catus monitored with GPS collars in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 34: 288-305

Seddon, P.J. 2010. From re-introduction to assisted colonization: Moving along the conservation translocation spectrum. Restoration Ecology 18(6): 796-802

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

van Heezik, Y., Smyth, A., Adams, A., & Gordon, J. (2010). Do domestic cats impose an unsustainable harvest on urban bird populations? Biological Conservation, 143(1), 121-130. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.09.013


Abdelkrim, J., Robertson , B. C., Stanton, J.-A. L., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Fast, cost-effective development of species-specific microsatellite markers by genomic sequencing. Biotechniques, 46(3), 185-192. doi: 10.2144/000113084

Augé, A. A., Chilvers, B. L., Moore, A. B., Mathieu, R., & Robertson, B. C. 2009. Aggregation and dispersion of female New Zealand sea lions at the Sandy Bay breeding colony, Auckland Islands: How unusual is their spatial behaviour? Behaviour 146(9): 1287-1311

Boessenkool, S., Austin, J. J., Worthy, T. H., Scofield, P., Cooper, A., Seddon, P. J., and Waters, J. M. 2009. Relict or colonizer? Extinction and range expansion of penguins in southern New Zealand. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 815-821

Boessenkool, S., Star, B., Waters, J. and Seddon, P. J. 2009. Multilocus assignment analyses reveal multiple units and rare migration events in the recently expanded yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Molecular Ecology 18: 2390-2400

Caudron, A. K., Negro, S. S., Fowler, M., Boren, L., Poncin, P., Robertson, B. C., & Gemmell, N. J. 2009. Alternative mating tactics in the New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri): When non-territorial males are successful too. Australian Journal of Zoology 57(6): 409-421

Chilvers BL, Duignan PJ, Robertson BC, Castinel A, Wilkinson IS. 2009. Effects of hookworms (Uncinaria sp.) on the early growth and survival of New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) pups. Polar Biology 32, 295-302

Ellenberg, U., Mattern, T. and Seddon, P. J. 2009. Habituation potential of Yellow-eyed penguins depend on sex, character and previous experience with humans. Animal Behaviour 77: 289-296

Jamieson, I.G. 2009. Loss of genetic diversity and inbreeding in New Zealand' s threatened bird species. Science for Conservation 293, Department of Conservation, Wellington. 59 pp

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

Rhodes, B., O' Donnell, C. and Jamieson, I. 2009. 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

Robertson BC, Frauenfelder N, Eason DK, Elliott G, Moorhouse R 2009. Thirty polymorphic microsatellite loci from the critically endangered kakapo (Strigops habroptilus). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 664-666

Seddon, P.J., Armstrong, D. P., Soorae, P., Launay, F., Walker, S., Ruiz-Miranda, C. R., Molur, S., Koldewey, H. and Kleiman, D. G. 2009. The risks of assisted colonization. 2009. Conservation Biology 23: 788-789

Thorsen, M. J., Dickinson, K. J. M., & Seddon , P. J. (2009). Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution & Systematics, 11(4), 285-309. doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2009.06.001

van Heezik, Y., Maloney, R. F., & Seddon, P. J. (2009). Movements of translocated captive-bred and released critically endangered kaki (black stilts) Himantopus novaezelandiae and the value of long-term post-release monitoring. Oryx, 43(4), 639-647. doi: 10.1017/S0030605309990081


Armstrong, D.P. and Seddon, P.J. 2008. Directions in reintroduction biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 20-25

Boessenkool, S., King, T. M., Seddon , P. J., & Waters, J. M. (2008). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(5), 1043-1045. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02149.x

Clark, R.D., Mathieu, R. and Seddon, P. J. 2008. Geographic Information Systems in wildlife management: a case study using yellow-eyed penguin nest site data. DOC Research & Development Series 303. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 34 pp

Grueber, C.E. and Jamieson, I.G. 2008. Quantifying and managing the loss of genetic variation in a free-ranging population of takahe through the use of pedigrees. Conservation Genetics 9: 645-651

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

Horn, T., Gemmell, N. J., Robertson, B. C., & Bridges, C. R. 2008. Telomere length change in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Australian Journal of Zoology 56(3): 207-210

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

Leech, T.J., Gormley, A. M. and Seddon, P.J. 2008. Estimating the minimum viable population size of kaka (Nestor meridionalis), a potential umbrella species for New Zealand lowland forest. Biological Conservation 141: 681-691

Lettink, M., Cree, A., Norbury, G. and Seddon, P. J. 2008. Monitoring and restoration options for lizards on Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury. DOC Research & Development Series 301. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 44 pp

Michel, P., Jenkins, J., Mason, N., Dickinson, K. J. M., & Jamieson , I. G. (2008). Assessing the ecological application of lasergrammetric techniques to measure fine-scale vegetation structure. Ecological Informatics, 3(4-5), 309-320. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2008.07.002

Michel, P., Dickinson, K.J.M., Barratt, B.I.P. and Jamieson, I.G. 2008. 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

Robertson BC, Stephenson BM. 2008. DNA sexing of the critically endangered New Zealand storm petrel (Oceanites maorianus, or Pealeornis maoriana). Notornis, 55

Seddon, P. J. 2008. Developing the science of reintroduction biology. In: Ewen, J. G., Armstrong D., Parker, K. and Seddon, P.J (Eds). Avian reintroduction biology: current issues for science and management. Published abstracts. Avian Biology Research 1: 28

Seddon, P. J. and Ellenberg, U. 2008. Effects of human disturbance on penguins: the need for site and species-specific visitor management guidelines. Chapter 14 In: Marine Wildlife and Tourism Management J. Highham and M. Lück (Eds). CABI Publishing, Oxford. Pp. 163-181

Seddon, P. J. and Launay, F. 2008. Arab Falconry: Changes, challenges and conservation opportunities of an ancient art. Chapter 14 In: B. Lovelock (ed.). Tourism and the Consumption of Wildlife: Hunting, shooting and sports fishing. Routledge, London. Pp.196-210

Seddon, P. J., and Leech, T.J. 2008. Conservation short cut or long and winding road? A critique of umbrella species criteria. Oryx 42(2): 1-6

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

Taylor, S., Boessenkool, S., & Jamieson , I. G. (2008). Genetic monogamy in two long-lived New Zealand passerines. Journal of Avian Biology, 39(5), 579-583. doi: 10.1111/j.2008.0908-8857.04331.x

van Heezik, Y., Ludwig, K., Whitwell, S., McLean, I.G. 2008. Nest survival of birds in an urban environment in New Zealand. NZ Journal of Ecology 32(2): 155-165

van Heezik, Y., Smyth, A., Mathieu, R. 2008. Diversity of native and exotic birds across an urban gradient in a New Zealand city. Landscape and Urban Planning 87: 223-232


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

Ellenberg, U., Setiawan, A., Cree, A., Housten, D. M., and Seddon, P. J. 2007. Elevated hormonal stress response and reduced reproductive output in Yellow-eyed penguins exposed to unregulated tourism. General and Comparative Endocrinology 152: 54-63

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

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

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

Leech, T.J., Craig, E., Beaven, B., Mitchell, D.K., and Seddon, P.J. 2007. Reintroduction of rifleman Acanthisitta chloris to Ulva Island, New Zealand: Evaluation of techniques and population persistence. Oryx 41(3): 369-375

Lettink, M. and Seddon, P. J. 2007. Influence of microhabitat factors on capture rates of lizards in a coastal New Zealand environment. Journal of Herpetology 41: 187-196

Ludwig, K., & Jamieson , I. G. (2007). Phrase types, repertoire size and repertoire overlap in the South Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus). Notornis, 54, 201-213.

Robertson BC, Steeves TE, McBride KP, Goldstien SJ, Williams MJ, Gemmell NJ. 2007. Phylogeography of the New Zealand blue duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos): implications for translocation and species recovery. Conservation Genetics, 8, 1431-1440

Seddon, P. J., Armstrong, D. P. and Maloney, R. F. 2007. Combining the fields of reintroduction biology and restoration ecology. Conservation Biology 21: 1388-1390

Shanahan, D., Mathieu, R. and Seddon, P. J. 2007. Fine-scale movement of the European hedgehog: an application of spool-and-thread tracking. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 31(2): 160-168

Smith, D.H.V., Wilson, D.J., Moller, H., van Heezik, Y. 2007. Selection of alpine grasslands over beech forest by stoats (Mustela erminea) inhabiting montane areas in southern New Zealand. NZ Journal of Ecology 31(1): 88-97

Taylor, S. S., & Jamieson , I. G. (2007). Determining sex of South Island saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) using discriminant function analysis. Notornis, 54(2), 61-64.

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

Taylor, S. S., Jamieson, I. G., & Wallis, G. P. (2007). Historic and contemporary levels of genetic variation in two New Zealand passerines with different histories of decline. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(5), 2035-2047.


Chilvers, B. L., Robertson , B. C., Wilkinson, I. S., & Duignan, P. J. (2006). Growth and survival of New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri: Birth to 3 months. Polar Biology, 30(4), 459-469. doi: 10.1007/s00300-006-0203-9

Dale AR, Robertson BC. 2006. DNA sexing of weka (Gallirallus australis). Notornis, 53, 385-386

Ellenberg, U., Mattern, T., Seddon , P. J., & Jorquera, G. L. (2006). Physiological and reproductive consequences of human disturbance in Humboldt penguins: The need for species-specific visitor management. Biological Conservation, 133, 95-106.

Greaves, G. J., Mathieu, R., and Seddon, P. J. 2006. Predictive modelling and ground validation of the spatial distribution of the New Zealand long-tailed bat (Chalinobus tuberculatus). Biological Conservation 132: 211-221

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

Mathieu, R., Seddon, P. J. and Leiendecker, J. 2006. Predicting the distribution of raptors using remote sensing techniques and Geographic Information Systems: a case study with the Eastern New Zealand falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 33: 73-84

Robertson BC. 2006. The role of genetics in kakapo recovery. Notornis 53(1): 173-183

Robertson BC, Chilvers BL, Duignan P, Wilkinson I, Gemmell NJ. 2006. Dispersal of breeding, adult male Phocarctos hookeri: Implications for disease transmission, population management and species recovery. Biological Conservation 127: 227-236

Robertson BC, Eason, D., Elliott GP, Clout MN, Gemmell NJ. 2006. Sex allocation theory aids species conservation. Biology Letters, 2, 229-231

Robertson BC, Gemmell NJ. 2006. PCR-based sexing in conservation biology: wrong answers from an accurate methodology? Conservation Genetics, 7, 267-271

Roughton, C. M. and Seddon, P. J. 2006. Estimating site occupancy and detectability of an endangered New Zealand lizard, the Otago skink (Oligosoma otagense). Wildlife Research 33: 193-198


Cameron, B., van Heezik, Y. M., Maloney, R. F., Seddon, P. J. and Harraway, J. A. 2005. Improving predator capture rates: analysis of river margin trap site data in the Waitaki Basin, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 29(1): 117-128

Harper, G., Seddon, P. J. and Dickinson, K. 2005. Habitat use by three rat speies (Rattus sp.) on Stewart Island/Rakiura, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 29(2): 251-260

Kissling, W. D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P. J., Dickinson, K, J. M. and Lord, J. M. 2005. Invasion ecology of the alien tussock grass Nardus stricta at Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 601-612

Seddon, P. J., Soorae, P. S. and Launay, F. 2005. Taxonomic bias in reintroduction projects. Animal Conservation 8(1): 51-58

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

van Heezik, Y. M. and Seddon, P. J. 2005. Structure and content of graduate wildlife management and conservation biology programs: an international perspective. Conservation Biology 19(1): 7-14

van Heezik, Y. M. , Lei, P., Maloney, R. F. and Sancha, E. 2005. Captive breeding for reintroduction: Influence of management practices and biological factors on survival of captive kaki (black stilt). Zoo Biology 24: 459-474


Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P. J., Dickinson, K. J. M. and Lord, J. M. 2004. Ecology and distribution of Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) – an alien invader into New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 29: 1-12

Kissling, W. Daniel 2004. Effects of time of day and observer position on waterbird counts. Notornis 51: 41-46

McClung, M. R., Seddon, P. J., Massaro, M. and Setiawan, A. N. 2004. Nature-based tourism impacts on yellow-eyed penguins Megadyptes antipodes: does unregulated visitor access affect fledging weight and juvenile survival? Biological Conservation 119: 279-285

Sancha, E., van Heezik, Y., Maloney, R., Alley, M. and Seddon, P. J. 2004. Iodine deficiency affects hatchability of endangered captive kaki (black stilt, Himantopus novaezelandiae). Zoo Biology 23: 1-13

Seddon, P. J. and Maloney, R. F. 2004. Methods for tracking radio-signals by fixed-wing light aircraft. Department of Conservation Technical Series 30. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 23 p

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