Technical & Research publications


2017

Proposed National Planning Template: Zones and Associated Spatial Planning Tool Framework Options

Report prepared by Boffa Miskell Limited for the Ministry for the Environment

Author/s: Vossler, G., Connor, R.

For more publication details contact Greg Vossler >

RMA District Plan Definitions: Research Report

Report prepared by Boffa Miskell Limited for the Ministry for the Environment

Author/s: Vossler, G., Styles, S.

For more publication details contact Greg Vossler >

RMA District and Regional Plan Definition Interface: Research Report

Report prepared by Boffa Miskell Limited for the Ministry for the Environment

Author/s: Vossler, G.

For more publication details contact Greg Vossler >

Trends in the development of mammalian pest control technology in New Zealand

New Zealand Journal of Zoology

Author/s: Charles T. Eason, Lee Shapiro, Shaun Ogilvie, Carolyn King & Mick Clout

For more publication details contact Dr. Lee Shapiro >

Positive indirect interactions in marine herbivores and algae

In V. Shield (Eds) Herbivore. ISBN 978-953-51-4901-9

Author/s: Bell, J. E. and Williamson, J. E.

For more publication details contact Dr. Jacqui Bell >

2016

Natural Character Study of the Waikato Coastal Environment

Report prepared by Boffa Miskell for the Waikato Regional Council

Author/s: Ryder, R.; Bentley, J.; Saunders, L.; De Luca, S.

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For more publication details contact Rebecca Ryder >

New Zealand fairy tern (Sternula nereis davisae) foraging observations at Te Arai Stream

Notornis 63: 42-45

Author/s: Jeffries, D.; Bull, L.S.; Lagnaz, E.; Pulham, G.; Wilson, D.; Wilson, P.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2015

Monitoring the environmental effect of a major roading project on an adjacent marine reserve

Australasian Coast and Ports Conference

Author/s: Bell, J. E. and Don, G.

For more publication details contact Dr. Jacqui Bell >

2014

Facilitation cascade maintains a kelp community

Marine Ecology Progress Series, 501, 1-10. (Feature Article).

Author/s: Bell, J. E., Bishop, M. J., Taylor, R. B. and Williamson, J. E.

For more publication details contact Dr. Jacqui Bell >

Urchin Mediated Positive Interactions

PhD Thesis, Macquarie University.

Author/s: Bell, J. E.

For more publication details contact Dr. Jacqui Bell >

2013

Robust age and growth parameters for three heavily exploited shark species off temperate eastern Australia

ICES Journal of Marine Science, 79, 3, 559-573

Author/s: Geraghty, P. T., Macbeth, W. G., Harry, A. V., Bell, J. E., Yerman, M. N. and Williamson, J. E.

For more publication details contact Dr. Jacqui Bell >

Post-construction avian mortality monitoring at Project West Wind

NZ Journal of Zoology,40:28-46

Author/s: Bull, L.S.; Fuller, A.; Sim, D.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2012

Medium Density Housing Case Study: Stonefields, Auckland

Published in January 2012 by the Ministry for the Environment Manatü Mö Te Taiao. ISBN 978-0-478-37269-4

Author/s: Mein, L.

For more publication details contact Lisa Mein >

Medium Density Housing Case Study: Chester Courts, Christchurch

Published in January 2012 by the Ministry for the Environment Manatü Mö Te Taiao. ISBN 978-0-478-37268-7

Author/s: Church, T.

For more publication details contact Tim Church >

Medium Density Housing Case Study: The Altair, Wellington

Published in January 2012 by the Ministry for the Environment Manatü Mö Te Taiao. ISBN 978-0-478-37270-0

Author/s: Ferreira, R.

For more publication details contact Lisa Mein >

Medium Density Housing: Case Study Assessment Methodology

Published in January 2012 by the Ministry for the Environment Manatü Mö Te Taiao. ISBN 978-0-478-37271-7

Author/s: Church, T., Ferreira, R., Mein, L.

For more publication details contact Lisa Mein >

The role of visual and chemical cues in host detection by the symbiotic shrimp Gnathophylloides mineri

Journal of Experimental Marine Ecology and Biology 414-415, 38-43.

Author/s: Williamson, J. E., Gleeson, C., Bell, J. E. and Vaitilingon, D.

For more publication details contact Dr. Jacqui Bell >

Island prioritization for invasive rodent eradications with an emphasis on reinvasion risk

Biological Invasions, 14:1251–1263

Author/s: Harris, D.B.; Gregory, S.D.; Bull, L.S.; Courchamp, F.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Distinctive aquatic assemblages in waterfilled tree holes: a novel component of freshwater biodiversity in New Zealand temperate rainforests

Insect Conservation and Diversity 5: 202-212

Author/s: Tanya J. Blakely, Jon S. Harding, and Raphael K. Didham

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

Effects of environmental gradients on the distribution of harpacticoid copepods in an intertidal flat, Portobello Bay, Otago Harbour, New Zealand

New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research

Author/s: Stringer, T; Korsman, J, Peralta, G; Keesing, V; Tremblay, L, Glover, C.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Development of an endemic harpacticoid copepod bioassay for estuarine sediments: selection of species and relative sensitivity to zinc, atrazine and phenanthrene

Accepted for publication in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Author/s: Tristan J. Stringer, Chris N. Glover, Dr Vaughan Keesing, Grant Northcott, and Louis A. Tremblay

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Horizontal and vertical structuring in the dispersal of adult aquatic insects in a fragmented landscape

Fundamental and Applied Limnology 180: 27-40

Author/s: Didham, Blakely et al.

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

2010

Resource Efficiency in New Zealand: Assessment of Business Sectors

Report prepared by Boffa Miskell Limited for the Ministry for the Environment

Author/s: Boffa Miskell Limited

For more publication details contact Ian Boothroyd >

Landscape and Ecology Values within Stormwater Management

Auckland Regional Council Technical Report TR2009/083

Author/s: Lewis, M.; Simcock, R.; Davidson, G.; Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Disentangling the mechanistic drivers of ecosystem-size effects on species diversity

Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 1204-1214.

Author/s: Tanya J. Blakely and Raphael K. Didham

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

Container-inhabiting Monopelopia larvae (Diptera: Chironomidae: Tanypodinae) newly recorded in New Zealand

New Zealand Entomologist 33: 38-42

Author/s: Tanya J. Blakely, Peter S. Cranston, Michael J Winterbourn

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

2009

Resource Efficiency in New Zealand: Literature Review

Report prepared by Boffa Miskell Limited for the Ministry for the Environment

Author/s: Boffa Miskell Limited

For more publication details contact Ian Boothroyd >

New mitigation measures reducing seabird bycatch in trawl fisheries

Fish & Fisheries 10: 408-427

Author/s: Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Management of Interacting Invasives: Ecosystem Approaches

Invasive Species Management: A Handbook of Principles and Techniques, Williams, P.A. & M. Clout (eds). Oxford University Press. Pp 232-247

Author/s: Bull, L.S.; Courchamp, F.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2008

Use of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve

NSW Aquatic Protected Areas Section, Department of Environment and Climate Change. ISBN 978 1 74232 009 0

Author/s: Bell, J. E.

For more publication details contact Dr. Jacqui Bell >

Papakura Stream Assessment & Management Study

Auckland Regional Council Technical Report TR 2008/014

Author/s: Bull, L.S.; Sides, E.; Lewis, M.; Wilson-Zandvoort, K.; Stephenson, T.; Ruffell, J.; Steer, J.; de Luca, S.; Slaven, D.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

The abundance, distribution and structural characteristics of tree-holes in Nothofagus forest, New Zealand

Austral Ecology 33: 963-974.

Author/s: Tanya J. Blakely, Phillip G Jellyman, Robert J Holdaway, Laura Young, Ben Burrows, Patrick Duncan, Daniel Thirkettle, Jamie Simpson, Robert M. Ewers and Raphael K. Didham

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

Toxicity of estuarine sediments using a full life-cycle bioassay with the marine copepod Robertsonia propinqua

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 08/2008; 70(3):469-74.

Author/s: Lisa A Hack, Louis A Tremblay, Steve D Wratten, Guy Forrester, Dr Vaughan Keesing

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Allometry in the Puffinus shearwater genus

Marine Ornithology, 36: 53-57

Author/s: Haywood, J.; Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Tree holes in a mixed broad-leaf–podocarp rain forest, New Zealand

New Zealand Journal of Ecology 32: 197-208

Author/s: Tanya J. Blakely and Raphael K. Didham

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

2007

Reducing seabird bycatch in longline, trawl and gillnet fisheries

Fish & Fisheries, 8: 31-56

Author/s: Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

New Zealand Threat Classification System lists-2005

DOC stand-alone publication 236, Department of Conservation, Wellington, 194p

Author/s: Hitchmough, R.; Bull, L.S.; Cromarty, P.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Attempting to manage complex predator-prey interactions fails to avert imminent extinction of a threatened New Zealand skink population

Journal of Wildlife Management, 71: 1576-1584

Author/s: Hoare, J.M.; Adams, L.; Bull, L.S.; Towns, D.R.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Can bans stimulate wildlife trade?

Nature, 447: 529-530.

Author/s: Rivalan, P.; Delmas, V.; Angulo, E.; Bull, L.S.; Hall, R.J.; Courchamp, F.; Rosser, A.M.; Leader-Williams, N.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Benthic meiofauna community composition at polluted and non-polluted sites in New Zealand intertidal environments

Marine Pollution Bulletin (impact factor: 2.5). 12/2007; 54(11):1801-12

Author/s: Lisa A Hack, Louis A Tremblay, Steve D Wratten, Alison Lister, Dr Vaughan Keesing

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

A review of methodologies for mitigating incidental catch of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries

DOC Research & Development Series 263, Department of Conservation, Wellington. 57p.

Author/s: Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2006

Barriers to the recovery of aquatic insect communities in urban streams

Freshwater Biology 51: 1634-1645.

Author/s: Blakely et al.

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

Influence of migratory behaviour on morphology and breeding biology of shearwater Puffinus species

Marine Ornithology 34: 25-31

Author/s: Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Rarity value and species extinction: The Anthropogenic Allee Effect

PLoS Biology 4: e415. DOI: 10. 1371/journal.pbio.0040415

Author/s: Courchamp, F.; Angulo, E.; Rivalan, P.; Hall, R.J.; Signoret, L.; Bull, L.; Meinard, Y.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Vertical stratification in the spatial distribution of the beech scale insect (Ultracoelostoma assimile) in Nothofagus tree canopies in New Zealand

Ecological Entomology 31: 185-195.

Author/s: Carl W. Wardhaugh, Tanya J. Blakely, Hamish Grieg, Paul D. Morris, Annabel Barnden, Sarah Rickard, Basil Atkinson, Laura L. Fagan, Robert M. Ewers and Raphael K. Didham

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

Geographic variation in the shearwater Puffinus pacificus

Emu 106: 233-243

Author/s: Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2005

Longitudinal patterns in benthic communities in an urban stream under restoration

New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater

Author/s: Blakely and Harding

For more publication details contact Dr. Tanya Blakely >

Patterns of size variation in the shearwater genus Puffinus

Marine Ornithology 33: 27-39.

Author/s: Bull, L.S.; Bell, B.D.; Pledger, S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2003

Components of phenotypic variation in the morphometrics of shearwater (Puffinus) species

Ibis 146: 38–45.

Author/s: Bull, L.S.; Haywood, J.; Pledger, S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2002

Abundance and breeding habitat on noddies and white terns on a relatively unmodified island in the Kingdom of Tonga

Emu 102: 373–376.

Author/s: Bull, L.S.; McConkey, K.R.; Tonga, F.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

2001

The trophic structure of the arthropod assemblage on kawakawa, a New Zealand understory tree

Entomologists’ Monthly Magazine 137: 173-178.

Author/s: Hodge S, Frampton C, Marris JWM, Keesing VF, Vink CJ.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

2000

Leaf damage does not affect leaf loss or chlorophyll content in the New Zealand pepper tree, kawakawa (Macropiper excelsa)

New Zealand Journal of Ecology, vol 24(1), 2000

Author/s: Hodge, S.& Keesing, V., Wratten, S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Patterns of Bioactivity and Herbivory on Nothofagus species from Chile and New Zealand

Journal of Chemical Ecology. Vol 26, No. 1, 2000

Author/s: Russell, G.,Bowers, W.S., Keesing, V., Niemeyer, Sevenet, T., Vasanthaverni.S & Wratten, S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Abundance and polymorph frequency of Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hem., Homoptera, Auchenorrhycha) on crops in the Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand

Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine, vol 136, July 2000

Author/s: Hodge, S. & Keesing, V.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Fidelity and breeding success of the blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) on Matiu-Somes Island, New Zealand

NZ Journal of Zoology 27: 291–298.

Author/s: Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

Factors influencing little penguin (Eudyptula minor) egg success on Matiu-Somes Island, New Zealand

Emu 100: 199–204.

Author/s: Bull, L.S.

For more publication details contact Dr. Leigh Bull >

1998

Tests for mate and nest fidelity in birds with application to little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor)

Biometrics 54: 61–66

Author/s: Pledger, S.; Bullen, L.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Indigenous invertebrate components in ecological restoration in agricultural landscapes

New Zealand Journal of Ecology New Zealand Journal of Ecology 22(1) 99-104.

Author/s: Keesing, V. & Wratten, S.D.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Experimental restoration of indigenous vegetation in agricultural landscapes on the Canterbury Plains, New Zealand

Symposium on restoring health & wealth of ecosystems. Abstract.

Author/s: Wratten S.D., Keesing V.P., Berry N.A.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Herbivore damage and leaf loss in the New Zealand pepper tree (‘kawakawa’, Macropiper excelsum, Piperaceae)

New Zealand Journal of Ecology 01/1998; 22:173-180

Author/s: Hodge, S.; Keesing, V.; Wratten, S.D.; Lövei, G.; Palmer, J. and Cilgi, T.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Herbivore damage and leaf loss in the New Zealand pepper tree (‘kawakawa’, Macropiper excelsum, Piperaceae)

New Zealand Journal of Ecology 01/1998; 22:173-180

Author/s: S. Hodge, V. Keesing, S.D. Wratten, G.L. Lovei, J. Palmer, T. Cilgi

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

1997

Integrating plant and insect conservation

Plant Genetic Conservation: the in situ approach. Chapman & Hall, pp 220 - 235. 446 pages.

Author/s: Keesing, V. & Wratten, S.D.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

1996

The effects of management practices on invertebrate community composition in West Coast beech (Nothofagus) Forests

59 pp. Timberlands West Coast Ltd.

Author/s: Evans, A.; Keesing, V. & Frampton, C.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

Insects, the forgotten fauna

The Green Monitor, issue No. 8, October. Timberlands West Coast Limited. 3 pages.

Author/s: Evans, A.; Keesing, V.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

1995

Impacts of invasion on community structure: habitat and invertebrate assemblage responses to Calluna vulgaris (L) Hull invasion, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

PhD thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 206 p.

Author/s: Keesing, V.F.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

1993

The likely impacts of insect predators on the bio-control agent Lochmaea suturalis

Proceedings of the second Heather control workshop, Turangi 19-21 August 1993. Williams, K. & Keys, H. (eds). Tongariro/Taupo Conservancy, Technical series N0. 1

Author/s: Keesing, V.F.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

1992

The impact of introduced heather on invertebrate fauna: implications for biological control

Biological control of weeds. E.S. Delfosse & R.R.Scott (eds). Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. Lincoln University (2-7 Feb.), Canterbury, New Zealand. pp 55. (Abstract, and poster paper)

Author/s: Keesing, V.F.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >

1990

The toxicity of four insecticides to the mite Hemisarcoptes coccophagus and its host scale Hemiberlesia lataniae

Plant Protection conference. Proceedings of the NZ Weed and Pest Control Conference 43 (1990) 247-251.

Author/s: Keesing, V.F.

For more publication details contact Dr. Vaughan Keesing >