• The ant fauna of Rakitu (Arid Island), New Zealand 

      Veale, Andrew; Bodey, Thomas; Doyle, Erin; Peace, Jo; Russell, James (Unitec ePress, 2018-12-19)
      Monitoring the fauna of an island before ecological restoration work begins provides a baseline against which changes to that environment can be quantified. Ants are a diverse and ecologically important group of insects, ...
    • DNA barcoding a relict avifauna: an important tool for systematics and conservation management 

      Tizard, J.; Patel, S.; Waugh, John; Tavares, E.; Bergmann, T.; Gill, B.; Norman, J.; Christidis, L.; Scofield, P.; Haddrath, O.; Baker, A.; Lambert, D.; Millar, C. D. (BMC (Biomedical Centre), part of Springer Nature, 2019-02-11)
      BACKGROUND: DNA barcoding utilises a standardised region of the cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) gene to identify specimens to the species level. It has proven to be an effective tool for identification of avian samples. The ...
    • The genomic ancestry, landscape genetics, and invasion history of introduced mice in New Zealand 

      Veale, Andrew; Russell, J.C.; King, C. M. (2018-01-24)
      The house mouse (Mus musculus) provides a fascinating system for studying both the genomic basis of reproductive isolation, and the patterns of human-mediated dispersal. New Zealand has a complex history of mouse invasions, ...
    • The house crow (Corvus splendens): a threat to New Zealand? 

      Fraser, Diane; Aguilar, Glenn; Nagle, William; Galbraith, Mel; Ryall, Colin (2015-05-04)
      The house crow (Corvus splendens), a native of the Indian subcontinent, has shown a rapid expansion of habitat range across Eastern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Europe and Asia. It is an adaptable, gregarious commensal ...
    • Marine debris in the nests of tākapu (Australasian gannets,Morus serrator) in the inner Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand 

      Adams, Nigel; Gaskin, C.; Whitehead, E. (Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc., 2020)
      Marine debris, principally plastics, are a persistent pollutant in marine systems (Law 2017). The recovery of plastics from the digestive tracts of both coastal and pelagic seabirds or from around their nests has demonstrated ...
    • A molecular approach to study Hymenoptera diets using wasp nests 

      Lefort, Marie-Caroline; Beggs, J.R.; Glare, T.R.; Saunders, T.E.; Doyle, E.J.; Boyer, S. (Pensoft Publishers, 2020-11-13)
      The study of animal diets has benefited from the rise of high-throughput DNA sequencing applied to stomach content or faecal samples. The latter can be fresh samples used to describe recent meals or older samples, which ...
    • Potential impact of construction noise on selected zoo animals 

      Jakob-Hoff, Richard; Kingan, Michael; Fenemore, Chiaki; Schmid, Gian; Cockrem, John; Crackle, Amanda.; van Bemmel, Emily; Connor, Rebecca; Descovich, Kris (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2019-07-31)
      SIMPLE SUMMARY: Animals in zoos can adapt to many noises they hear on a regular basis. However, construction noise that is intense or occurs unpredictably may negatively impact the welfare state of some animals and induce ...
    • Structured phylogeography and restricted gene flow among populations of Fairy Tern (Sternula nereis) across Australasia: implications for the endangered New Zealand population 

      Baling, Marleen; Brunton, D.H. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Ornithologists' Union, 2022-01-26)
      The Fairy Tern Sternula nereis is an Australasian tern that breeds in Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand, with the last having the smallest breeding population, listed as ‘Threatened – Nationally Critical’ by the New ...