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Current students


Alice Baranyovits Kereru as seed dispersers

Zachary Carter Predator control prioritization in New Zealand

Ben Cranston Drought impacts on kauri forest

Jessica Devitt Respiratory responses of the golden-haired bark beetle to advance fumigation techniques

Markus Gronwald Impacts of invasive rat species on bird conservation

Julia Kaplick Water use of kauri forest

Kathy Crewther The management of domestic cats in the urban environment

Carolina Lara Seed dispersal by birds among urban forest fragments

Caroline Lees Future directions for planning the integrated management of threatened wildlife.

Jian-Feng Liu Biocontrol of invasive tomato potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli: effects of predatory mites, entomopathogenic fungi, diets and ants

Julien Maries Behavioural manipulation of wasps using odourants

Ellery McNaughton The effects of artificial light on tui foraging behaviour and ecosystem services

Anna Probert Assessing biosecurity risks to ecosystems: ants as model organisms

Jamie Stavert Biodiversity and ecosystem function: the importance of trait diversity

Lloyd Stringer How do population management tools interact with Allee thresholds?

Hester Williams Allee effects and the population dynamics of small populations



Kshama Awasthi Detecting drought in NZ forests using remote sensing

Cathy Nottingham The impact of hedgehogs in urban forest fragments

Melissa Kirk Establishment and dispersal of Hadda beetles


Past Students



Megan Friesen Olfaction and conservation of seabirds

Patrick Garvey Interactions between mustelid species


Theo Van Noort Vespula foraging: Implications for pollination and monitoring

Anna Kokeny Nesting ecology and habitat requirements of New Zealand ground-nesting solitary bees

Stephen Wallace An assessment of the ecological restoration on Motuora Island

Delayn Fritz Pathways and stages for invasive ants

Keely Paler Climate change and alpine beetles

Zane McGrath Ecological risks of exotic parasitoids

Tom Saunders Sampling effort and the diversity of parasitoid wasps

Liam Kendall Habitat determinants of the diversity of parasitoid wasps

Emma Edney-Browne Spatial and temporal patterns of the establishment of exotic insects

Tshegofatso Chilume Ecological impacts of the woody invasive, Prosopis juliflora in Gantsi District, Botswana


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