Bassett IE, Horner IJ, Hough EG, Wolber FM, Egeter B, Stanley MC, Krull CR (2017). Ingestion of infected roots by feral pigs provides a minor vector pathway for kauri dieback disease Phytophthora agathidicida. Forestry (Lond) 2017 1-9. doi: 10.1093/forestry/cpx019

Bourgeois K, Dromzée S, Welch JR and Russell JC. 2017. Sex and geographic variation in grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma gouldi) morphometrics. Waterbirds, 40(2), 144-153.

Courchamp F, Fournier A, Bellard C, Bertelsmeier C, Bonnaud E, Jeschke JM and Russell JC. 2017. Invasion Biology: Specific Problems and Possible Solutions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(1), 13-22.

Dias RA, Abrahão CR, Micheletti T, Mangini PR, de Oliveira Gasparotto VP, de Jesus Pena HF, Ferreira F, Russell JC,  Silva JCR. 2017. Prospects for domestic and feral cat management on an inhabited tropical island. Biological Invasions, 19(8), 2339-2353.

Galbraith JA, Jones DN, Beggs JR, Parry, K, Stanley MC. 2017. Urban bird feeders dominated by a few species and individuals. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5, 81. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00081

Galbraith, J. A., Stanley, M. C., Jones, D. N., & Beggs, J. R. (2017). Experimental feeding regime influences urban bird disease dynamics. Journal of Avian Biology.

Macinnis-Ng, C., Wyse, S.V., Webb, T., Taylor, D. and Schwendenmann, L. (2017). Sustained carbon uptake in a mixed age southern conifer forest. Trees, 31:967-980.

Macinnis-Ng, C., Webb, T., Lin, Y.S., Schwendenmann, L. and Medlyn, B. (2017). Leaf age-related and diurnal variation in gas exchange of kauri (Agathis australis). New Zealand Journal of Botany, 55(2) 80-99.

O’Brien, M.J., Engelbrecht, B.M., Joswig, J., Pereyra, G., Schuldt, B., Jansen, S., Kattge, J., Landhäusser, S.M., Levick, S.R., Preisler, Y., Väänänen, P., Macinnis-Ng, C. (2017). A synthesis of tree functional traits related to drought‐induced mortality in forests across climatic‐zones. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Russell JC, Binnie HR, Oh J, Anderson DP and Samaniego-Herrera A. 2017. Optimizing confirmation of invasive species eradication with rapid eradication assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(1), 160-169.

Russell JC, and Blackburn TM. 2017. Invasive Alien Species: Denialism, Disagreement, Definitions, and Dialogue. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(5), 312-314.

Russell JC, and Blackburn TM. 2017. The Rise of Invasive Species Denialism. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(1), 3-6.

Samaniego-Herrera A, Clout MN, Aguirre-Muñoz A and Russell JC. 2017. Rodent eradications as ecosystem experiments: a case study from the Mexican tropics. Biological Invasions, 19(6), 1761-1779.

Stringer LD, Kean JM, Beggs, JR and Suckling, DM. Management and eradication options for Queensland fruit fly. Population Ecology. 59 (3): 259-273 full text-view only

Stringer LD, Corn JE, Roh H-S, Jiménez-Pérez A, Manning LM, Harper AR, and Suckling DM 2017. Thigmotaxis mediates trail odour disruption. Scientific Reports 7:1670.

Hodge S, Ward DF, Merfield C, Liu W, Gunawardana D. 2017. Seasonal activity patterns of drosophilid fruit flies and associated parasitoid wasps. New Zealand Entomologist 40: 7-15.


Bodley, E.J., Beggs J.R., Toft, R. & Gaskett, A.C. 2016 Flowers, phenology and pollination of the endemic New Zealand greenhood orchid Pterostylis brumalis. NZ J Botany.

Friesen MR, Beggs JR, Gasket AC. 2016 Sensory-based conservation of seabirds: a review of management strategies and animal behaviours that facilitate success. Biol. Rev. 000–000. doi: 10.1111/brv.12308

KENDALL L, WARD DF. 2016. Habitat determinants of the taxonomic and functional diversity of parasitoid wasps. Biodiversity & Conservation. 25(10), 1955-1972

KRULL C, STANLEY MC, BURNS BR, ETHERINGTON T, CHOQUENOT D. 2016. Reducing Wildlife Damage with Cost-Effective Management Programmes. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146765

Lorrey AM, Brookman TH, Evans MN, Fauchereau NC, Macinnis-Ng C, Barbour MM, Criscitiello A, Eischeid G, Fowler AM, Horton TW, Schrag DP 2016. Stable oxygen isotope signatures of early season wood in New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) tree rings: Prospects for palaeoclimate reconstruction. Dendrochronologia 40, 50-63

MACINNIS-NG C, ZEPPEL M, PALMER A, EAMUS D. 2016. Seasonal variations in tree water use and physiology correlate with soil salinity and soil water content in remnant woodlands on saline soils. Journal of Arid Environments, 129: 102-110.

MACINNIS-NG C, WYSE S, VEALE A, SCHWENDENMANN L, CLEARWATER M Sap flow of the southern conifer, Agathis australis during wet and dry summers. Trees 30: 19-33 doi:10.1007/s00468-015-1164-9

SCHWENDENMANN L,  MACINNIS-NG C. 2016. Soil CO2 efflux in an old-growth southern conifer forest (Agathis australis)–magnitude, components and controls. SOIL, 2(3), 403-419

SHEPPARD CS, BURNS BR, STANLEY MC. 2016. Future-proofing weed management for the effects of climate change: is New Zealand underestimating the risk of increased plant invasions? New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40

Stavert, J. R., Liñán-Cembrano, G., Beggs, J. R., Howlett, B. G., Pattemore, D. E., & Bartomeus, I. 2016 Hairiness: the missing link between pollinators and pollination. PeerJ 4:e2779.

Suckling DM, Stringer LD, Jiménez-Pérez A, Bunn B and Vander Meer RK 2016. Communication disruption of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and reduced foraging success. Myrmecological News. 23: 25-31.

Suckling DM, Kean JM, Stringer LD, Cáceres-Barrios C, Hendrichs J, Reyes-Flores J and Dominiak B 2016. Eradication of tephritid fruit fly pest populations: outcomes and prospects. Pest Management Science. 72: 456-465.

Ward DF, Anderson DP, Barron MC. 2016. Using spatially explicit surveillance models to provide confidence in the eradication of an invasive ant. Scientific Reports. 6:34953. DOI: 10.1038/srep34953


Suckling DM, Stringer LD, Kean JM, Lo PL, Bell V, Walker JTS, Twidle AM, Jiménez-Pérez A and El-Sayed AM 2015. Spatial analysis of mass trapping: How close is close enough? Pest Management Science. 71: 1452-1461.

EVANS A.E., TOWNS D.R., BEGGS J.R. The relative importance of sugar resources to endemic gecko populations in an isolated island ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39(2): 262-272

GALBRAITH JA, BEGGS JR, JONES DN, STANLEY MC. Supplementary feeding restructures urban bird communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (20), E2648-E2657

GARDNER-GEE, R., STANLEY, M.C., BEGGS, J.R. Re-forestation restores native dominance in an island beetle fauna. Restoration Ecology, 2015 doi: 10.1111/rec.12176

LIN Y-S, … MACINNIS-NG C… AND 52 OTHERS Optimal stomatal behaviour around the world. Nature Climate Change 2015 doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE2550

MACINNIS-NG C, WYSE S, VEALE A, SCHWENDENMANN L, CLEARWATER M Sap flow of the southern conifer, Agathis australis during wet and dry summers. Trees doi:10.1007/s00468-015-1164-9

MACINNIS-NG C, SCHWENDENMANN L. Litterfall, carbon and nitrogen cycling in a southern hemisphere conifer forest dominated by kauri (Agathis australis) during drought. Plant Ecology 216:247-262, 2015

NATHAN, H.W., CLOUT, M.N., MACKAY, J.W.B., MURPHY, E.C., RUSSELL, J.C. 2015. Experimental island invasion of house mice. Population Ecology.

STANLEY, MC., BASSETT, I.E. ‘Environmental weeds in New Zealand: impacts and management.’ In Austral Ark: The State of Wildlife in Australia and New Zealand. Editors: Holwell GI, Stow A, Maclean N. 135-161. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 2015.

STANLEY MC, BEGGS JR, BASSETT IE, BURNS BR, DIRKS KN, JONES DJ, LINKLATER WL, MACINNIS-NG C, SIMCOCK R, SOUTER-BROWN G, TROWSDALE SA, GASTON KJ. Emerging threats in urban ecosystems: a horizon scanning exercise. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment, 2015 13(10): 553–560, doi:10.1890/150229

SUTHERLAND, W.J., CLOUT, M., DEPLEDGE, M., DICKS, L.V., DINSDALE, J., ENTWISTLE, A.C., … WINTLE, B.C. A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30 (1), 17-24, 2015

TODD, J.H., BARRATT, B.I.P., TOOMAN, L., BEGGS, J.R., & MALONE, L.A. Selecting non-target species for risk assessment of entomophagous biological control agents: Evaluation of the PRONTI decision-support tool. Biological Control, 80, 77-88, 2015. 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2014.09.014

VEALE, A.J., HOLLAND, O.J., MCDONALD, R.A., CLOUT, M.N., GLEESON, D. An invasive non-native mammal population conserves genetic diversity lost from its native range. Molecular ecology, 2015 10.1111/mec.13102

VEALE, A.J., MCMURTRIE, P., EDGE, K.-A., CLOUT, M.N. The effects of mice on stoats in southern beech forests. Austral Ecology, 40 (1), 32-39, 2015

WARD DF, EDNEY-BROWNE E. 2015. Poles apart: comparing trends of alien Hymenoptera in New Zealand with Europe (DAISIE). Plos One. 10.1371/journal.pone.0132264

WARD D.F., YOUNG M., BOOTH K.A.M., BEGGS J.R. 2015. Patterns of beetle diversity in kauri forest. New Zealand Entomologist. doi=10.1080/00779962.2014.884531

WYSE SV, BEGGS JR, BURNS BR, STANLEY MC Protecting trees at an individual level provides insufficient safeguard for urban forests. Landscape and Urban Planning 141:112-122, 2015

BASSETT, I.E., ELLIOTT, G.P., WALKER, K.J., THORPE, S., BEGGS, J.R. Are nesting seabirds important determinants of invertebrate community composition on subantarctic Adams Island?. Polar Biology, 37 (4), 531-540, 2014. 10.1007/s00300-014-1454-5

DHAMI M.K., TURNER A.P., DEINES P., BEGGS J.R., TAYLOR M.W. Distinct symbiotic systems exhibit similar cophylogenetic patterns in the scale insect primary symbionts. Symbiosis 61:77-91, 2014 DOI 10.1007/s13199-013-0257-8

ETHERINGTON, T.R., PERRY, G.L., COWAN, P.E., CLOUT, M.N. Quantifying the Direct Transfer Costs of Common Brushtail Possum Dispersal using Least-Cost Modelling: A Combined Cost-Surface and Accumulated-Cost Dispersal Kernel Approach. PLoS One, 9 (2), 2014 10.1371/journal.pone.0088293

FEA, M., STANLEY, M.C., HOLWELL, G.I. Cannibalistic siblicide in praying mantis nymphs (Miomantis caffra). Journal of Ethology, 32 (1), 43-51, 2014

GALBRAITH, J.A., BEGGS, J.R., JONES, D.N., McNAUGHTON, E.J., KRULL, C.R., STANLEY, M.C Quantification, drivers, and risks of wild bird feeding: a multifaceted approach to understanding the consequences of a popular human pastime. Biological Conservation. 180, 64-74, 2014

GALBRAITH, J.A., CLOUT, M.N., HAUBER, M.E. Nest-site use by an introduced parrot in New Zealand. Emu, 114 (2), 97-105, 2014

GARDNER-GEE, R., DHAMI, M.K., PAULIN, K.J., BEGGS, J.R. Can alternative sugar sources buffer pollinators from nectar shortages?. Environmental entomology, 43 (6), 1514-1525, 2014 10.1603/en13292

HOFFMANN B.D., AUINA S., STANLEY M.C. Targeted research to improve invasive species management: yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes in Samoa. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95301. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095301, 2014.

JOGESH, T, STANLEY, M.C., BERENBAUM, M.R Evolution of tolerance in an invasive weed after reassociation with its specialist herbivore. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27 (11), 2334-2346, 2014

JOGESH, T, WONG, J.C.H, STANLEY, M.C., BERENBAUM, M.R. Impact of reassociation with a coevolved herbivore on oviposition deterrence in a hostplant. Oecologica 176 (1), 117-127 DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-2999-2, 2014

JOGESH, T., ZANGERL, A., STANLEY, M.C., BERENBAUM, M.R. Implications of enemy escape on chemically mediated interactions with mutualists: wild parsnip pollination in two hemispheres. Journal of Pollination Ecology. 11(8), 57-67, 2014

MACINNIS-NG C, FLORES E, MÜLLER H, SCHWENDENMANN L. Throughfall and stemflow vary seasonally in different land-use types in a lower montane tropical region of Panama. Hydrological Processes 28: 2174-2184, 2014

SHEPPARD, C.S, STANLEY, M.C. Does Elevated Temperature and Doubled CO2 Increase Growth of Three Potentially Invasive Plants? Invasive Plant Science and Management 7(2):237-246, 2014

SHEPPARD, C.S, BURNS, B.R., STANLEY, M.C Predicting plant invasions under climate change: are species distribution models validated by field trials?” Global Change Biology 20(9):2800-2814 doi: 10.1111/gcb.12531, 2014

STAVERT, J. R., GASKETT, A. C., SCOTT, D. J., BEGGS, J. R. Dung beetles in an avian-dominated island ecosystem: feeding and trophic ecology. Oecologia, 176 (1), 259-271, 2014 10.1007/s00442-014-3001-z URL:

STAVERT, J.R., DRAYTON, BA., BEGGS, J. R., & GASKETT, A. C. The volatile organic compounds of introduced and native dung and carrion and their role in dung beetle foraging behaviour. Ecological Entomology, 2014 10.1111/een.12133

SUTHERLAND, W.J., DICKS, L.V., SMITH, R.K., AVELING, R., BROOKS, T.M., CLOUT, M., … WATKINSON, A.R. A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2014. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29 (1), 15-22. 2014 10.1016/j.tree.2013.11.004

BROWN, R.L., EL-SAYED, A.M., SUCKLING, D.M., STRINGER, L.D., BEGGS, J.R. Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) gynes use a sex pheromone to attract males. Canadian Entomologist 145: 1–9, 2013

DHAMI M.K., WEIR B.S., TAYLOR M.W., BEGGS J.R. Diverse honeydew-consuming fungal communities associated with scale insects. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70316, 2013 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070316

GARDNER-GEE, R., BEGGS, J. R. Invasive wasps, not birds, dominate in a temperate honeydew system. Austral Ecology, 38 (3), 346-354, 2013 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02412.x

FEA, M., STANLEY, M.C., HOLWELL, G.I. Fatal Attraction: Sexually cannibalistic invaders lure naïve native mantids. Biology Letters 9: 20130746, 2013

KRULL, C.R., BURNS, B.R., CHOQUENOT, D., & STANLEY, M.C. Feral pigs in a temperate rainforest ecosystem: disturbance and ecological impacts, Biological Invasions 15: 2193-2204, 2013

KRULL, C., WAIPARA, N., BURNS, B.R., CHOQUENOT, D., GORMLEY, A.M., STANLEY, M. C. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence: pigs as vectors of soil borne pathogens. Austral Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02444.x, 2013

LESTER, P.J., BEGGS J.R., BROWN R.L., EDWARDS E.D., GROENTEMAN R., TOFT R.J., TWIDEL A.M., WARD D.F. The outlook for control of New Zealand’s most abundant, widespread and damaging invertebrate pests: social wasps. New Zealand Science Review 70(4): 54-60, 2013

MACINNIS-NG C, SCHWENDENMANN L, CLEARWATER M. Radial variation of sap flow of kauri (Agathis australis) during wet and dry summers. Acta Horticulturae 991:205-214, 2013

SOPER, J.; BEGGS, J.R. Assessing the impact of an introduced bee, Anthidium manicatum on pollinator communities in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 51: 213-228, 2013

STANLEY, M.C., NATHAN, H.W., PHILLIPS, L.K., KNIGHT, S.J., GALBRAITH, J.A., WINKS, C.J., WARD, D.F. Invasive interactions: Can Argentine ants indirectly increase the reproductive output of a weed? Arthropod-Plant Interactions 7: 59-67, 2013

VEALE, A.J., CLOUT, M.N., EDGE, K.-A., MCMURTRIE, P., FEWSTER, R.M., GLEESON, D.M. Using genetic techniques to quantify reinvasion, survival and in situ breeding rates during control operations. Molecular Ecology, 22 (20), 5071-5083, 2013 10.1111/mec.12453

WARD, D.F., STANLEY, M.C. Site occupancy and detection probability of Argentine ant populations. Journal of Applied Entomology 137:197-203, 2013

WHITLEY R, TAYLOR D, MACINNIS-NG C, ZEPPEL M, YUNUSA I, O’GRADY A, FROEND R, MEDLYN B, EAMUS D. Developing an empirical model of canopy water flux describing the common response of transpiration to solar radiation and VPD across five contrasting woodlands and forests. Hydrological Processes 27:1133-1146, 2013

WYSE S, MACINNIS-NG C, BURNS B, CLEARWATER M, SCHWENDENMANN L. Species assemblage patterns around a dominant emergent tree are associated with drought resistance. Tree Physiology 33:1269-1283, 2013


BASSETT, I.E., BEGGS, J.R, HANKIN, R., PAYNTER, Q. Characterising alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides; Amaranthaceae) invasion at a northern New Zealand lake New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36 (2), 216-222, 2012

BASSETT, I.E., PAYNTER, Q. BEGGS, J.R. Invertebrate community composition differs between invasive herb alligator weed and native sedges Acta Oecologica 41: 65-73, 2012

DAMKEN, C.; BEGGS, J.R., PERRY, G. Complex habitat changes along elevational gradients interact with resource requirements of insect specialist herbivores. Ecosphere 3(12):123, 2012

DHAMI M.K., TURNER A.P., DEINES P., BEGGS J.R., TAYLOR M.W. Ultrastructural and molecular characterisation of a bacterial symbiosis in the ecologically important scale insect family Coelostomidiidae. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 81 (3), 537-546, 2012 doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01378.x

JONES, A.G., FORGIE, S.A., SCOTT, D.J., BEGGS, J.R. Generalist dung attraction response in a New Zealand dung beetle that evolved with an absence of mammalian herbivores. Ecological Entomology 37: 124-133, 2012

MACINNIS-NG C, SCHWENDENMANN L, CLEARWATER M. Radial varation of sap flow of kauri (Agathis australis) during wet and dry summers. Acta Horticulturae 991:205-214, 2013

STANLEY, M.C., & WARD, D.F. Impacts of Argentine ants on invertebrate communities: below-ground consequences? Biodiversity and Conservation, 21, 2653-2669, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10531-012-0324-0, 2012


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