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Dr Mat Pawley

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Statistics

Ecology

Data Mining / Analytics

Marine ecology

Circardian Biology

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Statistics (010401):
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing (080100):
Behavioural Ecology (060201): Biological Sciences (060000):
Biostatistics (010402):
Community Ecology (060202): Ecology (060200):
Information And Computing Sciences (080000):
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205):
Mathematical Sciences (010000):
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109):
Statistics (010400)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 3
Team Member 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Kimihia te me ngaro - Seek the things being lost: Incorporating traditional ecological knowledge in assessments of toheroa abundance

Date Range: 2016 - 2017

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Acuña-Marrero, D., Smith, ANH., Hammerschlag, N., Hearn, A., Anderson, MJ., Calich, H., . . . Salinas-De-León, P. (2017). Residency and movement patterns of an apex predatory shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) at the Galapagos Marine Reserve. PLoS ONE. 12(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Anderson, M., Pawley, M., Smith, A.
Hupman, KE., Pawley, MDM., Lea, C., Grimes, C., Voswinkel, S., Roe, WD., . . . Stockin, KA. (2017). Viability of photo-identification as a tool to examine the prevalence of lesions on free-ranging common dolphins (Delphinus sp.). Aquatic Mammals. 43(3), 264-278
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M., Roe, W., Stockin, K.
Smith, ANH., Anderson, MJ., & Pawley, MDM. (2017). Could ecologists be more random? Straightforward alternatives to haphazard spatial sampling. Ecography.
[Journal article]Authored by: Anderson, M., Pawley, M., Smith, A.
Hill, SD., Pawley, MDM., & Ji, W. (2017). Local habitat complexity correlates with song complexity in a vocally elaborate honeyeater. Austral Ecology. 42(5), 590-596
[Journal article]Authored by: Ji, W., Pawley, M.
Dwyer, SL., Clement, DM., Pawley, MDM., & Stockin, KA. (2016). Distribution and relative density of cetaceans in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 50(3), 457-480
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M., Stockin, K.
Meissner, AM., Christiansen, F., Martinez, E., Pawley, MDM., Orams, MB., & Stockin, KA. (2015). Behavioural effects of tourism on oceanic common dolphins, Delphinus sp., in New Zealand: The effects of markov analysis variations and current tour operator compliance with regulations. PLoS ONE. 10(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M., Stockin, K.
Dwyer, SL., Tezanos-Pinto, G., Visser, IN., Pawley, MDM., Meissner, AM., Berghan, J., . . . Stockin, KA. (2014). Overlooking a potential hotspot at Great Barrier Island for the nationally endangered bottlenose dolphin of New Zealand. Endangered Species Research. 25(2), 97-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M., Stockin, K.
Cheeseman, JF., Millar, CD., Greggers, U., Lehmann, K., Pawley, MDM., Gallistel, CR., . . . Menzel, R. (2014). Reply to Cheung et al.: The cognitive map hypothesis remains the best interpretation of the data in honeybee navigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111(42)
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Cheeseman, JF., Millar, CD., Greggers, U., Lehmann, K., Pawley, MDM., Gallistel, CR., . . . Menzel, R. (2014). Way-finding in displaced clock-shifted bees proves bees use a cognitive map. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111(24), 8949-8954
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Le Port, A., Pawley, MDM., & Lavery, SD. (2013). Speciation of two stingrays with antitropical distributions: Low levels of divergence in mitochondrial DNA and morphological characters suggest recent evolution. Aquatic Biology. 19, 153-165
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM., Martinsen, P., Mitchell, SJ., Cheeseman, JF., Merry, AF., Willcox, T., . . . Warman, GR. (2013). Brachial arterial temperature as an indicator of core temperature: Proof of concept and potential applications. Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology. 45(2), 86-93
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Cheeseman, JF., Winnebeck, EC., Millar, CD., Kirkland, LS., Sleigh, J., Goodwin, M., . . . Warman, GR. (2012). General anesthesia alters time perception by phase shifting the circadian clock. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109(18), 7061-7066
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Jardim, ACN., Pawley, MDM., Cheeseman, JF., Guesgen, MJ., Steele, CT., & Warman, GR. (2011). Validating the use of wrist-level light monitoring for in-hospital circadian studies. Chronobiology International. 28(9), 834-840
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Warman, GR., Pawley, MDM., Bolton, C., Cheeseman, JF., Fernando, AT., Arendt, J., . . . Wirz-Justice, A. (2011). Circadian-related sleep disorders and sleep medication use in the new zealand blind population: An observational prevalence survey. PLoS ONE. 6(7)
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Martinez, E., Orams, MB., Pawley, MDM., & Stockin, KA. (2012). The use of auditory stimulants during swim encounters with Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) in Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science. 28(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M., Stockin, K.
Cheeseman, JF., Webster, CS., Pawley, MDM., Francis, MA., Warman, GR., & Merry, AF. (2011). Use of a new task-relevant test to assess the effects of shift work and drug labelling formats on anesthesia trainees' drug recognition and confirmation. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 58(1), 38-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Cheeseman, JF., Merry, AF., Pawley, MDM., De Souza, RL., & Warman, GR. (2007). The effect of time of day on the duration of neuromuscular blockade elicited by rocuronium. Anaesthesia. 62(11), 1114-1120
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Martinez, E., Orams, MB., Pawley, MDM., & Stockin, KA.The use of auditory stimulants during swim encounters with Hector’s Dolphins (Cepahalorhynus Hectori) in Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science.
[Journal article]Authored by: Pawley, M., Stockin, K.

Thesis

Smith, ANH. (2016). Bayesian Modelling of Direct and Indirect Effects of Marine Reserves on Fishes. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Smith, A.Edited by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM. (2007). Systematic Sampling in Ecology. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Auckland)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Pawley, M.

Report

Pawley, MDM., & Smith, ANH.(2014). The distribution and abundance of pipis and cockles in the Northland, Auckland and Bay of Plenty regions.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pawley, M., Smith, A.
Pawley, MDM., Hannaford, O., & Morgan, K.(2013). Biomass survey and stock assessment of pipi (Paphies australis) on Mair and Marsden Bank, Whangarei Harbour, 2010. (Report No. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2013/42).
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM., Donovan, C., & Mackenzie, M.An independent review of the Business Finance Monitoring (BFM) project..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM., Donovan, C., & Mackenzie, M.An independent review of the Business Finance Monitoring (BFM) project.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MD., & Ford, RB.Long Bay Marine Monitoring; Report 1999 – 2008. : Auckland Regional Council
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MD., & Ford, RB.Meola Reef Ecological Monitoring Programme: Examining changes between 2001 - 2008..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Anderson, MJ., Pawley, MD., Ford, RB., & Williams, CL.Temporal variation in benthic estuarine assemblages of the Auckland region.. (Report No. Auckland Regional Council Technical Publication Number 348.). : Auckland Regional Council
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MD.The distribution and abundance of pipis and cockles in the Northland, Auckland and Bay of Plenty regions, 2010.. : New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2011/00
[Technical Report]Authored by: Pawley, M.

Conference

Adegoke, N., Pawley, MDM., & Smith, ANH. (2016, November). Control charts scheme for high dimensional monitoring. Presented at Joint Conference of the New Zealand Statistical Association and the Operations Research Society of New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M., Smith, A.
Acuña-Marrero, D., Hearn, A., Hammerschlag, N., Calich, H., Smith, ANH., Pawley, MDM., . . . Salinas-de-Leon, P. (2016, June). Availability and abundance of prey may enhance the effectiveness of a marine reserve to protect apex predators. Presented at International Temperate Reefs Symposium. Pisa, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Cheeseman, JF., Millar, CD., Greggers, U., Lehmann, K., Pawley, MDM., Gallistel, CR., . . . Menzel, R. (2014, June). The hierarchy of landmark and celestial cues in animal navigation: Insight through manipulating the circadian clock. Presented at The Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Big Sky, Montana, US.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM., Smith, ANH., Jones, MBJ., & Ullah, I. (2014, November). Detecting outliers in big data. Presented at Joint Conference of the NZ Statistical Association and Operations Research Society of NZ. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M., Pawley, M., Smith, A.
Rankmore, KE., Dong, T., Pawley, MDM., Gilman, A., & Stockin, KA. (2013). First quantification of pigmentation variability for common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand: A novel approach to aid in photo-identification studies. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th Biennial conference on the biology of marine mammals. Dunedin, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gilman, A., Pawley, M., Stockin, K.
Gilman, A., Dong, T., Hupman, K., Stockin, KA., & Pawley, MDM. (2013). Dolphin fin pose correction using ICP in application to photo-identification. Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand, IVCNZ'13. (pp. 388 - 393). : 28th International Conference of Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), 2013
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gilman, A., Pawley, M., Stockin, K.
Pawley, MDM., Cheeseman, JF., Anderson, MJ., Miller, C., & Warman, GR. (2013, July). Quantifying animal movement – assessing landmarks use. Presented at The Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB). University of Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M.Contributed to by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM., & Anderson, MJ. (2011, August). Prediction and confidence regions for ecological ordination plots. Presented at New Zealand Statistical Association Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM., & Anderson, MJ. (2011, June). Prediction and confidence regions for ecological ordination plots. Presented at 9th International Temperate Reefs Symposium. Plymouth, England.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM. (2009, January). Lessons from Long Bay, a decade of baseline monitoring. Presented at 8th International Temperate Reefs Symposium. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Pawley, MDM., & McArdle, BH. (2007, August). Autocorrelation: Bane or Boon. Presented at New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pawley, M.
Gilman, A., Hupman, K., Stockin, KA., & Pawley, MDM. (2017). Computer-assisted recognition of dolphin individuals using dorsal fin pigmentations. International Conference Image and Vision Computing New Zealand.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gilman, A., Pawley, M., Stockin, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 4 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

CoSupervisor of:

  • Yukio Fukuzawa - PhD
    Computational Methods for Dialectal Analysis of Bird Songs
  • David Acuna Marrero - PhD
    Spatial ecology and human perceptions toward sharks in the Galapagos marine reserve
  • Catherine Peters - PhD
    Distribution, ecology and conservation of bottlenose dolphin in Far North waters, New Zealand
  • Cheryl Cross - PhD
    Temporal and spatial ecology of delphinids in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand: Implications for managment

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Krista Elizabeth Hupman - PhD
    Photo-identification and its application to gregarious delphinids: Common dolphin (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
  • 2016 - Adam Nicholas Howard Smith - PhD
    Bayesian Modelling of Direct and Indirect Effects of Marine Reserves on Fishes
  • 2015 - Sarah Louise Dwyer - PhD
    Spatial Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans using the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

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