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Prof Murray Potter BSc (Zoology), MSc(Hons) (Zoology), PhD (Zoology)

Professor

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Short Biography

Murray Potter has a BSc (Zoology) and an MSc (Hons) (Zoology) from the University of Auckland, and a PhD (Zoology) from Massey University. For his MSc research Murray studied the ecology of native New Zealand termites within an exotic Pinus radiate production forest. Between his MSc and PhD Murray worked first for the New Zealand Wildlife Service where he prepared an early draft of the very first species recovery plan in New Zealand (North Island kokako, 1983), and then as a field technician for the Ecology Division of DSIR where he helped both pioneer ecological field research on North Island brown kiwi and gather the first quantitative data on mortality factors for kiwi. Those data now underpin the management strategies for all populations of kiwi on the mainland. While at DSIR he also assisted with behavioural research on Adelie penguins in Antarctica.

For his PhD Murray studied the ecology, reproductive behaviour, and reproductive endocrinology of North Island brown kiwi. He provided the first description of changes in plasma steroid concentrations during the reproductive cycle of this species, and described how sex-role reversal has resulted in male kiwi that display not only a highly seasonal cycle in plasma testosterone levels, but that also attain peak levels of both oestradiol and progesterone that can exceed those attained in the females.

Following completion of his PhD Murray worked for two years as a post-harvest entomologist with MAF before taking up a lectureship in 1991 at Massey University. Murray has since supervised over 60 postgraduate students.

Murray is especially interested in studies that integrate the ecology, physiology, and natural history of whole organisms within their natural settings, including how temporal constraints, stress, morphology, and nutrition underpin and interact with an animal's behaviour and ecology. Major foci of current research include: i) assessment of the endogenous and exogenous regulation of timing of long-distance migration; ii) the shifting dynamics of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in response to environmental change; iii) the sensory detection and selection of dietary items; and iv) the relevance of gut physiology and nutrition to animal ecology and conservation. A major thread that runs through his research is identification of the repeatability of responses by individuals that points to adaptive personalities within species. His overarching goal is to find practicable solutions to human-wildlife conflict.


Roles and Responsibilities

Major Leader for Zoology

Member of the BSc Programme Committee

Member of the BSc Exam Committee

Member of the College of Sciences Academic Board

Coordinator for 199.206 The Fauna of New Zealand

Coordinator for 199.310 Entomology

Coordinator for 199.717 Entomology

Professor Murray Potter is working both nationally and internationally to find practicable solutions to human-wildlife conflict. His areas of expertise include conservation biology, reproductive and stress physiology, avian nutrition, avian migration, entomology, kiwi, stoats, Adelie penguins and emperor penguins. His research interests include studies that integrate the ecology, physiology, behaviour and natural history of whole organisms within their natural settings, including how temporal constraints, stress, morphology and nutrition underpin and interact with an animal's behaviour and ecology. In particular he is interested in invertebrate and vertebrate behaviour, physiology, nutrition and conservation, and predator/prey population dynamics. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 356 9099 ext 84836
    Location: A1.11, AgHort
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology) - University of Auckland (1981)
  • Master of Science with Honours (Zoology) - University of Auckland (1983)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Zoology) - Massey University (1990)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Ecology and Conservation

Nutrition and Gut Physiology

Reproductive Behaviour, Growth and Development

Stress Physiology

Predator/Prey Population Dynamics

Avian Migration

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Animal Behaviour (060801): Animal Physiological Ecology (060806): Animal Structure and Function (060807): Biological Sciences (060000): Ecology (060200):
Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Invertebrate Biology (060808): Physiology (060600): Population Ecology (060207): Vertebrate Biology (060809):
Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211):
Zoology (060800)

Keywords

Conservation Biology, Reproductive and Stress Physiology, Avian Nutrition, Gut Physiology, Avian Migration, Kiwi, Stoats, Adelie Penguins, Emperor Penguins, Entomology.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 3

Research Outputs

Journal

Thibault, M., Vidal, E., Potter, MA., Dyer, E., & Brescia, F. (2017). The red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer): serious pest or understudied invader?. Biological Invasions. , 1-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Choi, CY., Battley, PF., Potter, MA., Ma, Z., Melville, DS., & Sukkaewmanee, P. (2017). How migratory shorebirds selectively exploit prey at a staging site dominated by a single prey species. Auk. 134(1), 76-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Battley, P., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Candy, EJ., Barrett, DP., Agnew, P., & Potter, MA. (2017). Individual variation and repeatability of corticosterone responses of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) sampled in two successive years at Oamaru, New Zealand. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 244, 86-92
[Journal article]Authored by: Barrett, D., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Candy, EJ., Potter, MA., & Machovsky-Capuska, GE. (2016). Corticosterone responses to capture and restraint in Australasian Gannets, Morus serrator, at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand. Emu. 116(1), 86-90
[Journal article]Authored by: Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Tantikamton, K., Thanee, N., Jitpukdee, S., & Potter, MA. (2015). The ecological characteristics of benthic macrofauna and the application of Marine Biotic Index (AMBI) to assess tourism beaches health in Krabi province, Thailand.. Journal of Agricultural Technology. 11(7), 1475-1491
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Stirnemann, RL., Potter, MA., Butler, D., & Minot, EO. (2015). Acoustic differences enable sex discrimination in Ma'oma'o (Gymnomyza samoensis), a species with high sexual morphological overlap. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 127(3), 376-386
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Stirnemann, RL., Potter, MA., Butler, D., & Minot, EO. (2016). Slow life history traits in an endangered tropical island bird, the Ma'oma'o. Bird Conservation International. 26(3), 366-379
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Stirnemann, RL., Potter, MA., Butler, D., & Minot, EO. (2015). Acoustic differences enable sex discrimination in Ma'oma'o (Gymnomyza samoensis), a species with high sexual morphological overlap. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 127(3), 376-386
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Stirnemann, RL., Potter, MA., Butler, D., & Minot, EO. (2015). Compounding effects of habitat fragmentation and predation on bird nests. Austral Ecology. 40(8), 974-981
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Andrews, CJ., Potter, MA., & Thomas, DG. (2015). Quantification of activity in domestic cats (Felis catus) by accelerometry. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 173, 17-21
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M., Thomas, D.
Krainara, PU., Thanee, N., Tantipanatip, W., Aroon, S., Thanee, T., & Potter, MA. (2014). Plankton communities and physicochemical properties in seawater post Tsunami 2004 damaged in Phang Nga Province, Thailand. Advanced Materials Research. 1030-1032, 558-561
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Dathong, W., Thanee, N., Saipunkaew, W., Potter, MA., & Thanee, TP. (2014). Air pollution influences epiphytic lichen diversity in the Northeast of Thailand. Advanced Materials Research. 1030-1032, 287-291
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Du, Y., Rao, P., Li, Y., Qiu, J., Qiu, W., Tang, H., . . . Potter, MA. (2014). Toxicological Responses of the Earthworm Eisenia fetida to 18-Crown-6 Under Laboratory Conditions. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Choi, CY., Battley, PF., Potter, MA., Rogers, KG., & Ma, Z. (2015). The importance of Yalu Jiang coastal wetland in the north Yellow Sea to Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and Great Knots Calidris tenuirostris during northward migration. Bird Conservation International. 25(1), 53-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Battley, P., Potter, M.
Choi, CY., Battley, PF., Potter, MA., Ma, Z., & Liu, W. (2014). Factors Affecting the Distribution Patterns of Benthic Invertebrates at a Major Shorebird Staging Site in the Yellow Sea, China. Wetlands. 34(6), 1085-1096
[Journal article]Authored by: Battley, P., Potter, M.
Prier, EA., Gartrell, BD., Potter, MA., & Bassett, S. (2014). A preliminary method for estimating the age of brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) embryos. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 41(1), 58-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Gartrell, B., Potter, M.
Prier, EA., Gartrell, BD., Potter, MA., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Mclennan, J. (2013). Characterization of hatch-size and growth rates of captive and wild-reared brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) chicks. Zoo Biology. 32(5), 541-548
[Journal article]Authored by: Gartrell, B., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Potter, M.
Conklin, JR., Battley, PF., Potter, MA., & Fox, JW. (2010). Breeding latitude drives individual schedules in a trans-hemispheric migrant bird. Nature Communications. 1(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Minson, C., & Lentle, RG. (2013). The profile of abundant and essential fatty acids in depot fat varies more in kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) than in other avian species.. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 4, 158-164
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Conklin, JR., Battley, PF., & Potter, MA. (2013). Absolute Consistency: Individual versus Population Variation in Annual-Cycle Schedules of a Long-Distance Migrant Bird. PLoS ONE. 8(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Battley, P., Potter, M.
Martin, RD., Brabyn, L., & Potter, MA. (2011). Sensitivity of GIS-derived terrain variables at multiple scales for modelling stoat (Mustela erminea) activity. Applied Geography. 31(2), 770-779
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Conklin, JR., Battley, PF., Potter, MA., & Ruthrauff, DR. (2011). Geographic variation in morphology of Alaska-breeding Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica) is not maintained on their nonbreeding grounds in New Zealand. Auk. 128(2), 363-373
[Journal article]Authored by: Battley, P., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., & Barrett, DP. (2011). Stress and personality in Antarctic penguins. Antarctic. 29(1), 28-28 Retrieved from http://www.antarctic.org.nz/pages/journal/2011.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Barrett, D., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Cunningham, SJ., Castro, I., Jensen, T., & Potter, MA. (2010). Remote touch prey-detection by Madagascar crested ibises Lophotibis cristata urschi. Journal of Avian Biology. 41(3), 350-353
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Conklin, JR., Battley, PF., Potter, MA., & Fox, JW. (2010). Breeding latitude drives individual schedules in a trans-hemispheric migrant bird.. Nature communications. 1, 67
[Journal article]Authored by: Battley, P., Potter, M.
Cunningham, SJ., Alley, MR., Castro, I., Potter, MA., Cunningham, M., & Pyne, MJ. (2010). Bill morphology of ibises suggests a remote-tactile sensory system for prey detection. Auk. 127(2), 308-316
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Hendriks, WH., Lentle, RG., Thomas, DV., Minson, CJ., & Pindur, NB. (2010). An exploratory analysis of the suitability of diets fed to a flightless insectivore, the North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli), in New Zealand. Zoo Biology. 29(5), 537-550
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M.
Richardson, EKB., Cogger, N., Pomroy, WE., Potter, MA., & Morris, RS. (2009). Quantitative risk assessment for the annual risk of exposure to trichinella spiralis in imported chilled pork meat from New Zealand to Singapore. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 57(5), 269-277
[Journal article]Authored by: Cogger, N., Pomroy, W., Potter, M.
Cunningham, SJ., Castro, I., & Potter, MA. (2009). The relative importance of olfaction and remote touch in prey detection by North Island brown kiwis. Animal Behaviour. 78(4), 899-905
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Barrett, DP., Candy, EJ., & Potter, MA. (2009). Corticosterone responses in birds: Individual variation and repeatability in Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) and other species, and the use of power analysis to determine sample sizes. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 163(1-2), 158-168
[Journal article]Authored by: Barrett, D., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Minson, CJ., Potter, MA., Thomas, DV., & Lentle, RG. (2008). The formulation of a near-natural diet for captive kiwi. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE. 48(10), xxiii-xxiii
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M.
McCartney, J., Potter, MA., Robertson, A., Telscher, K., Lehmann, G., Lehmann, A., . . . Heller, K-G. (2008). Understanding nuptial gift size in bush-crickets: An analysis of the genus Poecilimon (Tettigoniidae: Orthoptera). Journal of Orthoptera Research. 17(2), 231-242 Retrieved from http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1665/1082-6467-17.2.231
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M., Robertson, A.
Brescia, FM., Pöllabauer, CM., Potter, MA., & Robertson, AW. (2008). A review of the ecology and conservation of Placostylus (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Bulimulidae) in New Caledonia. Molluscan Research. 28(2), 111-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M., Robertson, A.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., Barrett, DP., & Candy, EJ. (2008). Corticosterone responses to capture and restraint in emperor and adelie penguins in Antarctica. Zoological Science. 25(3), 291-298
[Journal article]Authored by: Barrett, D., Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
McCartney, J., Potter, MA., & Stringer, IAN. (2007). Feeding activity in captive New Zealand lesser short‐tailed bats (Mystacina tuberculata). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 34(3), 227-238
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Barrett, DP., & King, CM. (2006). Acceptance by stoats (Mustela erminea) of 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) in small-volume baits and its effect on behaviour and time to death. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 54(6), 350-356
[Journal article]Authored by: Barrett, D., Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Lentle, RG., Minson, CJ., Birtles, MJ., Thomas, D., & Hendriks, WH. (2006). Gastrointestinal tract of the brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). Journal of Zoology. 270(3), 429-436
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., & Candy, EJ. (2006). Corticosterone in relation to body mass in Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) affected by unusual sea ice conditions at Ross Island, Antarctica. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 149(3), 244-252
[Journal article]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Blackwell, GL., Potter, MA., McLennan, JA., & Minot, EO. (2003). The role of predators in ship rat and house mouse population eruptions: Drivers or passengers?. Oikos. 100(3), 601-613
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Lentle, RG., Hume, ID., Kennedy, MS., Stafford, KJ., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., . . . Haslett, S. (2002). The histology and morphometrics of the major salivary glands of four species of wallabies (Marsupialia: Macropodiae) from Kawau Island, New Zealand. Journal of Zoology. 257(3), 403-410
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Blackwell, GL., Potter, MA., & McLennan, JA. (2002). Rodent density indices from tracking tunnels, snap-traps and Fenn traps: do they tell the same story?. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 26(1), 43-51
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Blackwell, GL., Potter, MA., & Minot, EO. (2001). Rodent and predator population dynamics in an eruptive system. Ecological Modelling. 142(3), 227-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Lentle, RG., Stafford, KJ., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., & Dunning, DW. (2000). An analysis of a recreational hunter's red deer tallies in the Tararua Ranges, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 24(1), 11-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Leathwick, DM., Godfrey, PL., Fordham, RA., & Potter, MA. (1999). Comparative growth and seasonality of Vespula germanica (F.) and Vespula vulgaris (L.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) colonies in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 26(1), 27-38
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Bassett, SM., Potter, MA., Fordham, RA., & Johnston, EV. (1999). Genetically identical avian twins. Journal of Zoology. 247(4), 475-478
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Lentle, RG., Stafford, KJ., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., & Haslett, S. (1999). Ingesta particle size, food handling and ingestion in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii Desmarest). Australian Journal of Zoology. 47(1), 75-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Lentle, RG., Stafford, KJ., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., & Haslett, S. (1999). Temporal patterns of drinking in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii Desmarest). Australian Journal of Zoology. 47(1), 67-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Lentle, RG., Potter, MA., Stafford, KJ., Springett, BP., & Haslett, S. (1998). The temporal characteristics of feeding activity in free-ranging tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii Desmarest). Australian Journal of Zoology. 46(6), 601-615
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Lentle, RG., Stafford, KJ., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., & Haslett, S. (1998). The temporal character of feeding behaviour in captive tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii Desmarest). Australian Journal of Zoology. 46(6), 579-600
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Lentle, RG., Stafford, KJ., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., & Haslett, S. (1998). Factors affecting the volume and macrostructure of gastrointestinal compartments in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii Desmarest). Australian Journal of Zoology. 46(6), 529-545
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Lentle, RG., Stafford, KJ., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., & Haslett, S. (1998). Incisor and molar wear in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii Desmarest). Australian Journal of Zoology. 46(6), 509-527
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
Townsend, JA., Brown, B., Stringer, IAN., & Potter, MA. (1997). Distribution, habitat and conservation status of Hemideina ricta and H. femorata on banks Peninsula, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 21(1), 43-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Lentle, RG., Potter, MA., Springett, BP., & Stafford, KJ. (1997). A trapping and immobilisation technique for small macropods. Wildlife Research. 24(3), 373-377
[Journal article]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M., Stafford, K.
McLennan, JA., Potter, MA., Robertson, HA., Wake, GC., Colbourne, R., Dew, L., . . . Reid, J. (1996). Role of predation in the decline of Kiwi, Apteryx spp., in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 20(1), 27-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M., Wake, G.
Potter, MA., Carpenter, A., Stocker, A., & Wright, S. (1994). Controlled atmospheres for the postharvest disinfestation of Thrips obscuratus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 87(5), 1251-1255
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Potter, M., & McLennan, J. (1992). Kiwi's egg size and moa [15]. Nature. 358(6387), 548
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
MCLENNAN, JA., & POTTER, MA. (1992). DISTRIBUTION, POPULATION-CHANGES AND MANAGEMENT OF BROWN KIWI IN HAWKES BAY. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 16(2), 91-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
Potter, MA., & Cockrem, JF. (1992). Plasma levels of sex steroids in the North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx australis mantelli) in relation to time of year and stages of breeding. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 87(3), 416-424
[Journal article]Authored by: Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Potter, MA. (1990). Movement of North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx australis mantelli) between forest remnants. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 14, 17-24
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
MCLENNAN, JA., RUDGE, MR., & POTTER, MA. (1987). RANGE SIZE AND DENNING BEHAVIOR OF BROWN KIWI, APTERYX-AUSTRALIS-MANTELLI, IN HAWKES BAY, NEW-ZEALAND. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 10, 97-107
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.
MCLENNAN, JA., RUDGE, MR., & POTTER, M. (1986). HOME RANGE AND DENNING BEHAVIOR OF BROWN KIWI IN HAWKES BAY. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 9, 167-167
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M.

Book

McCartney, J., Potter, M., Robertson, A., Heller, KG., & Gwynne, DT. (2013). Evidence of natural and sexual selection shaping the size of nuptial gifts among a Single Bush-Cricket Genus (Poecilimon; Tettigoniidae): An analysis of sperm transfer patterns. In RM. Geldani, & MA. Davin (Eds.) Sexual selection: Evolutionary perspectives, mating strategies and long-term effects on genetic variation. (pp. 45 - 68). : Nova Science Publishers, Inc
[Chapter]Authored by: Potter, M., Robertson, A.
Cockrem, JF., Adams, DC., Bennett, EJ., Candy, EJ., Hawke, EJ., Henare, SJ., . . . Potter, MA. (2004). Endocrinology and the conservation of New Zealand birds. In Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology. (pp. 101 - 121).
[Chapter]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Henare, S., Potter, M.
Carpenter, A., & Potter, MA. (1994). Controlled atmospheres. In JL. Sharp, & GJ. Hallman (Eds.) Quarantine treatments for pests of food plants. : Westview Pr
[Chapter]Authored by: Potter, M.

Report

Potter, MA., Stringer, I., Wakelin, M., Barrett, PP., & Hedderley, DI. (2006). Effects of pest control on forest invertebrates in Tongariro National Park - preliminary results. Science and Technical Publishing, Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Barrett, D., Potter, M.
Potter, MA., & Bassett, SM. (2001). Effects of transportation-induced jarring on ratite embryo development and hatching success. Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Potter, M.
Bassett, SM., & Potter, MA. (2001). Comparison of two regimes for artificially incubating kiwi eggs. Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Potter, M.

Conference

Thibault, M., Vidal, E., Potter, MA., & Brescia, F. (2016). The red-vented bulbul: Extreme pest or extreme prejudice?. In Arquipélago : Life and Marine Sciences(pp. 17 - 17). , Island Biology 2016 2nd International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology and Conservation Portugal: University of the Azores
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Potter, M.Contributed to by: Potter, M.
Thibault, M., Vidal, E., Potter, MA., & Brescia, F., F. (2016, July). The red-vented bulbul: extreme pest or extreme prejudice?. Presented at International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. University of the Azores at Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.Contributed to by: Potter, M.
Strang, K., Castro, I., Potter, M., & Cave, N. (2014, December). What kiwi and cats get up to after dark: A pilot study using trail cameras.. Presented at NZVA Wildlife Society Conference. Wanaka.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Cave, N., Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Brescia, F., & Stirnemann, RL. (2014, November). Social impediments to the management of invasive species and ecosystem conservation: What is the way forward?. Presented at 2nd Conference of SERA (Society of Ecological Restoration Australasia: From large to small islands. Noumea, New Caledonia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Brescia, F., Potter, MA., & Robertson, AW. (2014, November). Restoration attempts of the endemic land-snail Placostylus in New Caledonia: Rodent poisoning and trial release in remnant dry forest patches.. Presented at 2nd Conference of SERA (Society of Ecological Restoration Australasia: From large to small islands. Noumea, New Caledonia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Dathong, W., Thanee, N., Saipunkaew, W., Potter, MA., & Thanee, N. (2014, July). Air pollution influences epiphytic lichen diversity in the Northeast of Thailand.. Presented at The Second International Conference on Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering. Kun Ming, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Stirnemann, RL., Minot, E., Potter, MA., & Butler, D. (2014). Interactions between nest predation and fragmentation in tropical island Pacific birds. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Ornithological Congress. Tokyo
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Minson, CJ., & Lentle, RG. (2014, August). Determination of the nutrient requirements of kiwi (Apteryx spp.): a model for the development of synthetic diets for captive-held species.. Presented at International Ornithological Congress. Tokyo.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Brescia, F., Robertson, AW., & Potter, M. (2014, July). The management of exploited wildlife in Pacific islands:a case study with the management of New Caledonian Placostylus snail population. Presented at Island Biology 2014. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M., Robertson, A.
Stirnemann, RL., Potter, MA., & Minot, E. (2014, May). Ecology and conservation of an endangered tropical island bird. Presented at New Zealand Bird Conference, The Ornithological Society of New Zealand. palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Stirnemann, RL., Potter, MA., & Minot, E. (2014). Ecology and conservation of an endangered tropical bird. , New Zealand Bird Conference 2014, The Ornithological Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Potter, M.
Choi, CY., Battley, PF., Potter, MA., & Ma, Z. (2013, December). Shorebird species composition and numbers in the Chinese Yellow Sea on northward and southward migration. Presented at Australasian Ornithological Congress. Unitec, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Battley, P., Potter, M.
Brighten, A., Castro, IC., & Potter, M. (2013, November). Vocalisations and associated behaviour of the New Zealand Morepork. Presented at Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Cockrem, J., Potter, M., & Barrett, P. (2012, July). Stress and the measurement of stress in penguins. Presented at 8th Oamaru Penguin Symposium. Oamaru, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Barrett, D., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Cockrem, J., Potter, M., & Barrett, P. (2012). Stress and the measurement of stress in penguins. In 8th Oamaru Penguin Symposium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 8 - 8). , 8th Oamaru Penguin Symposium New Zealand: The Ornithological Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Barrett, D., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Martin, RD., Potter, MA., & Brabyn, L. (2011). Predators of stoats (Mustela erminea) in Tongariro Forest.. In http://www.nzes.org.nz/sites/all/files/Ecology_in_the_Heartland_2011_Proceedings_web.pdf, Ecology in the Heartland
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Martin, RD., Potter, MA., & Brabyn, L. (2011, August). Predictors of stoat (Mustela erminea) activity in Tongariro Forest. Presented at Ecology in the Heartland. Rotorua.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Smith, A., Castro, I., & Potter, M. (2011, August). Foraging behaviour and time-activity budgets of the North Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater). Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference: Ecology in the Heartland. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Smith, A., Castro, I., & Potter, M. (2011). Foraging behaviour and time-activity budgets of the North Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater). In New Zealand Ecological Society Conference: Ecology in the Heartland: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 93 - 93). , New Zealand Ecological Society Conference: Ecology in the Heartland New Zealand: New Zealand Ecological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Smith, A., Castro, IC., & Potter, M. (2011, August). Foraging behaviour and time-activity budgest of the North Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater). Presented at Ecology in the heartland. Rotorua.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Barrett, DP., Candy, EJ., & Potter, MA. (2009). Corticosterone responses in birds: Individual variation and repeatability in Adelie penguins (Pygoscelisadeliae) and other species, and the use of power analysis to determine sample sizes. In P. Sharp (Ed.) General and Comparative Endocrinology. Vol. 163 (pp. 158 - 168). : 9th International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Barrett, D., Candy, E., Potter, M.
Cunningham, SJ., Castro, I., Potter, M., & Alley, MR. (2008). Senses used by probe-foraging kiwi: how important is the bill-tip organ?. Presented at Ecology on our door step. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., Barrett, DP., & Candy, EJ. (2008). Corticosterone stress responses in Adelie and emperor penguins. In 9th International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology(pp. 63 - 63). , 9th International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology: The Endocrine Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
De, S., Minson, CJ., Potter, MA., & Lentle, RG. (2007). Pilot comparative study of bacterial diversity in wild and captive kiwi using Denatured Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) of faeces.. . Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Potter, M.
Brescia, FM., De Garine-Wishatitsky, M., Potter, MA., & Hurlin, JCD. (2007). Impacts of invasive rodents on the native fauna and flora of New Caledonian dry forests.. . University of Hawaii
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., Barrett, DP., & Candy, EJ. (2007). Poster: Stress in Adelie and Emperor penguins. In Antarctica: 50 Years on The Ice: Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Conference Workbook(pp. 98 - 98). , Antartica: 50 Years on The Ice: Just the Tip of the Iceberg New Zealand: Antartica New Zealand and The Royal Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Barrett, D., Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Minson, C., Potter, MA., Lentle, RG., & Thomas, DV. (2007, November). Improving the diet for captive kiwi. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., Barrett, DP., & Candy, EJ. (2007). Stress in Adelie and Emperor penguins. Poster session presented at the meeting of Antarctica: 50 Years on the Ice: Just the Tip of the Iceberg. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Barrett, D., Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Cockrem, J., Potter, M., & Barrett, DP. (2006, July). Stress and fear in Adelie penguins. Presented at 2006 Annual Antarctic Conference: Antarctica - the great integrator. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Barrett, D., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Cockrem, J., Potter, M., & Barrett, DP. (2006). Stress and fear in Adelie penguins. In 2006 Annual Antarctic Conference: Antarctica- the great integrator(pp. 34 - 34). , 2006 Annual Antarctic Conference: Antarctica - the great integrator New Zealand: Antarctica New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Barrett, D., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Richardson, E., Cogger, N., Pomroy, WE., Potter, MA., & Morris, RS. (2006). When does testing become pointless? The Trichinella example from New Zealand. In Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics(pp. 358 - 358). , 11th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics: International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cogger, N., Pomroy, W., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., Barrett, DP., & Candy, JJ. (2005, July). Hormonal and behavioural responses of Adelie and emperor penguins to physical and emotional stressor. Presented at Antarctica New Zealand Annual Antarctic Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Minson, C., Potter, MA., Lentle, RG., Birtles, MJ., Thomas, DV., & Hendriks, W. (2005). Kiwi caeca - fermentative function in an insectivore. Vol. 22 (pp. 40 - 40). , Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ANZSCPB) Dunedin, NZ: Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M.
Minson, C., Potter, MA., Lentle, RG., Birtles, MJ., Thomas, D., & Hendriks, W. (2005, December). Kiwi caeca: Fermentative function in an insectivore?. Presented at 22nd Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lentle, R., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., Barrett, PP., & Candy, JJ. (2005). Hormonal and behavioural responses of Adelie and Emperor penguins to physical and emotional stressors. (pp. 45). , 2005 Annual Antarctic Conference Christchurch, NZ: Antarctica New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Barrett, D., Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Cockrem, JF., & Candy, JJ. (2004, September). Corticosterone responses in relation to fasting in breeding Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelis Adeliae). Presented at 5th International Penguin Conference. Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Potter, MA., Cockrem, JF., & Candy, JJ. (2004). Corticosterone responses in relation to fasting in breeding Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae). (pp. 37). , 5th International Penguin Conference Ushuaia, Argentina: Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Richardson, EK., Lawton, D., & Potter, MA. (2004, August). A control program to reduce the risk of infection with Trichnella spiralis in New Zealand pigs. Presented at 11th International Conference on Trichinellosis. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Richardson, EK., Lawton, D., & Potter, MA. (2004, November). A control program to reduce the risk of infection with Trichinella spiralis in New Zealand pigs. Presented at 32nd New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Johnstone, I., & Potter, MA. (2003, November). Reassessment of the tracking tunnel index for rodents: Its applicability and 'calibration'. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2003. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., & Candy, JJ. (2002, April). Behavioural and endocrine responses of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) to people. Presented at Antarctica New Zealand's Annual Antarctic Conference 2002. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Potter, MA., & Candy, JJ. (2002). Corticosterone responses in relation to fasting in breeding Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) in Antarctica. In Endocrine Society of Australia Proceedings Vol. 45 (pp. 161). Sydney, NSW: Endocrine Society of Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Candy, E., Cockrem, J., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., Adams, DC., Bennett, EJ., Boyd, RA., Candy, JJ., Chua, W., . . . Potter, MA. (2001). Conservation endocrinology in New Zealand. In Proceedings - Endocrine Society of Australia Vol. 44 (pp. 9 - 9). Melbourne, VIC: Endocrine Society of Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Candy, E., Chua, W., Cockrem, J., Henare, S., Potter, M.
Cockrem, JF., & Potter, MA.(1997, November). Endocrinology and reproductive biology of the kiwi (Aves : Apteryx). ADVANCES IN COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, TOMES 1 AND 2. (pp. 423 - 429).
[Conference]Authored by: Cockrem, J., Potter, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 7
CoSupervisor 3 6

Teaching

Biology of Animals

Invertebrate Zoology

Entomology

Conservation Biology

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Evans Effah - PhD
    The Role of Volatile Organic Compounds in Competition Between Plant Species
  • Charlotte Przybylski - PhD
    Stress in a Conservation Context: Human and Kiwi perceptions on Intensive Management and Exhibition.

CoSupervisor of:

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Rebecca Liv Stirnemann - PhD
    Ecology, Population Dynamics and Drivers of Decline in a Tropical Island Honeyeater: The Ma'oma'o
  • 2013 - Charlotte Jane Minson - PhD
    Diet-related factors in the conservation of kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)
  • 2012 - Jesse Ray Conklin - PhD
    Extreme migration and the annual cycle: Individual strategies in New Zealand Bar-tailed Godwits
  • 2012 - Fabrice Michel Brescia - PhD
    Ecology and Population Trends in New Caledonian Placostylus Snails Population (Mollusca:Gastropoda:Bulimulidae)
  • 2010 - Jay McCartney - PhD
    Spermatophore size variation in the bush-cricket genus poecilimon
  • 2003 - Mr Brian Donald Lloyd - PhD
    The Ecology and Molecular Ecology of the New Zealand Lesser Short-tailed Bat #Mystacina# #tuberculata#.
  • 2000 - Mr Grant Leonard Blackwell - PhD
    An investigation of the factors regulating house mouse (#Mus# #musculus#) and ship rat (#Rattus# #rattus#) population dynamics in forest ecosystems at Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand.

CoSupervisor of:

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