Associate Professor Isabel Castro PhD

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Associate Professor in Ecology/Zoology

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84830
Email: 
Room 1.23, AgHort Wing A, Manawatu
Ph: 027 449 1261

Professional

Professional Biography

I was born in Colombia, South America but have been living in New Zealand since 1990. Since I completed my MSc degree in the US in 1987, I have been living and working on islands: first the Galapagos Islands (2 years), then England (1 year) and finally New Zealand. I am fascinated by island species and their behaviour and conservation problems.


Roles and Responsibilities

Currently I focus mainly on researching native birds behavioural ecology, conservation, and parasites, but have started some research on Powelliphanta snails and introduced species, in particular ship rats. For example, I have put together a small team of graduate students (so far 10 graduate students and two post-docs) and we are studying the foraging, breeding and social behaviour of kiwi, and how rats and other introduced mammals compete with kiwi for food. So far we have discovered new senses that allow kiwi to carry out their nocturnal life and found that they have a flexible mating system that includes polyandry and extrapair copulation. In terms of parasites, the research thus far has focussed on finding out what parasites are there and what effects they have on the health of their hosts. We are discovering new species of parasites some which are endemic to our native species. I am thus becoming increasingly interested in parasite conservation!

Qualifications

  • BSc. Microbiology - Universidad de los Andes (1984)
  • MSc. Environmental Biology - Eastern Illinois University (1987)
  • PhD Ecology - Massey University (1996)
  • PhD (1996)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

I have research interests in two areas: behavioural ecology and the relationship between parasites and their hosts. The underlying link between these subjects is conservation. I am interested in how an animal's behaviours are affected by the environmental changes caused by human colonisation and how, in turn, the behavioural responses of the animals to those changes are bound by their evolutionary history. For this part of my research I have focussed on working with endemic endangered species that have behaviours that I consider of particular interest. I am also interested in the effect of parasites on the hosts' ability to survive under natural and under conservation management conditions; and the ability of native parasites to survive the management we employ on their hosts.

Area of Expertise

Field of Research Codes
Animal Behaviour (060801): Animal Structure and Function (060807): Behavioural Ecology (060201): Biological Sciences (060000): Ecology (060200): Ethology and Sociobiology (060304): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Infectious Agents (060502): Life Histories (060308): Microbiology (060500): Terrestrial Ecology (060208): Zoology (060800)

Keywords

Behavioural Ecology, Conservation Biology

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

PositionCurrentCompleted
Project Leader118
Team Member01

Research Outputs

Journal

Morgan, KJ., Pomroy, WE., Howe, L., Alley, MR., & Castro, I. (2017). Description of four new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from brown kiwi, Apteryx mantelli, in New Zealand. Parasitology Research. 116(5), 1433-1441
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Morgan, K.
Jamieson, SE., Castro, I., Jensen, T., Morrison, KW., & Durrant, B. (2016). Roosting preferences of north island brown kiwis (Apteryx mantelli). Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 128(4), 857-866
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Sutton, JT., Castro, I., Robertson, BC., Tompkins, DM., Stanton, JAL., & Jamieson, IG. (2016). MHC genetic diversity and avian malaria prevalence in Mokoia Island saddlebacks. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 40(3), 351-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Priyadarshani, N., Marsland, S., Castro, I., & Punchihewa, A. (2016). Birdsong denoising using wavelets. PLoS ONE. 11(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Marsland, S.
Robertson, LM., Alley, MR., Gartrell, BD., Castro, IC., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Sancha, E. (2016). Efficacy of anthelmintic treatment in captive-reared black stilts (Himantopus novaezelandiae) released to the wild. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(2), 82-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Gartrell, B., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Garcia-R, JC., Elliott, G., Walker, K., Castro, I., & Trewick, SA. (2016). Trans-equatorial range of a land bird lineage (Aves: Rallidae) from tropical forests to subantarctic grasslands. Journal of Avian Biology. 47(2), 219-226
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Garcia-R, J., Trewick, S.
Richardson, K., Castro, IC., Brunton, DH., & Armstrong, DP. (2015). Not so soft? Delayed release reduces long-term survival in a passerine reintroduction. ORYX. 49(3), 535-541
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Morgan, KJ., Castro, I., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Pomroy, WE., Alley, MR., Gartrell, BD., . . . Howe, L. (2014). Prevalence of and risk factors for coccidiosis in kiwi between 1977 and 2011. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(6), 315-320
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Gartrell, B., Howe, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morgan, K., Pomroy, W.
Makan, T., Castro, I., Robertson, AW., Joy, MK., & Low, M. (2014). Habitat complexity and management intensity positively influence fledging success in the endangered hihi (Notiomystis cincta). New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 38(1), 53-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Joy, M., Robertson, A.
Tompkins, D., Johansen, C., Jakob-Hoff, R., Pulford, D., Castro, I., & Mackereth, G. (2013). Surveillance for arboviral zoonoses in New Zealand birds. Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR. 4(4), 16-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoener, E., Banda, M., Howe, L., Castro, I., & Alley, M. (2013). Avian malaria in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Cunningham, SJ., Corfield, JR., Iwaniuk, AN., Castro, I., Alley, MR., Birkhead, TR., . . . Parsons, S. (2013). The anatomy of the bill tip of kiwi and associated somatosensory regions of the brain: Comparisons with shorebirds. PLoS ONE. 8(11)
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Turner, RL., Carter, GM., Castro, IC., & Minor, MA. (2013). Use of adhesives to attach devices to invertebrates: Implications for depredation by ship rats (Rattus rattus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 40(2), 93-101
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Minor, M.
Morgan, KJ., Alley, MR., Pomroy, WE., Gartrell, BD., Castro, I., & Howe, L. (2013). Extra-intestinal coccidiosis in the kiwi (Apteryx spp.). Avian Pathology. 42(2), 137-146
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Gartrell, B., Howe, L., Morgan, K., Pomroy, W.
Schoener, ER., Alley, MR., Howe, L., & Castro, I. (2013). Coccidia species in endemic and native New Zealand passerines. Parasitology Research. 112(5), 2027-2036
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Rippon, RJ., Alley, MR., & Castro, I. (2013). Traumatic ventriculitis following consumption of introduced insect prey (hymenoptera) in nestling hihi (notiomystis cincta). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 49(1), 80-90
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoener, ER., Alley, MR., Twentyman, CM., Howe, L., Barta, JR., Charleston, WAG., . . . Castro, I. (2013). Coccidiosis in hihi/stitchbirds (Notiomystis cincta) due to coccidia of the Eimeriidae. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(2), 68-76
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Ha, HJ., Alley, MR., Howe, L., Castro, I., & Gartrell, B. (2013). Avipoxvirus infections in brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(1), 49-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Gartrell, B., Howe, L.
Castro, IC., Alley, MR., Castro, I., & Kirk, EJ. (2012). Cloacal Atresia in a Juvenile Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli. Kokako. 18(2), 32-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Turner, RL., Carter, GM., Castro, IC., & Minor, MA. (2013). Use of adhesives to attach devices to invertebrates: implications for depredation by ship rats (Rattus rattus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Minor, M.
Schocner, ER., Alley, MR., Howe, L., Charleston, T., & Castro, I. (2012). Helminths in endemic, native and introduced passerines in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 39(3), 245-256
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Morgan, KJ., Alley, MR., Pomroy, WE., Castro, I., & Howe, L. (2012). Enteric coccidiosis in the brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). Parasitology Research. 111(4), 1689-1699
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Morgan, K., Pomroy, W.
Castro, IC., Alley, MR., Rippon, R., & Castro, I. (2011). Candida ventriculitis in neonatal hihi chicks, Notiomystis cincta. Kokako. 18(2), 32-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Cunningham, SJ., & Castro, I. (2011). The secret life of wild brown kiwi: Studying behaviour of a cryptic species by direct observation. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 35(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoner, ER., Alley, MR., & Castro, IC. (2011). Coccidian parasites in native passerine birds in New Zealand. Kokako - Bulletin of the Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. 18(37), 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Cunningham, SJ., Alley, MR., & Castro, I. (2011). Facial bristle feather histology and morphology in New Zealand birds: Implications for function. Journal of Morphology. 272(1), 118-128
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Rippon, RJ., Alley, MR., & Castro, I. (2010). Candida albicans infection in free-living populations of hihi (stitchbird; Notiomystis cincta). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 58(6), 299-306
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Rippon, RJ., Alley, MR., & Castro, I. (2011). Causes of mortality in a nestling population of free-living hihi (stitchbird-Notiomystis cincta). NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 38(3), 207-222
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I., Howe, L., Tompkins, DM., Barraclough, RK., & Slaney, D. (2011). Presence and seasonal prevalence of Plasmodium SPP. In a rare endemic New Zealand passerine (tieke or Saddleback, Philesturnus Carunculatus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 47(4), 860-867
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Low, M., Makan, T., & Castro, I. (2012). Food availability and offspring demand influence sex-specific patterns and repeatability of parental provisioning. Behavioral Ecology. 23(1), 25-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Howe, L., Castro, IC., Schoener, ER., Hunter, S., Barraclough, RK., & Alley, MR. (2012). Malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) infecting introduced, native and endemic New Zealand birds. Parasitology Research. 110(2), 913-923
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Hunter, S.
Ziesemann, B., Brunton, DH., & Castro, IC. (2011). Nesting success and breeding ecology in a high-density population of Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). Emu. 111(2), 148-154
[Journal article]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Alley, MR., Rippon, RJ., & Castro, I. (2010). Mortalities of hihi/stitchbird nestlings at Zealandia (Karori sanctuary). Kokako. 58(2), 111-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I., Cunningham, SJ., Gsell, AC., Jaffe, K., Cabrera, A., & Liendo, C. (2010). Olfaction in birds: A closer look at the kiwi (Apterygidae). Journal of Avian Biology. 41(3), 213-218
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Jaffe, K., Florez, A., Grigorieva, V., Mascitti, G., & Castro, I. (2010). Ensayos essays ensaios comparing skills and attitudes of scientists, musicians, politicians and students. Interciencia. 35(7), 545-552
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
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.
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.
Armstrong, DP., Castro, I., Perrott, JK., Ewen, JG., & Thorogood, R. (2010). Impacts of pathogenic disease and native predators on threatened native species. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 34(2), 272-273
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Carter, GM., Barnes, GRG., & Castro, I. (2009). The Use of Radio Frequency Identification Tags (Passive Integrated Transponders) in a Field Study of Ship Rats, Rattus rattus. Kokako. 16(1), 1-21
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Schoener, ER., Alley, MR., Howe, L., & Castro, I. (2009). Plasmodium relictum identified as a cause of mortality in a Blackbird, Turdus merula from Mokoia Island. Kokako. 16(1), 39-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Thorogood, R., Brunton, DH., & Castro, IC. (2009). Simple techniques for sexing nestling hihi (Notiomystis cincta) in the field. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 36(2), 115-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
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.
Cunningham, S., Castro, I., & Alley, M. (2007). A new prey-detection mechanism for kiwi (Apteryx spp.) suggests convergent evolution between paleognathous and neognathous birds. Journal of Anatomy. 211(4), 493-502
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Armstrong, DP., Castro, I., & Griffiths, R. (2007). Using adaptive management to determine requirements of re-introduced populations: The case of the New Zealand hihi. Journal of Applied Ecology. 44(5), 953-962
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Ziesemann, B., Brunton, DH., & Castro, I. (2006). Social behavior, interactions and the social mating system of a high-density North Island Brown Kiwi population. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY. 147(5), 278-278
[Journal article]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Low, M., Castro, I., & Berggren, A. (2005). Cloacal erection promotes vent apposition during forced copulation in the New Zealand stitchbird (hihi): Implications for copulation efficiency in other species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 58(3), 247-255
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I., Mason, KM., Armstrong, DP., & Lambert, DM. (2004). Effect of extra-pair paternity on effective population size in a reintroduced population of the endangered hihi, and potential for behavioural management. Conservation Genetics. 5(3), 381-393
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Castro, I., Brunton, DH., Mason, KM., Ebert, B., & Griffiths, R. (2003). Life history traits and food supplementation affect productivity in a translocated population of the endangered Hihi (Stitchbird, Notiomystis cincta). Biological Conservation. 114(2), 271-280
[Journal article]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Armstrong, DP., Davidson, RS., Dimond, WJ., Perrott, JK., Castro, I., Ewen, JG., . . . Taylor, J. (2002). Population dynamics of reintroduced forest birds on New Zealand islands. Journal of Biogeography. 29(5-6), 609-621
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Castro, IC., & Taylor, J. (2001). Survival and reproductive success of stichbird (hihi, Notiomystis cincta) suffering from a bill abnormality (oral fistula). Notornis. 48, 241-244
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Armstrong, DP., Perrott, JK., & Castro, I. (2001). Estimating impacts of poison operations using mark-recapture analysis: Hihi (Notiomystis cincta) on Mokoia Island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 25(2), 49-54
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Alley, MR., Castro, I., & Hunter, JEB. (1999). Aspergillosis in hihi (Notiomystis cincta) on Mokoia Island. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 47(3), 88-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.
Armstrong, DP., Castro, I., Alley, JC., Feenstra, B., & Perrott, JK. (1999). Mortality and behaviour of hihi, an endangered New Zealand honeyeater, in the establishment phase following translocation. Biological Conservation. 89(3), 329-339
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Castro, I., & Robertson, AW. (1997). Honeyeaters and the New Zealand forest Flora: The utilisation and profitability of small flowers. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 21(2), 169-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Robertson, A.
Castro, I., Minot, EO., Fordham, RA., & Birkhead, TR. (1996). Polygynandry, face-to-face copulation and sperm competition in the Hihi Notiomystis cincta (Aves: Meliphagidae). Ibis. 138(4), 765-771
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I.

Book

Castro, IC., & Morris, R.(2011). Kiwi: a Natural History. Auckland • Sydney • London • Cape Town: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
[Authored Book]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC. (2004). Hihi. In Restoring Kapiti: Nature's second chance. (pp. 67 - 74). Dunedin, NZ: University of Otago Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., & Phillips, A.(1996). A guide to the birds of the Galápagos Islands. : Princeton Univ Pr
[Authored Book]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Alley, JC., Empson, RA., & Minot, EO. (1995). Feeding and breeding behaviour of Hihi or Stitchbirds Notiomystis cincta recently transferred to Kapiti Island, New Zealand, and possible management. In M. Serena (Ed.) Reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna. (pp. 113 - 120). : Surrey Beatty and Sons
[Chapter]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Minot, EO., & Alley, JC. (1995). Feeding and breeding behaviour of hihi or stitchbirds (Notiomystis cincta) recently transferred to Kapiti Island, New Zealand, and possible management alternatives.. In M. Serena (Ed.) Reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna. (pp. 121 - 128). : Surrey Beatty and Sons
[Chapter]Authored by: Castro, I.

Thesis

Castro, IC. (1996). Behavioural Ecology and Management of Hihi Notiomystis cincta, a native New Zealand honeyeater.. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Castro, I.

Report

Castro, IC., & Castro, I. (2014). Fieldtrip to Motu Kōkako, 27 January- 2 February, 2014. ( Report No. 1).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Turner, R., & Castro, I. (2012). Purerua Peninsula Kiwi Final Report 3. ( Report No. 3).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Turner, R., & Castro, I. (2012). Purerua Peninsula Kiwi Report 2.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., & Turner, R. (2012). Purerua Peninsula Kiwi Report 1. ( Report No. 1).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Tompkins, D., Castro, IC., Barraclough, R., & Jakob-Hoff, R. (2010). A field study into the ecology of vectors and vector-borne diseases in New Zealand..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., & Howe, LJ.(2007). Ecology of avian malaria on Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Taylor, S., Castro, IC., & Griffiths, R. (2005). Hihi/stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta) recovery plan 2004-09. Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Robertson, H., Colbourne, R., Castro, IC., Miller, C., & Cresswell, M. (2003). Kiwi (Apteryx spp.) Best Practice Manual. Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Taylor, S., & Castro, IC. (2001). Hihi (Stitchbird) Notiomystis cincta management.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Taylor, S., & Castro, IC. (2001). Hihi (Stichbird) Notiomystis cincta management: Standard operating procedure. Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Brejaart, R., & Owen, K. (2000). Status of weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) on Mokoia Island. Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Miles, J., & Castro, IC. (2000). Survey of Northern Brown Kiwi (Apterix mantelli) on Ponui Island, Hauraki Gulf. 1999. Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Boyd, S., & Castro, IC.(2000). Translocation history of hihi (stitchbird), an endemic New Zealand honeyeater. : IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group
[Technical Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Barr, B., Moreno, V., Curtin, E., VanHerpt, S., Cousins, R., . . . Prankerd, K.Report to Ernslaw One Limited on: Monitoring Powelliphanta traversi tararuaensis in Shannon Forest Monitoring of Brown mudfish Neochanna apoda in Santoft Forest.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Smith, A., Boyer, A-S., Kreigenhofer, B., Hargraves, E., Rickett, J., . . . Rippon, R.Monitoring Populations of the Endangered Land Snail, Powelliphanta traversii traversii fa. latizona in areas of ongoing pest control, Kohitere Forest, New Zealand..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Castro, I.

Conference

Strang, KE., Castro, IC., & Blunden, G. (2014). Seasonal dietary differences and lack of sexual dimorphism in weasels. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Ecological Society Annual Conference. Palmerston North
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Castro, I.Contributed to by: Castro, I.
Schoener, ER., Castro, IC., Howe, L., Parker, K., & Tompkins, D. (2014, November). Do wildlife translocations cause pathogen pollution? A case study of Avian Malaria in North Island saddleback (Philesturnus caruculatus rufusater). Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Annual Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Castro, IC., Schoener, ER., Howe, L., Alley, M., Durrant, B., & Jamieson, SE. (2014, November). Introduced parasites in native NZ birds: the unexpected hotspot. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Annual Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Castro, IC., & Cunningham, S. (2014, December). Foraging behaviour of brown kiwi. Presented at NZVA Wildlife Society Conference. Wanaka.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Alley, M., Castro, IC., & Reynolds, S. (2014, December). How Important is the Uropygial Gland in Kiwi?. Presented at NZVA Wildlife Society Conference. Wanaka.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
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.
Bansal, N., & Castro, IC. (2013, October). The effect of season and habitats on abundance of Ixodes Anatis; A North Island Brown Kiwi ectoparasite. Presented at New Zealand Society for Parasitology. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Alley, M., Schoener, E., & Howe, L. (2013, October). Kiwi zoonosis. Presented at New Zealand Society for Parasitology. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Bansal, N., & Castro, IC. (2013, November). The effect of season and habitats on abundance of Ixodes Anatis, a parasite found on North Island Brown Kiwi. Presented at Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
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.
Richardson, K., Armstrong, DP., Ewen, JG., & Castro, IC. (2013, November). Top-up translocations: Newly-translocated individuals differ from residents in habitat selection. Presented at Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Wilson, A., Jamieson, S., & Castro, IC. (2013, December). Behaviour of brown kiwi chicks (Apteryx mantelli) at the nest. Presented at Australasian Ornithological Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Jamieson, SE., Jensen, T., Castro, IC., & Durrant, B. (2013, December). Baby, it’s cold outside: Exploring the drivers behind social roosting in North Island brown kiwi. Presented at Australasian Ornithological Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC. (2013, December). The sensory world of ratites. Presented at Australasian Ornithological Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Bansal, N., Castro, IC., & Izquierdo, D. (2013, November). The Effect of season and habitat on the abundance of Ixodes anatis: A North Island Brown Kiwi ectoparasite. Presented at The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the NZVA. Whangarei.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Strang, K., & Castro, IC. (2013, November). Diet of weasels in Purerua Peninsula, and possible competition with North Island Brown Kiwi. Presented at The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the NZVA. Whangarei.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Hiscox, J., & Castro, IC. (2013, November). Are microbes contributing to the decline of our national icon, the kiwi?. Presented at The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the NZVA. Whangarei.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoener, ER., Banda, M., Howe, L., Castro, IC., & Alley, MR.Avian malaria in New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Dixon, T., Castro, I., & Brunton, D. (2013, November). Habitat utilisation of North Island Brown Kiwi within a high-density population. Presented at The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the NZVA. Whangarei.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Alley, M., & Castro, I. (2013, November). The Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife Disease and Mortality in New Zealand. Presented at The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the NZVA. Whangarei.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I. (2013, November). Effects of the 2013 Drought on Ponui Kiwi. Presented at The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the NZVA. Whangarei.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Hiscox, J., Midwinter, A., & Castro, I. (2012). Microbial penetration through the avian egg: Are microbes contributing to the decline of our national icon, the kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)?. In First Infectious Disease Research Centre [IDReC] Science Symposium: Delegate Handbook(pp. 55 - 55). , First Infectious Disease Research Centre [IDReC] Science Symposium New Zealand: Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Midwinter, A.
Castro, I. (2012). Kiwi on farms. In The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA]: Urban Wildlife: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 6 - 6). , The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA]: Urban Wildlife New Zealand: The Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I.
Wilson, AL., Jamieson, S., & Castro, I. (2012). Survival and habitat use of brown kiwi chicks (Apteryx mantelli) in a high density, reduced predator population. In New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012: Is New Zealand Ecology on Solid Foundations?: Programme and Abstracts, New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012: Is New Zealand Ecology on Solid Foundations? New Zealand: New Zealand Ecological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I.
Hiscox, J., Castro, I., Midwinter, A., & Jamieson, S. (2012). Are microbes contributing to the decline of our national icon, the kiwi?. In New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012: Is New Zealand Ecology on Solid Foundations?: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 57 - 57). , New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012: Is New Zealand Ecology on Solid Foundations? New Zealand: New Zealand Ecological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Midwinter, A.
Turner, RL., Castro, I., & Minor, M. (2012). Fate over time of two populations of the endangered Powelliphanta traversari tararuaensis at two remaining strongholds. In New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012: Is New Zealand Ecology on Solid Foundations?: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 35 - 35). , New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012: Is New Zealand Ecology on Solid Foundations? New Zealand: New Zealand Ecological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Minor, M.
Castro, I. (2012, November). Kiwi on farms. Presented at The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA]: Urban Wildlife. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Morgan, K., Howe, L., Pomroy, B., Alley, MR., & Castro, I. (2012, June). Development of molecular tools for the identification of Eimeria spp. in kiwi (Apteryx spp.). Presented at Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Colloquium, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Morgan, K.
Morgan, K., Howe, L., Pomroy, B., Alley, MR., & Castro, I. (2012). Development of molecular tools for the identification of Eimeria spp. in kiwi (Apteryx spp.). (pp. 12 - 12). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Colloquium New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Morgan, K., Pomroy, W.
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.
Castro, I., & Cunningham, S. (2011). The secret life of brown kiwi: Studying behaviour of a cryptic species by direct observation. In New Zealand Ecological Society Conference: Ecology in the Heartland: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 41 - 42). , New Zealand Ecological Society Conference: Ecology in the Heartland New Zealand: New Zealand Ecological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I., & Cunningham, S. (2011, August). The secret life of brown kiwi: Studying behaviour of a cryptic species by direct observation. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference: Ecology in the Heartland. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
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.
Schoner, E., Howe, L., Castro, I., Parker, K., & Tompkins, D. (2011). The current situation of avian malaria in NZ. In New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting No. 39: Conference Abstracts(pp. 13 - 13). , New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting No. 39 New Zealand: New Zealand Society for Parasitology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Parker, K.
Reynolds, S., Alley, M., Castro, I., & Midwinter, A. (2011). A small gland with promising traits: Are Hihi (Notiomystis cincta) and Kiwi (Apteryx spp) disinfecting their nests from within?. In New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting No. 39: Conference Abstracts(pp. 12 - 13). , New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting No. 39 New Zealand: New Zealand Society for Parasitology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Midwinter, A.
Hiscox, J., Castro, I., Midwinter, A., Jamieson, S., & French, N. (2011). Are microbes contributing to the decline of our NZ icon? A preliminary investigation into the microorganisms of brown kiw (Apteryx mantelli) eggs. In New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting No. 39: Conference Abstracts(pp. 11 - 11). , New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting No. 39 New Zealand: New Zealand Society for Parasitology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., French, N., Midwinter, A.
Castro, I., Minson, C., Wilson, A., & Grant, R. (2011). Kiwi biology: Research results from Massey University team on Kiwi behaviour, biology etc. In National Kiwi Hui: Prentation Abstracts(pp. Unpaginated). , National Kiwi Hui New Zealand: BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust and the Department of Conservation
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoner, E., Howe, LJ., Castro, IC., Parker, K., & Tompkins, D.(2011, October 27). The current situation of avian malaria in NZ. (pp. 24 - 24). , New Zealand Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting No. 39
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
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.
Castro, IC., & Cunningham, SJ. (2011, August). The secret life of brown kiwi: studying behaviour of a cryptic species by direct observation. Presented at Ecology in the heartland. Rotorua.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Howe, L., Castro, I., Schoener, E., Barraclough, R., & Alley, M. (2010, October). Host sharing of Plasmodium spp. between European blackbirds (Turduc merula) and endemic avain species: identifying potential reservoirs and threats to New Zealand avifauna. . Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Morgan, K., Alley, M., Pomroy, W., Castro, I., & Howe, L. (2010, November). Histopathological examination of coccidiosis in the kiwi (Apteryx spp.). Presented at Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Morgan, K., Pomroy, W.
Morgan, K., Alley, M., Pomroy, W., Howe, L., & Castro, I. (2010). Histopathology of coccidiosis in the kiwi (Apteryx spp.). Poster session presented at the meeting of Wildlife Disease Association 2010 Conference. Iguazu, Argentina
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Morgan, K., Pomroy, W.
Howe, LJ., Castro, IC., Schoener, ER., Barraclough, RK., & Alley, MR. (2010, August). Host sharing of plasmodium spp. between European Blackbirds (Turdus merula) and endemic avian species: Identifying potential reservoirs and threats to New Zealand avifauna. . Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Alley, MR., Rippon, RJ., & Castro, IC. (2010, February). Mortalities of hihi/stitchbird nestlings at Zealandia (Karori sanctuary). . Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoner, E., Castro, I., Alley, MR., & Howe, LJ. (2009). Coccidia in New Zealand native passerines. , Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association - Joint Conference: Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association and Wildlife Disease Association Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Schoner, E., Castro, I., Alley, MR., & Howe, LJ.(2009, December 10). Helminths in New Zealand native passerines. (pp. 29 - 29). , Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association - Joint Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Schoner, E., Castro, I., Alley, M., & Howe, L. (2009, December). Coccidia in New Zealand native passerines. Presented at Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association - Joint Conference. 2009 Conference Proceedings.. Woodstock Lounge, The Catlins, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Tompkins, D., Jakob hoff, R., Barraclough, R., & Castro, I. (2009, December). A field study into the ecology of vectors and vector-borne diseases in New Zealand. Presented at Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association - Joint Conference. 2009 Conference Proceedings.. Woodstock Lounge, The Catlins, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Alley, M., Rippon, R., & Castro, I. (2009, December). The birds and the bees: Why introduced insects may pose a significant threat to some hihi/stichbird populations. Presented at Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association - Joint Conference. 2009 Conference Proceedings.. Woodstock Lounge, The Catlins, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoner, E., Castro, I., Alley, M., & Howe, L. (2009, December). Helminths in New Zealand native passerines. Presented at Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association - Joint Conference. 2009 Conference Proceedings.. Woodstock Lounge, The Catlins, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Castro, I., Cunningham, S., Jaffe, K., Gsell, A., & Cabrera, A. (2009, December). Kiwi olfaction: Odour source and composition, scenting behaviour and function of olfaction. Presented at Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association - Joint Conference. 2009 Conference Proceedings. Woodstock Lounge, The Catlins, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Ziesemann, B., Castro, IC., Ji, W., & Brunton, DH. (2009, April). Nest success and next site reuse in an introduced population of North Island brown kiwi, Apteryx mantelli. Presented at Meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I., Ji, W.
Castro, IC., Cunningham, S., Jaffe, K., Gsell, A., & Cabrera, A. (2008). Preliminary observation on kiwi olfaction: odour source and composition, scenting behaviour and function of olfaction. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Chappell, E., Trewick, S., Morgan-Richards, M., & Castro, IC. (2008). Morphology, phylogeography and drumming behaviour in a New Zealand Ground Weta, Hemiandrus pallitarsis. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Morgan-Richards, M., Trewick, S.
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.
Denny, K., Morgan, D., & Castro, I. (2008). Diet of the morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) in relation to prey abundance on a New Zealand Island. Presented at Ecology on our doorstep. Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Schoener, E., Castro, I., Alley, M., & Howe, L. (2008). Prozoan diseases in native New Zealand passerines. Presented at Ecology on our doorstep. Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
van Herpt, S., Castro, I., & Molles, L. (2008). Cultural evolution of song in Kokako (Callaeas Cinerea Wilsoni) at Pukaha Mount Bruce. Presented at Ecology on our doorstep. Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I., Howe, L., Tompkins, D., Slaney, D., Barraclough, R., Alley, M., . . . McInnes, K. (2008, December). Avian malaria in New Zealand native birds on Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua. Presented at Wildlife Society New Zealand Veterinary Association 2008 Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L.
Chappell, E., Trewick, SA., Morgan Richards, M., & Castro, IC. (2007, December). Phylogeography, morphology and reproductive behaviour of a New Zealand ground weta Hemiandrus pallitarsis. Presented at 10th Annual New Zealand Molecular Ecology Meeting. Kaikoura, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Morgan-Richards, M., Trewick, S.
Castro, IC., Armstrong, DP., Alley, MR., Cockrem, JF., Ward, J., & Parker, K. (2007). The effect of diseases in wildlife and the need for disease screening: Panel discussion. , Sanctuaries of New Zealand Workshop/Hui
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I., Cockrem, J.
Cunningham, SJ., Castro, IC., & Alley, MR. (2007, December). Prey-detection mechanisms and convergent evolution in kiwi and shorebirds. Presented at 4th Biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference. University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Cunningham, SJ., Jaffe, K., Gsell, AC., & Cabrera, A. (2007, December). Kiwi olfaction: Odour source and composition, scenting behaviour and function of olfaction. Presented at 4th Biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference. University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Howe, LJ., Tompkins, D., Slaney, D., Barraclough, RK., Brunton, DH., . . . McInnes, K. (2007, December). Avian malaria in NZ Saddlebacks living on Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua. Presented at 4th Biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference. University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I., Howe, L.
Chappell, E., Trewick, SA., Morgan Richards, M., & Castro, IC. (2007, November). Phylogeography, morphology and reproductive behaviour of ground weta (Hemiandrus pallitarsis). Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Morgan-Richards, M., Trewick, S.
Castro, IC., Howe, LJ., Tompkins, D., Slaney, D., Barraclough, RK., Brunton, DH., . . . McInnes, K. (2007, November). Avian malaria in New Zealand saddlebacks living on Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I., Howe, L.
Cunningham, SJ., Castro, IC., & Alley, MR. (2007, November). The kiwi bill-tip organ: A new prey-detection system for the kiwi?. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC.(2006). Kiwi in the Hauraki Gulf.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Mason, KM., Armstrong, DP., & Lambert, DM. (2006). Effect of extra-pair paternity on effective population size in a reintroduced population of the endangered hihi, and potential for behavioural management. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th International Behavioural Ecology Congress. Tours, France
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Shapiro, L., Castro, IC., Brunton, DH., Colbourne, R., & Miles, J. (2005, December). Evaluating the potential for competion between ship rats (Rattus spp.) and kiwi (Apteryx australis) chicks. Presented at 3rd Biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference. St Mary's Parish Centre, Blenheim, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Makan, T., Castro, IC., & Robertson, AW. (2005, July). Habitat and reproductive success of the last self-sustaining population of hihi: An endangered endemic bird. Presented at XIX Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. University of Brasilia, Brazil.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Robertson, A.
Gsell, AC., & Castro, IC. (2005, July). Scent-marking in birds: Is this another island story?. Presented at XIX Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. University of Brasilia, Brazil.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., & Armstrong, DP. (2005, July). Islands as an alternative to captive breeding: The hihi story. Presented at XIX Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. University of Brasilia, Brazil.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Low, M., Castro, IC., & Berggren, A. (2005, March). 'Erection direction' provides the first evidence supporting the copulation efficiency hypothesis of the avian cloacal protuberance. Presented at Australian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC. (2005, April). Preliminary feeding and breeding observations of Tieke on Mokoia Island. Presented at Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC. (2005, December). Kiwi in the Hauraki Gulf. Presented at Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference. Great Barrier Island (Aotea), NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Mason, KM., Armstrong, DP., & Lambert, DM. (2003, November). Effect of extra-pair paternity on effective population size in a reintroduced population of the endangered hihi, and potential for behavioural management. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Withers, S., Brunton, DH., & Castro, IC. (2003, November). Composition and function of Hihi (Notiomystis cincta) song in relation to social behaviour and resources. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Thorogood, R., Brunton, DH., & Castro, IC. (2003, November). Determining the effects of food availability on the reproductive behaviour and success of hihi (stitchbird, Notiomystis cincta): An experiment in progress. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Withers, S., Brunton, DH., & Castro, IC. (2003, November). Composition and function of hihi (Notiomystis cincta) song in relation to social behaviour and resources. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2003. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Thorogood, R., Brunton, DH., & Castro, IC. (2003, November). Determining the effects of food availability on the reproductive behaviour and success of hihi (stitchbird, Notiomystis cincta): An experiment in progress. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Brunton, DH., & Castro, IC. (2003, November). Implications of differential sex allocation for endangered species management. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Griffiths, R., & Stamp, R. (2001, August). Stichbirds-a sweet management challenge. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society 50th Jubilee Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Brunton, DH., Mason, K., Ebert, B., & Griffiths, R. (2001, August). Effect of food supplementation, female age and clutch number on egg laying and incubation in a translocated population of hihi (Aves). Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society 50th Jubilee Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Armstrong, DP., Perrott, JK., Castro, IC., Ewen, JG., Davidson, RS., Dimond, WJ., . . . Taylor, J. (2001, February). Population dynamics of reintroduced forest birds on New Zealand islands. Presented at The ecology of insular biotas. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Castro, I.
Castro, IC., Brunton, DH., Anthony, D., & Anderson, S. (2000, November). Is blood sampling of birds truly harmless?. Presented at New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brunton, D., Castro, I.
Castro, IC. (2000, December). Field studies of avian species on offshore islands. Presented at Joint Conference of the Australasian Section of the Wildlife Disease Association Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Marine Biology Field Centre, Goat Island Marine Sanctuary, Leigh, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.
Alley, MR., Perrott, JK., Springett, BP., MacGregor, N., Armstrong, D., & Castro, IC. (2000). Aspergillus in the Hihi (Notiomystis cincta): Studies of the ecology of the organism in the nesting environment of hihi on Mokoia and Little Barrier Islands. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and the Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Leigh.. (pp. 1). Massey University Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I., Minot, EO., & Alley, JC.Feeding and breeding behaviour of hihi or stitchbirds Notiomystis cincta recently transferred to Kapiti Island, New Zealand, and possible management alternatives. Reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna. (pp. 121 - 128).
[Conference]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, I., Alley, JC., Empson, RA., & Minot, EO.Translocation of hihi or stitchbird Notiomystis cincta to Kapiti Island, New Zealand: transfer techniques and comparison of release strategies. Reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna. (pp. 113 - 120).
[Conference]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC.Since 2006 my and my graduatre students' research has been presented in 32 differnt oral presentations at 6 International and 11 national conferences. Eleven of the oral presentations were delivered by me, 17 by my graduate students and four by collaborators. We have also presented two posters. International presentations were at: International Behavioural Ecology Congress 2006; Australasian Ornithological Conference 2007, 2009, 2011; International Congress of Parasitology 2010; Austrlasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference 2009. National conferences: Ecological Society Conference 2007, 2008, 2011; NZ Moleciular Ecology Meeting 2007; NZ Wildlife Society of the NZ Veterinary Association 2008, 2009; NZ Parasitology Conference 2008, 2010, 2011.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I.

Other

Castro, IC., Pauli, J, ., & Argilla, L, . (2013). Co-covenor - The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of the NZVA.
[Other]Authored by: Castro, I.
Morgan, K., Alley, M., Pomroy, W., Castro, I., & Howe, L. (2010, November). Histopathological examination of coccidiosis in the kiwi (Apteryx spp.). In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castro, I., Howe, L., Morgan, K., Pomroy, W.
Carter, GM., Barnes, GR., & Castro, IC. (2009). The use of radio frequency identification tags (passive integrated transponders) in a field study of ship rats, rattus rattus. (pp. 1 - 21). New Zedaland Veterinary Association
[Other]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC. (2006). North Island Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli, on Ponui Island, Hauraki Gulf: Preliminary reports from two studies. (pp. 27 - 30).
[Other]Authored by: Castro, I.
Castro, IC.I have contributed two laboratory reports on wildlife disease cases from my study sites: Schoner, E. R., Alley, M., Howe, L., & Castro, I. C. (2009, June). Laboratory Report - Plasmodium relictum identified as a cause of mortality in a blackbird, Turdus merula, from Mokoia island. In Kokako – Bulletin of the Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (Vol. 16, 1 ed., Iss. 33, pp. 39). Alley, M. R., Rippon, R., & Castro, I. C. (n.d.). Laboratory Report - Candida ventriculitis in neonatal hihi chicks, Notiomystis cincta. In Kokako – Bulletin of the Wildlife Society of New Zealand Veterinary Association (Vol. 16, 33 ed., Iss. 1, pp. 36)..
[Other]Authored by: Castro, I.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Spanish
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

PositionCurrentCompleted
Supervisor34
CoSupervisor06

Teaching

Maori in Conservation

Courses Coordinated

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Ellen Schoener- PhD
    The impact of conservation translocations on vector-borne parasites
  • 2014 - Juan Carlos Garcia Ramirez- PhD
    The influence of space and time on the genetic architecture of rail species (Aves:Rallidae)
  • 2013 - Gaylynne Carter- PhD
    The Behavioural Response of a Small Prey Animal to the Odour Cues of Familiar Predators in a New Zealand Model System
  • 2010 - Susan Cunningham- PhD
    Tactile senses and foraging in birds with emphasis on kiwi

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Nirosha Pitakande Gedara- PhD
    Wavelet-Based Birdsong Recognition for Conservation
  • 2016 - Kate Richardson- PhD
    Dispersal: The effects of phenotype and habitat selection in reintroduced populations
  • 2013 - Kerri Morgan- PhD
    Coccidiosis in the Kiwi (Apteryx spp.): Aspects of the Pathology, Epidemiology and Parasite Biology
  • 2011 - Birgit Ziesemann- PhD
    Social organisation and mating system of a high-density brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) population
  • 2011 - Kevin Parker- PhD
    The impacts of translocation on the cultural evolution of song in the North Island saddleback or tieke (Philesturnus rufusater)
  • 2004 - Mr Matthew Richard Low- PhD
    The Behavioural Ecology of Forced Copulation in the New Zealand Stitchbird (Hihi).

Media and Links

Media

  • 19 Jan 2014 - Television
    Here Comes Darwin - New Legend about Wildlife
    Documentary filmed by Japanese company - NHK Enterprises, Inc.and screened in Japan. Isabel Castro gave assistance.

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