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Prof Russell Death

Professor of Freshwater Ecology

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Research Expertise

Research Interests

freshwater ecology

community ecology

Thematics

Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000): Community Ecology (060202): Ecology (060200):
Environmental Sciences (050000):
Freshwater Ecology (060204)

Research Projects

Current Projects

Project Title: Using the internet to empower Ngati Whatua o Kaipara to awa management

Date Range: 2016 - 2018

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: Kia haumako ana nga awa tawhito o ngaruahine

Date Range: 2015 - 2017

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: Envirolink - Russell Death

While cancer is a significant and growing problem in the Pacific, as these countries undergo demographic and epidemiological transitions relatively little is known about the magnitude of the potential risk factors or the potential for prevention.
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Date Range: 2006 - 2007

Funding Body: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology

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Research Outputs

Journal

Canning, AD., & Death, RG. (2017). Trophic cascade direction and flow determine network flow stability. Ecological Modelling. 355, 18-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Thornhill, I., Batty, L., Death, RG., Friberg, NR., & Ledger, ME. (2017). Local and landscape scale determinants of macroinvertebrate assemblages and their conservation value in ponds across an urban land-use gradient. Biodiversity and Conservation. 26(5), 1065-1086
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Hill, MJ., Death, RG., Mathers, KL., Ryves, DB., White, JC., & Wood, PJ. (2017). Macroinvertebrate community composition and diversity in ephemeral and perennial ponds on unregulated floodplain meadows in the UK. Hydrobiologia. 793(1), 95-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Weeks, ES., Death, RG., Foote, K., Anderson-Lederer, R., Joy, MK., & Boyce, P. (2016). Conservation Science Statement. the demise of New Zealand's freshwater flora and fauna: A forgotten treasure. Pacific Conservation Biology. 22(2), 110-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Woodward, G., Bonada, N., Brown, LE., Death, RG., Durance, I., Gray, C., . . . Pawar, S. (2016). The effects of climatic fluctuations and extreme events on running water ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371(1694)
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Boyero, L., Pearson, RG., Hui, C., Gessner, MO., Pérez, J., Alexandrou, MA., . . . Yule, CM. (2016). Biotic and abiotic variables influencing plant litter breakdown in streams: A global study. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283(1829)
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Foote, KJ., Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2015). New Zealand Dairy Farming: Milking Our Environment for All Its Worth. Environmental Management. 56(3), 709-720
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Death, F., Stubbington, R., Joy, MK., & van den Belt, M. (2015). How good are Bayesian belief networks for environmental management? A test with data from an agricultural river catchment. Freshwater Biology. 60(11), 2297-2309
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG., Fuller, IC., & Macklin, MG. (2015). Resetting the river template: The potential for climate-related extreme floods to transform river geomorphology and ecology. Freshwater Biology. 60(12), 2477-2496
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Macklin, M.
Foote, KJ., Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2015). New Zealand Dairy Farming: Milking Our Environment for All Its Worth. Environmental Management.
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Astorga, A., Death, RG., Death, F., Paavola, R., Chakraborty, M., & Muotka, T. (2014). Habitat heterogeneity drives the geographical distribution of beta diversity: The case of New Zealand stream invertebrates. Ecology and Evolution. 4(13), 2693-2702
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., Death, RG., & Barquín, J. (2014). Periphyton control on stream invertebrate diversity: Is periphyton architecture more important than biomass?. Marine and Freshwater Research. 65(9), 818-829
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., & Death, RG. (2014). The combined effects of flow regulation and an artificial flow release on a regulated river. River Research and Applications. 30(3), 329-337
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., & Death, RG. (2013). Scale dependent effects of productivity and disturbance on diversity in streams. Fundamental and Applied Limnology. 182(4), 283-295
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Collier, KJ., Clapcott, JE., David, BO., Death, RG., Kelly, D., Leathwick, JR., . . . Young, RG. (2013). Macroinvertebrate-Pressure Relationships In Boatable New Zealand Rivers: Influence Of Underlying Environment And Sampling Substrate. River Research and Applications. 29(5), 645-659
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., & Death, RG. (2013). Macroinvertebrate drift-benthos trends in a regulated river. Fundamental and Applied Limnology. 182(3), 231-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., & Death, RG. (2013). The Combined Effects Of Flow Regulation And An Artificial Flow Release On A Regulated River. River Research and Applications.
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., Death, RG., & Barquín, J. (2013). Productivity-diversity relationships for stream invertebrates differ geographically. Aquatic Ecology. 47(1), 109-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., Death, RG., & Barquín, J. (2013). Productivity-diversity relationships for stream invertebrates differ geographically. Aquatic Ecology. , 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., Death, RG., & Collier, KJ. (2013). Do productivity and disturbance interact to modulate macroinvertebrate diversity in streams?. Hydrobiologia. 701(1), 159-172
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., & Death, RG. (2012). Consistent effects of productivity and disturbance on diversity between landscapes. ECOSPHERE. 3(11),
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., & Barquín, J. (2012). Geographic location alters the diversity-disturbance response. Freshwater Science. 31(2), 636-646
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, AC., Death, RG., Fuller, IC., & Tonkin, JD. (2012). A new approach to assess bed stability relevant for invertebrate communities in upland streams. River Research and Applications. 28(10), 1726-1739
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Tonkin, JD., Death, RG., & Collier, KJ. (2012). Do productivity and disturbance interact to modulate macroinvertebrate diversity in streams?. Hydrobiologia. , 1-14
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Gao, PC., Death, RG., & Death, F. (2012). Applications of macroinvertebrate community index and quantitative macroinvertebrate community index in monitoring and assessing river water quality. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology. 23(6), 1682-1688
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, AC., Fuller, IC., & Death, RG. (2012). Assessing DEM interpolation methods for effective representation of upland stream morphology for rapid appraisal of bed stability. River Research and Applications. 28(5), 567-584
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Collier, KJ., Clapcott, JE., David, BO., Death, RG., Kelly, D., Leathwick, JR., . . . Young, RG. (2012). Macroinvertebrate-pressure relationships in boatable new zealand rivers: Influence of underlying environment and sampling substrate. River Research and Applications.
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Clapcott, JE., Collier, KJ., Death, RG., Goodwin, EO., Harding, JS., Kelly, D., . . . Young, RG. (2012). Quantifying relationships between land-use gradients and structural and functional indicators of stream ecological integrity. Freshwater Biology. 57(1), 74-90
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, AC., Death, RG., Fuller, IC., & Tonkin, JD. (2011). A NEW APPROACH TO ASSESS BED STABILITY RELEVANT FOR INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES IN UPLAND STREAMS. River Research and Applications.
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Barquín, J., & Death, RG. (2011). Downstream changes in spring-fed stream invertebrate communities: The effect of increased temperature range?. Journal of Limnology. 70(SUPPL.), 134-146
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, AC., Death, RG., Fuller, IC., & Joy, MK. (2011). Linking disturbance and stream invertebrate communities: How best to measure bed stability. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 30(1), 11-24
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Joy, M.
Boyero, L., Pearson, RG., Gessner, MO., Barmuta, LA., Ferreira, V., Graça, MAS., . . . West, DC. (2011). A global experiment suggests climate warming will not accelerate litter decomposition in streams but might reduce carbon sequestration. Ecology Letters. 14(3), 289-294
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, AC., Joy, MK., Death, RG., & Fuller, IC. (2011). A macroinvertebrate index to assess stream-bed stability. Marine and Freshwater Research. 62(1), 30-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Joy, M.
Death, RG., & Collier, KJ. (2010). Measuring stream macroinvertebrate responses to gradients of vegetation cover: When is enough enough?. Freshwater Biology. 55(7), 1447-1464
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Costall, JA., & Death, RG. (2010). Population monitoring of the endangered New Zealand spider, Latrodectus katipo, with artificial cover objects. 34(2), 253-258
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (2010). Disturbance and riverine benthic communities: What has it contributed to general ecological theory?. River Research and Applications. 26(1), 15-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, AC., Fuller, IC., & Death, RG. (2010). Morphological dynamics of upland headwater streams in the southern North Island of New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer. 66(1), 14-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Costall, JA., & Death, RG. (2009). Population structure and habitat use by the spider Latrodectus katipo along the Manawatu–Wanganui coastline. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 36(4), 407-415
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Tonkin, JD., Death, RG., & Joy, MK. (2009). Invertebrate drift patterns in a regulated river: Dams, periphyton biomass or longitudinal patterns?. River Research and Applications. 25(10), 1219-1231
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG., Dewson, ZS., & James, ABW. (2009). Is structure or function a better measure of the effects of water abstraction on ecosystem integrity?. Freshwater Biology. 54(10), 2037-2050
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Barquín, J., & Death, RG. (2009). Physical and chemical differences in karst springs of Cantabria, northern Spain: Do invertebrate communities correspond?. Aquatic Ecology. 43(2), 445-455
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
James, ABW., Zoëewson, ., & Death, RG. (2009). The influence of flow reduction on macroinvertebrate drift density and distance in three New Zealand streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 28(1), 220-232
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, AC., Death, RG., & Fuller, IC. (2010). The assessment of shear stress and bed stability in stream ecology. Freshwater Biology. 55(2), 261-281
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
James, ABW., Dewson, ZS., & Death, RG. (2008). Do stream macroinvertebrates use instream refugia in response to severe short-term flow reduction in New Zealand streams?. Freshwater Biology. 53(7), 1316-1334
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
James, ABW., Dewson, ZS., & Death, RG. (2008). The effect of experimental flow reductions on macroinvertebrate drift in natural and streamside channels. River Research and Applications. 24(1), 22-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Dewson, ZS., James, ABW., & Death, RG. (2007). Invertebrate community responses to experimentally reduced discharge in small streams of different water quality. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 26(4), 754-766
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Death, F., & Ausseil, OMN. (2007). Nutrient limitation of periphyton growth in tributaries and the mainstem of a central North Island river, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 41(3), 273-281
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Dewson, ZS., James, ABW., & Death, RG. (2007). Stream ecosystem functioning under reduced flow conditions. Ecological Applications. 17(6), 1797-1808
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Dewson, ZS., James, ABW., & Death, RG. (2007). A review of the consequences of decreased flow for instream habitat and macroinvertebrates. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 26(3), 401-415
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Dewson, ZS., James, ABW., & Death, RG. (2007). Invertebrate responses to short-term water abstraction in small New Zealand streams. Freshwater Biology. 52(2), 357-369
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Barquín, J., & Death, RG. (2006). Spatial patterns of macroinvertebrate diversity in New Zealand springbrooks and rhithral streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 25(4), 768-786
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Olden, JD., Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2006). Rediscovering the species in community-wide predictive modeling. Ecological Applications. 16(4), 1449-1460
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG., & Zimmermann, EM. (2005). Interaction between disturbance and primary productivity in determining stream invertebrate diversity. Oikos. 111(2), 392-402
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Barquín, J., & Death, RG. (2004). Patterns of invertebrate diversity in streams and freshwater springs in Northern Spain. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie. 161(3), 329-349
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Olden, JD., Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2004). An accurate comparison of methods for quantifying variable importance in artificial neural networks using simulated data. Ecological Modelling. 178(3-4), 389-397
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2004). Predictive modelling and spatial mapping of freshwater fish and decapod assemblages using GIS and neural networks. Freshwater Biology. 49(8), 1036-1052
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG., & Joy, MK. (2004). Invertebrate community structure in streams of the Manawatu-Wanganui region, New Zealand: The roles of catchment versus reach scale influences. Freshwater Biology. 49(8), 982-997
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG. (2004). Patterns of spatial resource use in lotic invertebrate assemblages. Hydrobiologia. 513, 171-182
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2004). Application of the index of biotic integrity methodology to New Zealand freshwater fish communities. Environmental Management. 34(3), 415-428
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Charteris, SC., Allibone, RM., & Death, RG. (2003). Spawning site selection, egg development, and larval drift of Galaxias postvectis and G. Fasciatus in a New Zealand stream. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 37(3), 493-505
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Dewson, ZS., Death, RG., & James, AB. (2003). The effect of water abstractions on invertebrate communities in four small North Island streams. New Zealand Natural Sciences. 28, 51-65
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2003). Biological assessment of rivers in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand using a predictive macroinvertebrate model. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 37(2), 367-379
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG., Baillie, B., & Fransen, P. (2003). Effect of Pinus radiata logging on stream invertebrate communities in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 37(3), 507-520
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (2003). Spatial patterns in lotic invertebrate community composition: Is substrate disturbance actually important?. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 60(5), 603-611
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2003). Assessing Biological Integrity Using Freshwater Fish and Decapod Habitat Selection Functions. Environmental Management. 32(6), 747-759
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG., & Zimmermann, EM. (2002). Effect of substrate stability and canopy cover on stream invertebrate communities. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 36(3), 537-545
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Minchin, SM., & Death, RG. (2002). Invertebrate species richness in New Zealand forest streams. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung fr Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie. 28, 1-4
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (2002). A model of stream invertebrate diversity for autochthonous streams. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY, VOL 28, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS. 28, 328-331
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Charteris, SC., & Death, RG. (2002). Seasonal patterns in whitebait recruitment: the effects of river impoundment. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY, VOL 28, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS. 28, 315-318
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (2002). Predicting invertebrate diversity from disturbance regimes in forest streams. Oikos. 97(1), 18-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2002). Predictive modelling of freshwater fish as a biomonitoring tool in New Zealand. Freshwater Biology. 47(11), 2261-2275
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2002). A discriminant analysis investigation of reference site fish assemblages in the Manawatu-Wanganui region, North Island, New Zealand. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY, VOL 28, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS. 28, 319-322
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2001). Control of freshwater fish and crayfish community structure in Taranaki, New Zealand: Dams, diadromy or habitat structure?. Freshwater Biology. 46(3), 417-429
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Fowler, RT., & Death, RG. (2001). The effect of environmental stability on hyporheic community structure. Hydrobiologia. 445, 85-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., Henderson, IM., & Death, RG. (2000). Diadromy and longitudinal patterns of upstream penetration of freshwater fish in Taranaki, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 34(3), 531-543
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Henderson, I., Joy, M.
Death, RG., Henderson, IM., & Joy, MK. (2000). New Zealand's national river quality network. Comment: Problems with type 1 errors in water quality analysis. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 34(4), 745-746
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Henderson, I., Joy, M.
Death, RG. (2001). The effect of land-use on species-area relationships in benthic stream invertebrates. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY, VOL 27, PT 5, PROCEEDINGS. 27, 2519-2522
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Fowler, RT., & Death, RG. (2000). Effects of channel morphology on temporal variation in invertebrate community structure in two North Island, New Zealand rivers. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 34(2), 231-240
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Henderson, IM., Joy, MK., Scarsbrook, MR., Quinn, JM., & Boothroyd, IKG. (2000). Letters to the Editor: New Zealand's National River Quality Network. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 34(4), 745-749
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Henderson, I., Joy, M.
Death, RG. (2000). Habitat stability and interspecific associations among invertebrate assemblages in New Zealand streams. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 34(3), 501-506
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Anderson, S., & Death, RG. (2000). The effect of forest type on forest floor invertebrate community structure. New Zealand Natural Sciences. 25, 33-41
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2000). Stream invertebrate communities of campbell island. Hydrobiologia. 439, 115-124
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2000). Development and application of a predictive model of riverine fish community assemblages in the Taranaki region of the North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 34(2), 241-252
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
McWilliam, HA., & Death, RG. (1998). Arboreal arthropod communities of remnant podocarp‐hardwood rainforest in North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 25(2), 157-169
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Miller, RJ., & Death, RG. (1997). Seasonal and spatial dynamics in the phytomacrofaunal community of Lake Henley, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 31(4), 423-434
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (1996). Predicting the impacts of biological and physical disturbances: Does theoretical ecology hold any answers?. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 20(1), 17-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (1996). The effect of patch disturbance on stream invertebrate community structure: The influence of disturbance history. Oecologia. 108(3), 567-576
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (1996). The effect of habitat stability on benthic invertebrate communities: The utility of species abundance distributions. Hydrobiologia. 317(2), 97-107
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., & Winterbourn, MJ. (1995). Diversity patterns in stream benthic invertebrate communities: The influence of habitat stability. Ecology. 76(5), 1446-1460
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
DEATH, RG. (1995). Spatial patterns in benthic invertebrate community structure: products of habitat stability or are they habitat specific?. Freshwater Biology. 33(3), 455-467
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., & Winterbourn, MJ. (1994). Environmental stability and community persistence: A multivariate perspective. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 13(2), 125-139
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (1989). The effect of a cave on benthic invertebrate communities in a South Island stream. New Zealand Natural Sciences. 16, 67-78
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R.

Book

Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2013). Freshwater Biodiversity. In JR. Dymond (Ed.) Ecosystem Services In New Zealand. (pp. 448 - 459). Lincoln New Zealand: Manaaki Whenua Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG. (2008). The effect of floods on aquatic invertebrate communities. In Aquatic Insects: Challenges to Populations. (pp. 103 - 121).
[Chapter]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2005). Modelling of freshwater fish and macro-crustacean assemblages for biological assessment in New Zealand. In Modelling Community Structure in Freshwater Ecosystems. (pp. 76 - 89).
[Chapter]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Death, RG., Barquin, J., & Scarsbrook, M. (2004). Biota of cold water and geothermal springs. In J. Harding, P. Mosley, C. Pearson, & BS. Eds (Eds.) Freshwaters of New Zealand. (pp. 31 - 33). Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Hydrological Society; New Zealand Limnological Society
[Chapter]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG. (2000). Invertebrate-substratum relationships. In KJ. Collier, & MJW. Eds (Eds.) New Zealand stream invertebrates: Ecology and implications for management. (pp. 157 - 178). Christchurch, NZ: New Zealand Limnological Society
[Chapter]Authored by: Death, R.

Report

Dykes, RC., Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., & Death, RG.(2015). An assessment of data and research in the Ruamahanga River catchment.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Macklin, M.
Smith, E., Fuller, IC., & Death, RG.(2014). Kahuterawa geomorphic and ecological baseline condition.. : Horizons Regional Council. Report No. 2014/EXT/1370
[Technical Report]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2002). The potential for enhancement of fish communities of a fish pass on the Orongorongo Intake Dam. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.

Conference

Death, RG., Fuller, IC., Death, A., & Petrove, N. (2017, February). Making geomorphology useful – a technique to protect native fish habitat.. Presented at ANZGG Conference. Greytown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R. (2017, February). Integrating geomorphic and hydraulic data collection to inform ecological management using incipient motion thresholds. Presented at ANZGG Conference. Greytown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Singh, R., & Procter, JN. (2017). Measuring the connections between hydrology and bedload transport to manage nuisance periphyton: a case study from the Pohangina River, New Zealand.. In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J., Singh, R.
Neverman, AJ., Mcallister, TG., Death, RG., Fuller, IC., Webb, JA., Costelloe, JF., . . . Stewardson, MJ.USING SUBSTRATE STABILITY TO UNDERSTAND BENTHIC CYANOBACTERIAL BLOOMS IN NEW ZEALAND RIVERS. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS.
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R. (2016, November). Improving aquatic community health with the help of big data bedload transport studies.. Presented at NZ Hydrological Society Conference. Queenstown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R. (2016, February). Quantifying bedload transport to manage ecological health in New Zealand rivers.. Presented at Ecohydraulics Symposium. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R. (2016). A cross-disciplinary understanding of incipient motion for effective environmental flow setting. In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J., Singh, R.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R. (2015, February). Quantifying interactions between flow, substrate stability and ecological health in gravel-bed rivers.. Presented at NZ Geographical Society Conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R.Improving the temporal and spatial resolution of data to increase knowledge on bedload transport in gravel-bed rivers.. . Hamilton
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J.
Neverman, AJ., McAllister, T., Death, RG., & Fuller, IC. (2015). Can substrate stability data be used to increase our knowledge on cyanobacteria growth in New Zealand rivers?. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZ Hydrological Society Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R. (2015). From point clouds to algae management.. Poster session presented at the meeting of IPENZ Rivers Symposium
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J.
West, D., Fuller, IC., & Death, RG.Freshwater habitat: Not measured = not managed?. . Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Fuller, IC., Death, RG., & Death, AM. (2015, June). Developing an index of natural character to monitor change in river condition in response to river engineering. Presented at IS Rivers. Lyon.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Fuller, IC., Death, RG., & Death, AM. (2015). Developing an index of natural character to monitor change in river condition in response to river engineering. France: IS Rivers
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Neverman, AJ., Fuller, IC., Death, RG., Procter, JN., & Singh, R. (2014). Hydrological limit setting: a cross-disciplinary approach to identifying initiation of bedload transport. , Joint Conference for the NZ Hydrological Society, NZ Freshwater Sciences Society and IPENZ Rivers Group ‘2014 Water Symposium – Integration: The Final Frontier’ http://www.2014watersymposium.co.nz/
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Procter, J., Singh, R.
Death, R., Death, A., Fuller, I., & Jordan, C. (2013, August). Linking a measure of habitat quality and the fish that live in that habitat. Presented at 3rd Biennial International Society for River Science Symposium [ISRS 2013]: Achieving Healthy and Viable Rivers. Beijing, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Death, R., Death, A., Fuller, I., & Jordan, C. (2013). Linking a measure of habitat quality and the fish that live in that habitat. In 3rd Biennial International Society for River Science Symposium: Achieving Healthy and Viable Rivers: Conference Program and Abstracts(pp. 55 - 55). , 3rd Biennial International Society for River Science Symposium [ISRS 2013]: Achieving Healthy and Viable Rivers China: International Society for River Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Fuller, I., Death, R., & Death, A. (2013). Quanifying habitat quality: The missing dimension. 3rd Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science: Achieving Health and Viable Rivers: Conference Proceedings. (pp. 563 - 569). China: 3rd Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science [ISRS 2013]: Achieving Health and Viable Rivers
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Fuller, I., Death, R., & Death, A. (2013, August). Quantifying habitat quality: The missing dimension. Presented at 3rd Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science [ISRS 2013]: Achieving Healthy and Viable Rivers. Beijing, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Fuller, I., & Death, R. (2012). Towards innovative solutions for river management in New Zealand. In New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Connecting Landscapes: Book of Abstracts(pp. 60 - 60). , New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Connecting Landscapes New Zealand: New Zealand Geographical Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Fuller, I., & Death, R. (2012, December). Towards innovative solutions for river management in New Zealand. Presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Connecting Landscapes. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Death, AM., Death, RG., Death, F., Fuller, IC., & Paine, S. (2012). Keeping gravel extraction out of the water may not be the best solution for instream ecology. Poster session presented at the meeting of IS Rivers 1st International Conference on Integrative Sciences and sustainable development of rivers
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Death, AM., Death, RG., Fuller, IC., & Death, F. (2012). Keeping gravel extraction out of the water may not be the best solution for instream ecology. In IS Rivers 1st International Conference on Integrative Sciences and sustainable development of rivers: Programme(pp. 226 - 226). , IS Rivers 1st International Conference on Integrative Sciences and sustainable development of rivers France: GRAIE: Groupe de Recherche Rohone-Alpes sur les Infrastructures et I'Eau
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Death, RG., Buxton, R., & Joy, MK.Modelling invertebrates and their habitat using Bayesian Belief Networks.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Buxton, R., & Joy, MK.Modelling invertebrates and their habitat using Bayesian Belief Networks.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG.Freshwater Research at Massey- with a focus on nutrient criteria. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG.Freshwater Research at Massey- with a focus on nutrient criteria. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Buxton, R., & Joy, MK.Modelling invertebrates and their habitat using Bayesian Belief Networks.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, A., Death, RG., & Fuller, IC.Methods to assess bedload transport relevant for benthic invertebrate communities in mountain streams.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Schwendel, A., Death, RG., & Fuller, IC. (2008, November). Influence of bed stability on benthic invertebrate communities in mountain streams. Presented at Fresh Water Sciences Society Conference: 'Back to Science - The Importance of Fresh Water Science to Freshwater Management'. New Plymouth, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Schwendel, A., Death, RG., & Fuller, IC. (2008, July). Influence of bedload transport on benthic invertebrate communities in mountain streams. Presented at New Zealand Geographical Society 24th Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Schwendel, A., Death, RG., & Fuller, IC. (2008, February). Methods to assess bedload transport relevant for benthic invertebrate communities in mountain streams. Presented at Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group 13th Conference. Queenstown, TAS.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I.
Chakrabarty, M., & Death, RG.Can "Freshwater Environments of New Zealand" river classification (FWENZ) be used as an improved bioassessment tool for New Zealand rivers and streams?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Buxton, R., & Joy, MK.Modeling freshwater fish and their habitat using Bayesian Belief Networks.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Dewson, Z., & James, A.Assessing the ecological effects of water abstraction : structure or function ?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG.Effects of floods on aquatic invertebrate communities. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG.Colonisation in New Zealand streams: predictable patterns or chance event?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Dewson, ZS., & James, ABW.What are the effects of water abstraction on small streams?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., James, ABW., & Dewson, ZS.What are the effects of water abstraction on small streams?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Dewson, ZS., James, ABW., & Death, RG.Does the stream need all that water? Assessing the effects of flow reduction on invertebrate communities. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
James, ABW., Dewson, ZS., & Death, RG.Do New Zealand stream invertebrates use the hyporheic zone as a low flow refuge?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
James, ABW., Dewson, ZS., & Death, RG.What happens to in stream habitat condition when flow is reduced?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2004, November). Application of the index of biotic integrity methodology to New Zealand freshwater fish communities. Presented at 'Restoration of Degraded Systems to Achieve Sustainability' NZ Limnological Society. Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2004). Using neural networks and GIS to predict the spatial occurrence of freshwater fish and decapods. In S. Dzeroski, B. Zenko, & M. Debeljak (Eds.) The 4th International Workshop on Environmental Applications of Machine Learning. (pp. 35 - 36). Ljubljana, Slovenia
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2003, June). Spatial mapping of freshwater fish and decapod communities: A GIS and neural network approach to habitat-suitability maps. Presented at Australian Society for Fish Biology Annual Meeting. Wellington,NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Minchin, SM., & Death, RG.(2001). Invertebrate species richness in New Zealand forest streams. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY, VOL 28, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS. (pp. 311 - 314). 0368-0770.
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2002, August). Neural network modelling of freshwater fish and macro-crustacean assemblages for biological assessment in New Zealand. Presented at 3rd Conference of the International Society for Ecological Informatics. Grottaferrata, Rome, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2002, November). Biological assessment of rivers in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand using a predictive macroinvertebrate model. Presented at NZ Limnological Society Conference. Shantytown, West Coast, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2002, November). Assessing biological integrity: Predicting freshwater fish and decapod assemblages using species-specific habitat selection functions. Presented at NZ Limnological Society Conference. Shantytown, West Coast, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2001, February). Assessing stream health using a reference site predictive model of fish occurrence. Presented at 28th Congress of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
Joy, MK., & Death, RG. (2000, November). Assessing stream health using a reference predictive model of fish occurrence. Presented at Joint Conference of NZ Hydrological Society , Meteorological Society of NZ, NZ Limnological Society. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Death, R., Joy, M.
MUNRO, V., & DEATH, RG.(1994, August). FOREST REMNANTS - THEIR POTENTIAL AS A SOURCE OF NATURAL ENEMIES IN AGRICULTURE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FORTY SEVENTH NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE. (pp. 248 - 252). 1172-0719.
[Conference]Authored by: Death, R.

Other

Costall, JA., & Death, RG. (2010). The response of invertebrates following livestock exclusion..
[Other]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Astorga, A., Paavola, R., Muotka, T., Death, F., & Chakraborty, M. (2010). Latitudinal gradients in New Zealand stream invertebrate diversity.
[Other]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., Astorga, A., Paavola, R., Muotka, T., Death, F., & Chakraborty, M. (2010). Latitudinal gradients in New Zealand stream invertebrate diversity.
[Other]Authored by: Death, R.
Death, RG., & Joy, MJ. (2010). Who killed the Manawatu and what can we do about it?.
[Other]Authored by: Death, R.
Jordan, C., Death, RG., & Death, F. (2010). Decline of New Zealand trout populations: change in the weather or change in the land?.
[Other]Authored by: Death, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Siobhan Lynch - PhD
    Managing Wetland Connectivity
  • Kelly Clinton - PhD
    Prediction of invertebrate biodiversity from river geomorphology
  • Dimitrios Rados - PhD
    Spatial and environmental determinates of rare lotic invertebrate ß-diversity
  • Yen Dinh - PhD
    Climate change impacts on New Zealand stream invertebrates
  • Adam Canning - PhD
    The application of network analysis to assess the structure and function of aquatic food webs

CoSupervisor of:

  • Will Conley Jr - PhD
    Channel change and sediment transfers in the Ruamahanga catchment: a multi-scalar approach
  • Mahina-a-Rangi Baker - PhD
    A.framework for iwi to conduct collaborative freshwater modelling
  • Andrew Neverman - PhD
    The missing tool for river management: hydrological limits setting
  • Aroha Spinks - PhD
    Restoring the Mauri of Dune Coastal Lake Ecosystems - The case study of Lake Waiorongomai, Otaki, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2011 - Joanne Elizabeth Peace - PhD
    Comparision of tropic structures between human modified and native forest habitats
  • 2010 - Jin Xu - PhD
    Reproductive behaviour of ephestia kuehniella zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
  • 1996 - Ms Toni May Withers - PhD
    Factors Influencing Host Finding Behaviour of Hessian Fly

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