Behavioural ecology

Our team expands our knowledge of species through the scientific study of their anatomy/morphology, ecology and behaviour.


Collaborators (supervisors and advisors)

Past postgraduate students

PhD

Matthew Low

2004

The behavioral ecology of forced copulation in the New Zealand stitchbird (Hihi) : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Gaylynne Marie Carter

2012

The behavioural response of a small prey animal to the odour cues of familiar predators in a New Zealand model system : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealand.

Juan Carlos Garcia Ramirez

2014

The influence of space and time on the genetic architecture of species in rails (Aves: Rallidae) : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealand.

Kate Richardson

2015

Dispersal: the effects of phenotype and habitat selection in reintroduced populations : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealand.

Masters

Matthew Donald Wong

2002

Spacing and ecology of the Australasian harrier (Circus approximans) in the Rangitikei-Manawatu sand country : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Zoology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Rose Thorogood

2004

Decisions mothers make: food availability and maternal investment of hihi (Notiomystis cincta) – sex success and offspring quality : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of Master of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Troy Dahya Makan

2006

The stitchbird (hihi-- Notiomystis cincta) and its habitat : effects on nesting behaviour and reproductive success : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Conservation Biology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Joanne Maree Thorne

2007

An experimental approach to translocation of the North Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater) to Bushy Park Reserve, Wanganui : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Conservation Biology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Esta Monique Chappell

2008

Morphology, phylogeography and drumming behaviour of a New Zealand ground weta, Hemiandrus pallitarsis : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Conservation Biology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Kirsty Marie Denny

2009

The diet of moreporks (Ninox novaeseelandiae) in relation to prey availability, and their roost site characteristics and breeding success on Ponui Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand : a thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Ecology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand.

Kate Mackinnon Richardson

2009

Reintroducing hihi (Notiomystis cincta) to the New Zealand mainland : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Ecology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Sarah Michelle van Herpt

2009

Effects of translocation on kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) song and its application to management : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Conservation Biology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Rachel Lynn Turner

2011

Monitoring strategies for the giant land snail Powelliphanta traversi tararuaensis (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Rhytididae) : an assessment and exploration of current and future techniques : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Conservation Biology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Alex Brighten

2015

Vocalisations of the New Zealand Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) on Ponui Island : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Zoology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

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