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Associate Professor Louise Chilvers PhD, B Agr Sc (Hons)

Associate Professor - Oil Response

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

As a Senior Research Officer within the Wildbase Oiled Wildlife Response team, Louise's role is to undertake and help facilitate research associated with oil spill response.  Louise's research focuses on marine wildlife and ecosystems including ecosystem integrity, population biology, behaviour and foraging ecology. Species she has worked with include NZ sea lion, NZ fur seal, dolphins, dugongs,  beaked and baleen whales and sea birds mainly penguins and shore birds. Louise is the lead scientist for NZ for the International Whlaing Commission. Her research will be expanding to incorperate impacts from oil spills and improving oil spill response techniques for wildlife.  

Professional

Qualifications

  • PhD - James Cook University, Townsville Australia (2002)
  • Post Graduate Certificate (GIS) - James Cook University, Townsville, Australia (2001)
  • Bacherlor of Agricultural Science (Hons) - Lincoln University (1994)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  1. Marine Ecology
  2. Ecosystem integrity,
  3. Population biology and management,
  4. Behavioural and foraging ecology, and
  5. Conservation biology. 

Research species include the New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri, New Zealand fur seal Arctocephalus foresti, bottlenose dolphins Tursiops aduncus, Dugongs Dugong dugon, beaked and baleen whales, little blue penguins Eudyptula minor, yellow eyed penguins Megadyptes antipodes, and New Zealand shag species Phalacrocorax spp.

Thematics

Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Animal Behaviour (060801): Behavioural Ecology (060201): Biological Sciences (060000): Ecology (060200): Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205): Population Ecology (060207): Terrestrial Ecology (060208): Vertebrate Biology (060809): Zoology (060800)

Keywords

My research addresses broad scale questions at the both ecosystem and marine wildlife levels including marine ecology, ecosystem integrity, population biology and management, behavioural and foraging ecology, conservation biology and oiled wildlife response.  Research species include New Zealand sea lion, NZ fur seal, dolphins, dugongs, beaked and baleen whales, penguins and shore birds. My research has a strong academic focus, with an application to applied marine conservation management and international management of marine species. For example, I have led the New Zealand sea lion management program for the last 12 years providing science, policy and management advice and the international management of New Zealand cetaceans as the Head of Delegation for New Zealand for the International Whaling Science Committee and Science advisor for IWC Commission.

I incorporate a range of scientific techniques in my research (e.g., satellite tracking, time-depth recorders, GIS, remote sensing, genetics, fatty acid analysis, stable isotope analysis) in both laboratory and field based experiments, observations and analyses to produce research that examines issues such as marine species foraging ecology, diving behaviour, population ecology, abundance, reproduction, climate change, population viability analysis, social structure, mating systems, maternal and parental investment, behaviour, disease transmission, serological, parasitology, growth and diet. 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 6
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Yeung, PHY., White, B., & Chilvers, B. (2017). Exploring wellness of wildlife carers in New Zealand: A descriptive study. Anthrozoos. 30(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Yeung, P.
Meyer, S., Robertson, BC., Chilvers, BL., & Krkošek, M. (2017). Marine mammal population decline linked to obscured by-catch. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114(44), 11781-11786
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Collins, CJ., Chilvers, BL., Osborne, A., Taylor, M., & Robertson, BC. (2017). Unique and isolated: population structure has implications for management of the endangered New Zealand sea lion. Conservation Genetics. 18(5), 1177-1189
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2017). Comparison of New Zealand’s little blue penguins, Eudyptula minor, diving behaviour. Polar Biology. 40(10), 1965-1974
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., & Meyer, S. (2017). Conservation needs for the endangered New Zealand sea lion, Phocarctos hookeri. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 27(4), 846-855
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Finlayson, G., Candy, EJ., Sriram, A., Morgan, KJ., & Cockrem, JF. (2016). Corticosterone stress hormone responses in oil rehabilitated and non-rehabilitated little penguins. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 113(1-2), 312-315
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Cockrem, J., Morgan, K.
MacMillan, H., Moore, AB., Augé, AA., & Chilvers, BL. (2016). GIS-based multi-criteria analysis of breeding habitats for recolonising species: New Zealand sea lions. Ocean and Coastal Management. 130, 162-171
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Michael, SA., Howe, L., Chilvers, BL., Morel, PCH., & Roe, WD. (2016). Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in mainland and sub-Antarctic New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) populations. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(5), 293-297
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Howe, L., Morel, P., Roe, W.
Meyer, S., Robertson, BC., Chilvers, BL., & Krkošek, M. (2016). Reply to Comment on “Population dynamics reveal conservation priorities of the threatened New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri” by Middleton and Breen (2016). Marine Biology. 163(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Michael, SA., Chilvers, BL., Hunter, SA., Duignan, P., & Roe, W. (2016). Pathology and Epidemiology of Stillbirth in New Zealand Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri) From Enderby Island, Auckland Islands, 1998–2012. Veterinary Pathology. 53(6), 1241-1247
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Hunter, S., Roe, W.
Osborne, AJ., Negro, SS., Chilvers, BL., Robertson, BC., Kennedy, MA., & Gemmell, NJ. (2016). Genetic evidence of a population bottleneck and inbreeding in the endangered New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri. Journal of Heredity. 107(5), 392-402
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Finlayson, G., Ashwell, D., Low, SI., Morgan, KJ., & Pearson, HE. (2016). Is the way an oil spill response is reported in the media important for the final perception of the clean-up?. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 104(1-2), 257-261
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D., Chilvers, B., Morgan, K.
Hiscock, JA., & Chilvers, BL. (2016). Snares crested penguins Eudyptes robustus population estimates 2000–2013. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 40(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Collins, CJ., Chilvers, BL., Taylor, M., & Robertson, BC. (2016). Historical population size of the threatened New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri. Journal of Mammalogy. 97(2), 436-443
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.Contributed to by: Chilvers, B.
Michael, SA., Chilvers, BL., Roe, WD., & Gartrell, BD. (2015). Long-term survival and reproductive success of New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) treated with ivermectin as pups. Wildlife Research. 42(8), 660-667
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Gartrell, B., Roe, W.
Chilvers, BL., Morgan, KM., Finlayson, G., & Sievwright, KA. (2015). Diving behaviour of wildlife impacted by an oil spill: A clean-up and rehabilitation success?. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 100(1), 128-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Morgan, K.
Meyer, S., Robertson, BC., Chilvers, BL., & Krkošek, M. (2015). Population dynamics reveal conservation priorities of the threatened New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri. Marine Biology. 162(8), 1587-1596
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Leung, YMB., Morgan, KJ., White, BJ., Ward, JM., & Chilvers, BL. (2015). Washing oiled marine birds in New Zealand - Do we have a detergent that can be used?. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 49(2), 318-322
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., White, B.
Chilvers, BL., Baker, GB., Hiscock, JA., McClelland, PJ., Holdsworth, M., & Jensz, K. (2015). Comparison of breeding population survey methods for the Auckland Island shag (Phalacrocorax colensoi). Polar Biology. 38(11), 1847-1852
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Mcconnell, HM., Morgan, KJ., Sine, A., Leung, YMB., Ward, JM., Chilvers, BL., . . . Gartrell, B. (2015). Using sea water for cleaning oil from seabird feathers. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6(10), 1235-1238
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Morgan, K.
McConnell, HM., Gartrell, BD., Chilvers, BL., Finlayson, ST., Bridgen, PCE., & Morgan, KJ. (2015). Baseline hydrocarbon levels in New Zealand coastal and marine avifauna. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 94(1-2), 290-298
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Gartrell, B., Morgan, K.
Osborne, AJ., Pearson, J., Negro, SS., Chilvers, BL., Kennedy, MA., & Gemmell, NJ. (2015). Heterozygote advantage at MHC DRB may influence response to infectious disease epizootics. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY. 24(7), 1419-1432
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Osborne, AJ., Pearson, J., Chilvers, BL., Kennedy, MA., & Gemmell, NJ. (2015). Examining the role of components of Slc11a1 (Nramp1) in the susceptibility of New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) to disease. PLoS ONE. 10(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Dunphy, BJ., Taylor, GA., Landers, TJ., Sagar, RL., Chilvers, BL., Ranjard, L., . . . Rayner, MJ. (2015). Comparative seabird diving physiology: First measures of haematological parameters and oxygen stores in three New Zealand Procellariiformes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 523, 187-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Roe, WD., Rogers, L., Pinpimai, K., Dittmer, K., Marshall, J., & Chilvers, BL. (2015). Septicaemia and meningitis caused by infection of New Zealand sea lion pups with a hypermucoviscous strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Veterinary Microbiology. 176(3-4), 301-308
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Dittmer, K., Marshall, J., Roe, W.
McConnell, HM., Gartrell, BD., Chilvers, BL., Finlayson, ST., Bridgen, PCE., & Morgan, KJ. (2015). Baseline hydrocarbon levels in New Zealand coastal and marine avifauna. Marine Pollution Bulletin.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Gartrell, B., Morgan, K.
Chilvers, BL. (2014). Distribution and abundance of shags in Abel Tasman National Park. Notornis. 61(3), 162-164
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Dobbins, ML., & Edmonds, HK. (2014). Diving behaviour of yellow-eyed penguins, Port Pegasus/Pikihatiti, Stewart Island/Rakiura, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 41(3), 161-170
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Meynier, L., Morel, PCH., Louise Chilvers, B., Mackenzie, DDS., & Duignan, PJ. (2014). Foraging diversity in lactating New Zealand sea lions: Insights from qualitative and quantitative fatty acid analysis. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 71(7), 984-991
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Meynier, L., Morel, P.
Chilvers, BL. (2014). Changes in annual counts of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) at Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, 2001 - 2012. Notornis. 61(2), 103-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Collins, CJ. (2014). Extinction and recolonization of coastal megafauna following human arrival in New Zealand. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society. 281(1786)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, A., Chilvers, BL., Moore, AB., & Davis, LS. (2014). Importance of studying foraging site fidelity for spatial conservation measures in a mobile predator. Animal Conservation. 17, 61-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Leung, ES., Chilvers, BL., Nakagawa, S., & Robertson, BC. (2014). Do yearling New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) learn foraging behaviour from their mothers?. Marine Mammal Research. 30(3), 1220-1228 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mms.12087/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Hiscock, JA., McCelland, PJ., & Chilvers, BL. (2014). First complete post-breeding survey of the Bounty Island shag (Leucocarbo ranfurlyi). Notornis. 61(1), 57-59
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Roe, WD., Mayhew, IG., Jolly, RD., Marshall, J., & Chilvers, BL. (2014). Traumatic brain injury, axonal injury and shaking in New Zealand sea lion pups. Veterinary Journal. 200(1), 96-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Roe, W.
Leung, ES., Chilvers, BL., Nakagawa, S., & Robertson, BC. (2014). Size and experience matter: Diving behaviour of juvenile New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Polar Biology. 37(1), 15-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., Chilvers, BL., Moore, AB., & Davis, LS. (2014). Importance of studying foraging site fidelity for spatial conservation measures in a mobile predator. Animal Conservation. 17(1), 61-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Hiscock, JA., & Chilvers, BL. (2014). Declining eastern rockhopper (Eudyptes flholi) and erect-crested (E. sclateri) penguins on the Antipodes Islands, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 38(1), 124-131
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Roe, WD., Mayhew, IG., Jolly, RD., Marshall, J., & Chilvers, BL. (2014). Traumatic brain injury, axonal injury and shaking in New Zealand sea lion pups. Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Roe, W.
Chilvers, BL. (2013). New Zealand Sea Lion - Phocarctos hookeri.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Chilvderhouse, SJ., & Gales, NJ. (2013). Winter foraging behaviour of lactating New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri.. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 47(2), 125-138 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00288330.2012.752755#.U9BK_5iN2Uk
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Riet-Sapriza, FG., Costa, DP., Tranco-Trecu, V., Marin, Y., Chocca, J., Gonzalez, B., . . . Huckstadt, LA. (2013). Foraging behaviour of lactating South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and spatial-temporal resource overlap with Uruguayan fisheries.. Deep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 88-89, 106-119 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967064512001701
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Leung, ES., Chilvers, BL., Moore, AB., & Robertson, BC. (2013). Mass and bathymetry influences on the foraging behaviour of dependent yearling New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 47(1), 38-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Leung, ES., Augé, AA., Chilvers, BL., Moore, AB., & Robertson, BC. (2013). Foraging Behaviour of Juvenile Female New Zealand Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri) in Contrasting Environments. PLoS ONE. 8(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Osborne, AJ., Zavodna, M., Chilvers, BL., Robertson, BC., Negro, SS., Kennedy, MA., . . . Gemmell, NJ. (2013). Extensive variation at MHC DRB in the New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) provides evidence for balancing selection. Heredity. 111(1), 44-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Hitchmough, R., Baker, CS., Chilvers, BL., Constantine, R., Dufresne, S., Mattlin, R., . . . Van Helden, A. (2013). New Zealand threat classification system: Reply to Breen and Middleton. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 47(4), 599-602
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., Lalas, C., Davis, LS., & Chilvers, BL. (2012). Autumn diet of recolonising female New Zealand sea lions based at Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 46(1), 97-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Maloney, A., Chilvers, BL., Muller, CG., & Halcy, M. (2012). Increasing pup production of New Zealand sea lions at Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku: Can it continue?. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 39(1), 19-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., Chilvers, BL., Mathieu, R., & Moore, AB. (2012). On-land habitat preferences of female New Zealand sea lions at Sandy Bay, Auckland Islands. Marine Mammal Science. 28(3), 620-637
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2012). Using life-history traits of New Zealand sea lions, Auckland Islands to clarify potential causes of decline. Journal of Zoology. 287(4), 240-249
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2012). Mortality rates clarified: Reply to Breen et al. (2012). Polar Biology. 35(10), 1619-1620
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2012). Population viability analysis of New Zealand sea lions, Auckland Islands, New Zealand's sub-Antarctics: Assessing relative impacts and uncertainty. Polar Biology. 35(10), 1607-1615
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Ansmann, IC., Parra, GJ., Chilvers, BL., & Lanyon, JM. (2012). Dolphins restructure social system after reduction of commercial fisheries. Animal Behaviour. 84(3), 575-581
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Leung, ES., Chilvers, BL., Nakagawa, S., Moore, AB., & Robertson, BC. (2012). Sexual Segregation in Juvenile New Zealand Sea Lion Foraging Ranges: Implications for Intraspecific Competition, Population Dynamics and Conservation. PLoS ONE. 7(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., Moore, AB., & Chilvers, BL. (2012). Predicting interactions between recolonising marine mammals and fisheries: Defining precautionary management. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 19(5), 426-433
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Riet-Sapriza, FG., Duignan, PJ., Chilvers, BL., Wilkinson, IS., Lopez-Villalobos, N., MacKenzie, DDS., . . . Gales, N. (2012). Interannual and individual variation in milk composition of New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Journal of Mammalogy. 93(4), 1006-1016
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Wilkinson, IS., Chilvers, BL., Duignan, PJ., & Pistorius, PA. (2011). An evaluation of hot-iron branding as a permanent marking method for adult New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri. Wildlife Research. 38(1), 51-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Amey, JM., Huckstadt, LA., & Costa, DP. (2011). Investigating foraging utilization distribution of female New Zealand sea lions, Auckland Islands. Polar Biology. 34(4), 565-574
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., Chilvers, BL., Moore, AB., & Davis, LS. (2011). Foraging behaviour indicates marginal marine habitat for New Zealand sea lions: Remnant versus recolonising populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 432, 247-256
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Robertson, BC., & Chilvers, BL. (2011). The population decline of the New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri: A review of possible causes. Mammal Review. 41(4), 253-275
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., Chilvers, BL., Davis, LS., & Moore, AB. (2011). In the shallow end: Diving behaviour of recolonising female New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) around the Otago Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 89(12), 1195-1205
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Baker, CS., Chilvers, BL., Constantine, R., Dufresne, S., Mattlin, R., van Helden, A., . . . Hitchmough, R. (2010). Conservation status of New Zealand Marine Mammals (suborders Cetacea and Pinnipedia), 2009.. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 44, 101-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Childerhouse, SJ., Dawson, SM., Fletcher, DJ., Slooten, E., & Chilvers, BL. (2010). Growth and reproduction of female New Zealand sea lions. Journal of Mammalogy. 91(1), 165-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Wilkinson, IS., & Mackenzie, DI. (2010). Predicting life-history traits for female New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri: Integrating short-term mark-recapture data and population modeling. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 15(2), 259-278
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., & Chilvers, BL. (2010). Behavioural responses and attraction of New Zealand sea lions to on-land female decoys. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 37(2), 107-119
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., & MacKenzie, DI. (2010). Age- and sex-specific survival estimates incorporating tag loss for New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri. Journal of Mammalogy. 91(3), 758-767
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Meynier, L., Morel, PCH., Chilvers, BL., MacKenzie, DDS., & Duignan, PJ. (2010). Quantitative fatty acid signature analysis on New Zealand sea lions: Model sensitivity and diet estimates. Journal of Mammalogy. 91(6), 1484-1495
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Meynier, L., Morel, P.
Roe, WD., Rogers, LE., Gartrell, BD., Chilvers, BL., & Duignan, PJ. (2010). Serologie evaluation of New Zealand sea lions for exposure to brucella and leptospira spp. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 46(4), 1295-1299
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Gartrell, B., Roe, W.
Chilvers, BL., & Wilkinson, IS. (2009). Diverse foraging strategies in lactating New Zealand sea lions. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 378, 299-308
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Augé, AA., Chilvers, BL., Moore, A., Mathieu, R., & Robertson, BC. (2009). Aggregation and dispersion of female New Zealand sea lions at the Sandy Bay breeding colony, Auckland Islands: How unusual is their spatial behaviour?. Behaviour. 146(9), 1287-1311
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Geschke, K., & Chilvers, BL. (2009). Managing big boys: A case study on remote anaesthesia and satellite tracking of adult male New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Wildlife Research. 36(8), 666-674
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2009). Foraging locations of female New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) from a declining colony. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 33(2), 106-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Duignan, PJ., Robertson, BC., Castinel, A., & Wilkinson, IS. (2009). Effects of hookworms (Uncinaria sp.) on the early growth and survival of New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) pups. Polar Biology. 32(2), 295-302
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Maloney, A., Chilvers, BL., Haley, M., Muller, CG., Roe, W., & Debski, I. (2009). Distribution, pup production and mortality of New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) on Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku, 2008. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 33(2), 97-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Roe, W.
Sapriza, FGR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., MacKenzie, DDS., Duignan, PJ., MacGibbon, A., Chilvers, BL., . . . Wilkinson, IS. (2009). Comparison of methods for the analysis of New Zealand sea lion, phocarctos hookeri, milk. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 43(4), 997-1006
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Meynier, L., MacKenzie, DDS., Duignan, PJ., Chilvers, BL., & Morel, PCH. (2009). Variability in the diet of New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) at the Auckland Islands, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science. 25(2), 302-326
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Meynier, L., Morel, P.
Chilvers, BL. (2008). New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri and squid trawl fisheries: Bycatch problems and management options. Endangered Species Research. 5(2-3), 193-204
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., & Wilkinson, IS. (2008). Philopatry and site fidelity of New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Wildlife Research. 35(5), 463-470
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2008). Foraging site fidelity of lactating New Zealand sea lions. Journal of Zoology. 276(1), 28-36
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Lukoschek, V., & Chilvers, BL. (2008). A robust baseline for bottlenose dolphin abundance in coastal Moreton Bay: A large carnivore living in a region of escalating anthropogenic impacts. Wildlife Research. 35(7), 593-605
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Meynier, L., Morel, PCH., Mackenzie, DDS., Macgibbon, A., Chilvers, BL., & Duignan, PJ. (2008). Proximate composition, energy content, and fatty acid composition of marine species from Campbell Plateau, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 42(4), 425-437
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Meynier, L., Morel, P.
Meynier, L., Morel, PCH., Chilvers, BL., Mackenzie, DDS., MacGibbon, A., & Duignan, PJ. (2008). Temporal and sex differences in the blubber fatty acid profiles of the New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 366, 271-279
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Meynier, L., Morel, P.
Castinel, A., Kittelberger, R., Pomroy, WE., Duignan, PJ., Chilvers, BL., & Wilkinson, IS. (2008). Humoral immune response to Klebsiella spp. in New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) and the passive transfer of immunity to pups. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 44(1), 8-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Pomroy, W.
Chilvers, BL., Wilkinson, IS., & Childerhouse, S. (2007). New Zealand sea lion, Phocarctos hookeri, pup production—1995 to 2006. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 41(2), 205-213
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Robertson, BC., Wilkinson, IS., & Duignan, PJ. (2007). Growth and survival of New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri: Birth to 3 months. Polar Biology. 30(4), 459-469
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Castinel, A., Duignan, PJ., Pomroy, WE., López-Villalobos, N., Gibbs, NJ., Chilvers, BL., . . . Wilkinson, IS. (2007). Neonatal mortality in New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) at Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, Auckland Islands from 1998 to 2005. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 43(3), 461-474
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Pomroy, W.
Castinel, A., Duignan, PJ., Lyons, ET., Pomroy, WE., Gibbs, N., López-Villalobos, N., . . . Wilkinson, IS. (2007). Epidemiology of hookworm (Uncinaria spp.) infection in New Zealand (Hooker's) sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) pups on Enderby Island, Auckland Islands (New Zealand) during the breeding seasons from 1999/2000 to 2004/2005. Parasitology Research. 101(1), 53-62
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Pomroy, W.
Robertson, BC., Chilvers, BL., Duignan, PJ., Wilkinson, IS., & Gemmell, NJ. (2006). Dispersal of breeding, adult male Phocarctos hookeri: Implications for disease transmission, population management and species recovery. Biological Conservation. 127(2), 227-236
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Wilkinson, IS., Duignan, PJ., & Gemmell, NJ. (2006). Diving to extremes: Are New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) pushing their limits in a marginal habitat?. Journal of Zoology. 269(2), 233-240
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Castinel, A., Duignan, PJ., Pomroy, WE., Lyons, ET., Nadler, SA., Dailey, MD., . . . Chilvers, BL. (2006). First report and characterization of adult Uncinaria spp. in New Zealand Sea Lion (Phocarctos hookeri) pups from the Auckland Islands, New Zealand. Parasitology Research. 98(4), 304-309
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Pomroy, W.
Chilvers, BL., Delean, S., Gales, NJ., Holley, DK., Lawler, IR., Marsh, H., . . . Preen, AR. (2005). Erratum: Diving behaviour of dugongs, Dugong dugon (Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2004) 304 (203-224) DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2003.12. 010). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 315(1), 115
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Lawler, IR., Macknight, F., Marsh, H., Noad, M., & Paterson, R. (2005). Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia: An example of the co-existence of significant marine mammal populations and large-scale coastal development. Biological Conservation. 122(4), 559-571
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Wilkinson, IS., Duignan, PJ., & Gemmell, NJ. (2005). Summer foraging areas for lactating New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 304, 235-247
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Robertson, BC., Wilkinson, IS., Duignan, PJ., & Gemmell, NJ. (2005). Male harassment of female New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri: Mortality, injury, and harassment avoidance. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 83(5), 642-648
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Castinel, A., Duignan, PJ., Pomroy, WE., Lyons, ET., Nadler, SA., Dailey, MD., . . . Chilvers, BL. (2005). First report and characterization of adult Uncinaria spp. in New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) pups from the Auckland Islands, New Zealand. Parasitology Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Pomroy, W.
Chilvers, BL., Delean, S., Gales, NJ., Holley, DK., Lawler, IR., Marsh, H., . . . Preen, AR. (2004). Diving behaviour of dugongs, Dugong dugon. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 304(2), 203-224
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., & Corkeron, PJ. (2003). Abundance of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus, off point lookout, Queensland, Australia. Marine Mammal Science. 19(1), 85-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Corkeron, PJ., & Puotinen, ML. (2003). Influence of trawling on the behaviour and spatial distribution of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Moreton Bay, Australia. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 81(12), 1947-1955
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., & Corkeron, PJ. (2002). Association patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) off Point Lookout, Queensland, Australia. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80(6), 973-979
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Cockeron, PJ., Blanshard, WH., Long, TR., & Martin, AR. (2001). A new VHF tag attachment technique for small cetaceans.. Aquatic Mammals. 27, 11-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., & Corkeron, PJ. (2001). Trawling and bottlenose dolphins' social structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 268(1479), 1901-1905
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Roe, WD., Rogers, L., Pinpimai, K., Dittmer, K., Marshall, J., & Chilvers, BL. (2000). Septicaemia. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London. 34(6), 522-528
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Dittmer, K.
Chilvers, BL., Cowan, PE., Waddington, DC., Kelly, PJ., & Brown, TJ. (1998). The prevalence of infection of Giardia spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. in wild animals on farmland, southeastern North Island, New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 8(1), 59-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Ryan, CJ., & Hickling, GJ. (1997). Factors affecting pilot-reported bird-strike rates at christchurch international airport, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 24(1), 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Cowan, PE., Chilvers, BL., Efford, MG., & McElrea, GJ. (1997). Effects of possum browsing on northern rata, orongorongo valley, Wellington, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 27(2), 173-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Wilson, KJ., & Hickling, GJ. (1995). Suckling behaviours and growth rates of new zealand fur seals, arctocephalus forsteri, at cape foulwind, new zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 22(3), 263-270
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B.

Book

Harcourt, R., Marsh, H., Slip, D., Chilvers, BL., Noad, M., & Dunlop, R. (2014). Marine mammals, back from the brink? Contemporary conservation issues. In A. Stow, N. Maclean, & GI. Holwell (Eds.) Austral Ark. (pp. 322 - 353). : Cambridge University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL.(2014). Peeking at penguins!. : Department of Conservation
[Authored Book]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, L.(2013). I See a Sea Lion!.
[Authored Book]Authored by: Chilvers, B.

Thesis

Chilvers, BL. (2002). Behavioural ecology of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in S.E. Queensland, Australia: Adaptations to ecological and anthropogenic influences.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Chilvers, B.

Report

Chilvers, BL., Baker, CS., Childerhouse, S., Constantine, R., Currey, R., Mattlin, R., . . . Rolfe, J.(2016). Conservation status of New Zealand of New Zealand Marine Mammals 2013. : Department of Conservation, NZ
[Technical Report]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL.(2014). New Zealand Progress Report on Cetacean Research 2014. International Whaling Commission.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL.(2013). New Zealand Progress Report on Cetacean Research 2013. International Whaling Commission.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL.(2012). New Zealand Progress Report on Cetacean Research 2012. International Whaling Commission.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL.Research to assess the demographic parameters of New Zealand sea lions, Auckland Islands 2011/12 Contract Number: POP 2011/01 Final Research Report, November 2012 Conservation Service Providers. Department of Conservation. ( Report No. POP 2011/01).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., & Mc Clelland, P.IUCN Conservation Outlook Assessments - New Zealand sub-antarctic Islands.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chilvers, B.

Conference

Gartrell, B., White, B., Nijman, P., Morgan, KJ., McConnell, H., Clumpner, C., . . . Ziccardi, M. (2016). Rehabilitation care of little blue penguins, Eudypula minor, during the CV Rena oil-spill response, New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Penguin Congress. Cape Town, South Africa
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Gartrell, B., Morgan, K., Nijman, P.
Chilvers, BL., Morgan, KJ., Finlayson, G., & Sievwright, KA. (2016). Diving behaviour of little blue penguins impacted by an oil spill: A clean-up and rehabilitation success?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Penguin Congress. Cape Town, South Africa
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Morgan, K.
Chilvers, BL., & Hiscock, J. (2016). Landslide impacts on endangered Antipodes Island Penguins. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Penguin Congress. Cape Town
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Smith, J., Leung, E., Rankin, R., Joy, R., Chilvers, BL., Finn, H., . . . Loneragan, N. (2015, December). Sex differences in the fine-scale habitat use of juvenile New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) in relation to trawl fisheries: implications for conservation management in a declining population. Presented at 21st b9iennial conference on the biology of Marine Mammals. San Francisco USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B.Contributed to by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2015, December). Marine top predator foraging strategies as surrogate for population dynamics. Presented at 21st biennial society for marine mammalogy. San Francisco, California, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Yeung, P., White, B., Dale, M., & O'Donoghue, M. (2015, November). The impact of compassion fatigue on veterinary professions during emergency response: The new Zealand experience. Presented at Veterinary wellness & social work summit. Tennessee, Knoxville.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Dale, M., Yeung, P.
Chilvers, BL., Morgan, KJ., Vorweck, PD., Finlayson, GR., & Courtnell, M. (2015, March). Intergration of wildlife into a national oil spill response strategy. Presented at Interspill. Amsterdam.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Morgan, KJ., Finlayson, G., Pearson, H., White, B., & Low, SI. (2015, March). Oil Spill response - media and public perception. Presented at Interspill. Amsterdam.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Meynier, L., Chilvers, BL., Muller, C., Virgili, A., McGill, R., Bury, S., . . . Morel, PCH. (2013, December). Combining bio-logging with stable isotope and fatty acid analyses to assess the foraging habits of New Zealand fur seals, west coast, New Zealand.. Presented at 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Meynier, L., Morel, P.
Meynier, L., Chilvers, BL., Muller, C., Virgili, A., McGill, R., Bury, S., . . . Morel, P. (2013). Combining bio-logging with stable isotope and fatty acid analyses to assess the foraging habits of New Zealand fur seals, west coast, New Zealand. (pp. 139 - 139). , 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Morel, P.
Tezanos-pinto, G., Chilvers, BL., & Stockin, K. (2013). Population viability analysis for a 'nationally endangered' dolphin in the bay of island (new Zealand): assessing long-term consequences of current population parameters. (pp. 201). , 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Meyer, S., Robertson, B., Chilvers, BL., & Krkosek, M. (2013). Population growth of new zealand sea lions, phocarctos hookeri, at the Auckland islands, new Zealand - a prospective view. (pp. 139). , 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Collins, C., Rawlence, N., Knapp, M., Scofield, P., Robertson, B., Smith, I., . . . Waters, J. (2013). The genetic effects of extinction-recolonisation in the New Zealand sea lion following historic hunting. (pp. 44). , 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2013, December). Life history traits of New Zealand sea lions, can they clarify causes of decline. Presented at 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Michael, S., Chilvers, BL., & Roe, W. (2013). Reproductive success in New Zealand sea lions. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th Bieannial Conference on Biology of Marine Mammals. Dunedin, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Roe, W.
Leung, E., Chilvers, BL., Nakagawa, S., Moore, A., & Robertson, B. (2013). Sexual segregation increases fisheries - related threats to female juvenile New Zealand sea lions (phocarctos hookeri ). , 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL. (2013). Life history traits of New Zealand sea lions, can they clarify causes of decline.. (pp. 41). , 20th Biennial conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Campbell, RA., Chilvers, BL., Childerhouse, S., & Gales, NJ. (2006). Conservation management issues and status of the New Zealand (Phocarctos hookeri) and Australian (Neophoca cinerea) sea lions.. In AW. Trites, DP. DeMaster, LW. Fritz, LD. Gelatt, LD. Rea, & KM. Wynne (Eds.) Sea Lions of the World, Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, Alaska. (pp. 455 - 471). : Sea Lions of the World
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Chilvers, BL., Wilkinson, IS., Duignan, PJ., Grinberg, A., & Robertson, BC. (2006). Klebsiella pneumoniae epidemics: Possible impact on New Zealand sea lion recruitment.. In AW. Trites, DP. DeMaster, LW. Fritz, LD. Gelatt, LD. Rea, & KM. Wynne (Eds.) Sea Lions of the World. Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, Alaska.. (pp. 385 - 404). : Sea Lions of the World
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Chilvers, B.
Wilkinson, IS., Duignan, PJ., Castinel, A., Grinberg, A., Chilvers, BL., & Robertson, BC.(2004, September). Klebsiella pneumoniae epidemics: Possible impact on New Zealand sea lion recruitment. Sea Lions of the World. (pp. 385 - 403).
[Conference]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Grinberg, A.

Other

chilvers, B., & Pearson, HE. (2015). Oil off a duck's back.
[Other]Authored by: Chilvers, B.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 0 3

Teaching

I have supervised 10 PhD (8 complete, 2 current), 4 Masters and 2 Honours students.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Chris Muller - PhD
    Population ecology, foraging behaviour and impacts of tourism on yellow-eyed penguins on the subantarctic Auckland Islands

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

Media and Links

Media

  • 24 Nov 2015 - Newspaper
    Rehabilitating oiled birds worth cost
  • 23 Oct 2015 - Magazine
    Oiled wildlife detergent story
    A story about Dawn detergent its avalibility in NZ during Rena as it is the detergent most used during oil spills and not avalible in NZ
  • 18 Nov 2015 - Newspaper
    New insights into recovery efforts post Rena
  • 17 Nov 2015 - Online
    Rena rehabilitation effective long-term
    Quoted as saying : "Opponents of oiled wildlife response argue that rehabilitation is an expensive anthropogenic need to lessen the stress of oiled wildlife and has very little or no conservation valu
  • 15 Oct 2015 - Newspaper
    Little blue penguins on the mend after oil spill
    used as a source for the W University of wahington Conservation article.

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