Published research

A number of the Wildbase team have published research relevant to wildlife oil spill response. We also include below relevant technical reportsbook chaptersconference presentations and journal articles. Any questions or for more information, get in touch with us.

Journal articles

Wildlife health

High prevalence of Leucocytozoon spp. in the endangered yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) in the sub-Antarctic regions of New Zealand. Argilla LS, Howe L, Gartrell BD, and Alley, MR. 2013. Parasitology, 140: 1-11

Fibrous osteodystrophy in two Northern Royal albatross chicks (Diomedea sanfordi). Morgan KJ; Alley MR, Gartrell B, Thompson KG, Perriman L. 2011. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59(5): 248-252

Serologic evaluation of New Zealand sea lions for evidence of exposure to Brucella and Leptospira spp. Roe WD, Rogers LE, Gartrell BD, Chilvers L and Duignan PJ. 2010. Journal of Wildlife Disease 46(4):1295-1299

Discospondylitis in a yellow eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes).Bergen D,Gartrell BD.2010. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 24(1):58–63

Prevalence of Leucocytozoon spp, in the endangered yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes. Hill AH, Howe L, Gartrell BD, and Alley MR. 2010. Parasitology 137: 1477-1585.

Organophosphate Toxicity in Northern Royal Albatross Chicks, Diomedea epomophora sanfordi. Alley MR, Morgan KJ, Robertson CJR. 2005. Kokako, 12(2), 19-22

Diseases and causes of mortality in yellow-eyed penguins, Megadyptes antipodes. Alley MR, Morgan KJ, Gill JM, Hocken AG. 2004. Kokako,11(2) 18-23

 

Wildlife ecology

On-land habitat preferences of female New Zealand sea lions at Sandy Bay, Auckland Islands. Auge A.A., Chilvers B.L., Mathieu R. Moore A.B. 2012. Marine Mammal Science 28: 620 - 637.

Philopatry and site fidelity of New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri. Chilvers, B.L. and Wilkinson, I.S. 2008. Wildlife Research 35:463-470.

 

Wildlife population studies

Changes in annual counts of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) at Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, 2001 – 2012. Chilvers, B.L. 2014. Notornis 61: 103-105

Declining southern Rockhopper and Erect Crested penguins, Antipodes Island, New Zealand sub-Antarctics. Hiscock J. & Chilvers  B.L. 2014. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38:124-131

Bounty Island Shags bird count – 2013. Hiscock, J.A., McCelland, P, Chilvers, B.L 2014. Notornus 61:60-62

Influences of past climatic changes on historical population structure and demography of a cosmopolitan marine predator, the common dolphin (genus Delphinus). Amaral AR, Beheregaray LB, Bilgmann K, Freitas L, Robertson KM, Sequeira M, Stockin KA, Coelho MM & Möller LM. 2012. Molecular Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05728.x)

Contrasting extreme long-distance migration patterns in bar-tailed godwits Limosa lapponica. Battley PF, Warnock N, Tibbitts TL, Gill RJ Jr, Piersma T, Hassell CJ, Douglas, DC, Mulcahy DM, Gartrell BD, Schuckard R, Melville DS and Riegen RC. 2012. Journal of Avian Biology 43: 21–32. Article first published online: 7 Feb 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05473.x

The population decline of New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri: a review of possible causes. Robertson B.C. and Chilvers, B.L. 2011. Mammal Review 41: 253-275.

 

Wildlife reproduction

Increasing pup production of New Zealand sea lions at Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku: can it continue? Maloney, A., Chilvers, BL, Muller, CG, Haley, M.  2012. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 39:19-29.

 

Wildlife genetics

Seascape Genetics of a Globally Distributed, Highly Mobile Marine Mammal: The Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Genus Delphinus). Amaral AR, Beheregaray LB, Bilgmann K, Boutov D, Freitas L, Robertson KM, Sequeira M, Stockin KA, Coelho MM & Möller LM. 2012. PLoS One 7: e31482.

 

Wildlife diet and foraging ecology/behaviour

Size and experience matter: diving behaviour of juvenile New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Leung, E.S., Chilvers, B.L., Nakagawa, S. Robertson, B.C. 2014. Polar Biology 37:15-26

Diving behaviour of Yellow Eyed Penguins, Stewart Island. Chilvers B. L. 2014. New Zealand Journal of Zoology http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2014.908931

Winter foraging behaviour of lactating New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri. Chilvers, B.L., Childerhouse, S.J., Gales, N.J. 2013. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research DOI:10.1080/00288330.2012.752755

Autumn diet of recolonising female New Zealand sea lions based at Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand. Augé A.A., Lalas C., Chilvers B.L., Davis L.S. 2012. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 46: 97 - 110.

Prey of Auckland Island shags (Leucocarbo colensoi) in winter. Lalas, C & McConnell, H. 2012. Notornis 59: 130 – 137

Whistle characteristics of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Petrella V, Martinez E, Anderson MG & Stockin KA. 2012. Marine Mammal Science. 28: 479-496

Rare observations of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) cooperatively feeding with common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Zaeschmar JR, Dwyer SL & Stockin KA. 2012. Marine Mammal Science (DOI 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2012.00582.x).

In the shallow end: diving behaviour of recolonising female New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) around the Otago Peninsula. Augé, A.A., B.L., Chilvers, L.S. Davis & A.B., Moore 2011. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89:1195–1205.

Variability in the diet of New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) at the Auckland Islands, New Zealand. Meynier, L., D.D.S MacKenzie, P.J. Duignan, B.L. Chilvers and P.C.H. Morel. 2009. Marine Mammal Science 25: 302-326.

Divers foraging strategies in lactating New Zealand sea lions: Chilvers, B.L. and Wilkinson, I.S. 2009. Marine Ecology Progress Series 378:299-308.

Foraging behaviour site fidelity of lactating New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri. Chilvers, B.L. 2008. Journal of Zoology, London 276:28-36.

Diving to extremes: are New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) pushing their limits in a marginal habitat? Chilvers, B.L., I. S. Wilkinson, P.J. Duignan and N. Gemmell. 2006. Journal of Zoology, London 269:233-241.

Identifying the distribution of summer foraging areas for lactating New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri.  Chilvers, B.L, I. S. Wilkinson, P.J. Duignan and Gemmell, N.J. 2005. Marine Ecology Progress Series 304:235-247.

Diving behaviours of dugongs, Dugong dugon.  Chilvers, B.L., S. Delean, N.J. Gales, D.K. Holley, I.R. Lawler, H. Marsh and A.R. Preen. 2004. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 30:203-224.

 

Wildlife management

Captive husbandry and veterinary care of northern New Zealand dotterels (Charadrius obscurus aquilonius) during the CV Rena oil-spill response. Gartrell, BD., Collen, R., Dowding, JE., Gummer, H., Hunter, S., King, EJ., Laurenson, L., Lilley, C.D., Morgan, K.J., McConnell, H.M., Simpson, K.  and Ward, JM. (2013). Wildlife Research. 40(7), 624-632.

Wildlife and oil in the Antarctic: A recipe for cold disaster. Ruoppolo, V., Woehler, EJ., Morgan, KJ., & Clumpner, CJ. 2012. Polar Record. 49(02), 97-109

Freezing and thawing of pinniped carcasses results in artefacts that resemble traumatic lesions. Roe WD, Gartrell BD, Hunter SA. 2012.The Veterinary Journal 194 (3), 326-331  

The use of auditory stimulants during swim encounters with Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) in Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand. Martinez E, Orams MB, Pawley MDM & Stockin KA. 2012. Marine Mammal Science 28: E295-375

Midazolam as an adjunctive therapy for capture myopathy in bar-tailed godwits (Limosa lapponica baueri) with prognostic indicators. Ward JM, Gartrell BD, Conklin JR, and Battley PF. 2011. Journal of Wildlife Disease 47 (4), 925-935.

Coelomic implantation of satellite transmitters in the bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) and the bristle-thighed curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) using propofol, bupivacaine, and lidocaine. Mulcahy DM, Gartrell B, Gill Jr, RE, Tibbitts TL, Ruthrauff DR. 2011. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 42 (1), 54-64.

Managing big boys: a case study on remote anaesthesia and satellite tracking of adult male New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Geschke, K. and Chilvers, B.L. 2009. Journal of Wildlife Research 36:666-674.

The influence of trawling on the behaviour and spatial distribution of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus, in Moreton Bay, Australia. Chilvers, B.L., Corkeron, P.J. and Puotinen, M.J. 2004. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81:1947-1955.

Book Chapters

Gartrell, B. D. (2012). Birds. Case 2.30. In J. Samour (Ed.), Exotic Animal Medicine: Review & Test (1st ed., pp. 264-270). Edinburgh: Saunders, Elsevier. Isbn-9780702044441 

Technical Reports

Erysipelas in a Hoiho (Yelow-eyed Penguin) Megadyptes antipodes. Hunter, S.H. 2012. Kokako 19 (1) 13-14

Distribution of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) and Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni) in the Hauraki Gulf, and site fidelity of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Dwyer SL & Stockin KA. 2012. Internal report to the Department of Conservation, Auckland Conservancy, New Zealand. 26p

Effects of commercial tourism activities on bottlenose and common dolphin populations in East Coast Bay of Plenty waters. Meissner AM, Stockin KA, Orams MB & Martinez E. 2012. Internal report to the Department of Conservation, East Coast Bay of Plenty Conservancy, New Zealand. 38p

Bio-energetic modelling on the New Zealand sea lion: estimating food requirements for the population at the Auckland Islands. Meynier L. 2012. Final report for IPA2009-09. NZ Ministry of Primary Industries (former Ministry of Fisheries). 42p

Baseline hydrocarbon levels in New Zealand coastal and marine wildlife. McConnell, H; Gartrell, B. Final report to the Oil Pollution Advisory Committee (OPAC), December 2012.

Review of necropsy records for bycaught NZ sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri), 2000 – 2008. Roe WD, Meynier L. 2012. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report 98, 1-43

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Oiled Wildlife

Roadblocks to wildlife planning and preparedness. Oiled Wildlife Response Preparedness short course. Morgan, KJ; Hebert, C. 2014. International Oil Spill Conference, 5-8 May, Savannah, Georgia.

Post-release monitoring of little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) rehabilitated after the C/V Rena oil spill. Sievwright, K. 2014. 9th Oamaru Penguin Symposium. Oral presentation.

Antarctic wildlife and oil – are we ready? Ruoppolo, V; Woehler, E; Morgan, K; Clumpner, C. 2014. International Oil Spill Conference, 5-8 May, Savannah, Georgia.

Liver hydrocarbon levels in New Zealand seabirds. Finlayson, S., McConnell, H., Morgan, K., Hunter, S. and Gartrell, B. 2013. Proceedings of Wildlife Disease Association Australasian Section Conference. Grampians, Victoria. p 45.

Marine oiled wildlife response in Australasia. Morgan, KJ. 2013. Wildlife Disease Association, Australasian Committee conference, 29 Sept – 4 Oct. Grampians, Victoria.

Saving oiled penguins – the C.V Rena response. Morgan, KJ. 2013. World Small Animal Veterinary Association 38th Annual Congress, 6-9 March, Auckland.

Post-release survival and productivity of oiled little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) rehabilitated after the C/V Rena oil spill. Sievwright, K. 2013. Oilapalooza, Oiled Wildlife Care Network, San Diego.

Post-release monitoring of little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) rehabilitated after the C/V Rena oil spill. Sievwright, K. 2013. Australasian Wildlife Management Society. Poster presentation. 

Captive husbandry and veterinary care of northern New Zealand dotterels (Charadrius obscurus aquilonius) during the CV Renal oil spill response. Gartrell, B; Collen, R; Dowding, J; Gummer, H; King, E; McConnell, H; Morgan, K.J; Ward, J. 2012. Wildlife Disease Association, Australasian Committee conference, 23-28 Sept. North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

Pre-Emptive Capture as a Response Option – A Case Study of New Zealand Dotterels during the Rena Oil Spill. McConnell HM, Kerri Morgan, Brett Gartrell, John Dowding, Brent Stephenson and Phil Battley. Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference, New Orleans, 24 – 28 January 2012.

Planning and Deployment of a Tent Based Oiled Wildlife Facility: Experiences from the Rena Response in New Zealand. Dwyer B, Dale Timms, Brett Gartrell, Kerri Morgan and Helen McConnell. Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference, New Orleans, 24 – 28 January 2012

Wildlife Challenges within the Incident Command Centre during the C/V Rena Response. McConnell HM, Kerri Morgan. Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference, New Orleans, 24 – 28 January 2012.

Veterinary aspects of the oiled wildlife response for little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) following the Rena grounding on Astrolabe Reef, Tauranga, NZ. Michael S, Gartrell B, Morgan K, McConnell H, Clumpner C and Ziccardi M. Combined Conference of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (Australasia) and Australian Unusual and Exotic Pet Veterinarians. 3-7 Sept,2012.  Melbourne, Australia.

Planning for the Rena: Oiled Wildlife Response in New Zealand. Morgan KJ, Helen McConnell. Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference, New Orleans, 24 – 28 January 2012

Veterinary aspects of the oiled wildlife response for little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) following the Rena grounding on Astrolabe Reef, Tauranga, NZ. Michael S, Gartrell B, Morgan K, McConnell H, Clumpner C and Ziccardi M. NZ Veterinary Association Wildlife Society Conference in Wellington, 30 Nov – 2 December, 2012

Feasibility of cleaning oil from bird feathers using sea water. Sine A, Leung B, Morgan K, McConnell H, Dwyer B, Gartrell B, Yamamoto A, Barclay-Green A. Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) Conference, 23-28 September 2012, North Stradbroke Island, Australia.

Feasibility of cleaning oil from bird feathers using sea water. Sine A, Leung B, Morgan K, McConnell H, Dwyer B, Gartrell B, Yamamoto A, Barclay-Green A. NZ Veterinary Association Wildlife Society Conference in Wellington, 30 Nov – 2 December, 2012

The challenges of saltwater pool use in oiled wildlife response. Dwyer B; Brett Gartrell.  Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference, New Orleans, 24 – 28 January 2012

Captive management of Little Blue Penguins during the CV Rena oil spill 2011. Conayne P, Brett Gartrell, Bridey White, Curt Clumpner. Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference, New Orleans, 24 – 28 January 2012

The establishment and use of containerised wash units for oiled wildlife response in New Zealand. Dwyer W, Norman R, Morgan KJ. 2009. 10th Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference. 5 - 9 October 2009. Tallinn, Estonia

New Zealand’s Oiled Wildlife Response. Morgan KJ, McConnell HM, Gartrell BD, Quinn N, Dwyer, B. 2010. Spillcon. 12-16th April 2010. Melbourne, Australia.

A down-under approach to oiled wildlife preparedness in New Zealand. Morgan KJ, McConnell HM, Gartrell BD, Quinn N. 2009.  10th Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference. 5 - 9 October 2009. Tallinn, Estonia.

Maritime New Zealand’s role in oiled wildlife response. Lilley J, Morgan KJ, McConnell HM. 2009. 10th Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference. 5 - 9 October 2009. Tallinn, Estonia

Assessing baseline hydrocarbon values in New Zealand coastal and marine wildlife. McConnell HM, Gartrell BD, Morgan KJ. 2009. Proceedings of the Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Joint Conference. 10-16th December, 2009. Woodstock Lodge, The Catlins, New Zealand. Pp 19.

Prioritising the treatment of oiled wildlife in New Zealand by conservation status. McConnell HM, Morgan KJ, Gartrell BD, Overdyck O. 2009. Presented at the 10th International effects on wildlife conference 5-9 Oct 2009, Tallinn, Estonia and the Proceedings of the Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Joint Conference. 10-16th December, 2009. Woodstock Lodge, The Catlins, New Zealand. (poster) Pp 73.

Wildlife and oil in the Antarctic - a recipe for cold disaster. Ruoppolo V, Woehler E, Clumpner C, Callahan B, Morgan KJ, Holcomb J. 2009. 10th Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference. 5 - 9 October 2009. Tallinn, Estonia

Effects of Oil on Wildlife: Updates. Morgan, KJ. 2007. Australian Maritime Safety Authority Oiled Wildlife Response workshop, Gold Coast, Australia. 

Wildlife Management

Investigating capture and handling techniques of New Zealand’s avian wildlife. Burns, T; Gartrell, B; Cockrem, J; Morgan, K. 2012. Wildlife Disease Association, Australasian Committee conference, 23-28 Sept. North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

Risk factors for capture myopathy in shorebirds. Ward, J. M., Gartrell, B. D., Battley, P. F. 2012. Poster presented in student competition for the 61st International Conference of the WDA and the 10th Biennial Conference of the EWDA. Lyon, France.

Comparison of hand-rearing diets used during a colony translocation of NZ grey-faced petrel chicks. Jensen M, Gartrell B, Cave N, Morgan K. Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) Conference, 23-28 September 2012, North Stradbroke Island, Australia.

Rehabilitation of Seals. Duignan, P, Morgan, KJ. 2001. Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association conference, December 2001, Westport.

Shipstrike and other causes of mortality in Cetaceans around New Zealand. Hunter S. Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) Conference, 23-28 September 2012, North Stradbroke Island, Australia. 

Wildlife Health

An atypical genotype of Toxoplasma gondii as a cause of mortality in Hector’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori). Howe, L., Roe, WD., Baker, EJ., Burrows, L., Hunter, SA. 2012. New Zealand Society for Parasitology, Annual meeting #40. Marlborough.

High prevalence of Leucocytozoon sp. in the endangered yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) residing in the sub-Antarctic regions of New Zealand. Argilla, L., Howe, L., Gartrell, BD., Alley, MR. 2012. New Zealand Society for Parasitology, Annual meeting #40. Marlborough.

Poster: Causes of Mortality and Characterisation of Mycobacteriosis in Adult New Zealand Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri) at Enderby Island. Lenting B. 2012. WDA/EWDA conference in Lyon, France

Toxoplasmosis in Hector’s dolphins. Roe WD, Howe L, Baker EJ, Burrows L, Hunter SA. 2012. Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 30 November – 2 December.

The importance of infectious disease in the Hector's dolphin population. Roe WD, Hunter SA, Howe L, Burrows L, Rasiah I. 2012. IVABS Research Colloquium, Palmerston North, 4 December.

Septicaemia and meningitis in NZ sea lion pups caused by a mucoid strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Roe WD, Rogers L, Pinpimai K, Dittmer K, Chilvers L. 2012. Infectious Disease Research Centre Science Symposium, Palmerston North,  23-24 October.

S100B as a marker of hypoxia in pinnipeds. Roe WD. 2012. New Zealand Society of Veterinary Pathology Annual Conference, Palmerston North, 10-11 November

Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in two intensively managed wild avian populations. Morgan, KJ, Alley, MR, Gartrell, BD, Thompson, KJ. 2008. Wildlife Disease Association, Australasian Committee conference. Kioloa, NSW.

Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism in Northern Royal albatross chicks. Morgan, KJ, Alley, MR, Gartrell, BD, Thompson, KG. 2004. Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, 2-5 Dec 2004, Wellington.

Diseases of yellow-eyed penguins. Morgan, KJ, Alley, MR. 2003. Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association conference, Dec 2003, Stewart Island.

Organophosphate Toxicity in Northern Royal Albatross Chicks, Morgan, KJ, Alley, MR. 2002. Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association conference, December 2002, Napier.

Hookworm in New Zealand fur seals.  Morgan, KJ. 2000. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Joint Conference, December 2000, Leigh. 

Yellow eyed penguin

Yellow-eyed penguin

Bottlenose dolphin

New Zealand sea lion with anaesthetic equipment

Pied shags

Auckland Island shags

Dugong with tracking tag

Feather washing experiment

Weighing New Zealand sea lions

New Zealand sealion caught to remove fishing net

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