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Dr Elizabeth Parlato

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Agriculture and Environment

Research Projects

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Current Projects

Project Title: Is individual variation relevant to population dynamics?

What is the optimal level of complexity to consider when predicting population dynamics? The conventional wisdom is to keep models as simple as possible. However, the recent explosion of research on individual variation in animal personalities and life history traits is increasing our capacity to generate complex individual-based models of population dynamics. But will this increased complexity significantly improve our capacity to predict population dynamics, justifying the need for detailed individual-based monitoring in threatened species programmes? Our project will answer this question using our multiple long-term data sets for reintroduced robin and hihi populations, combined with new data relating personality traits to demographic rates.
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Date Range: 2018 - 2022

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

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Research Outputs

Journal

Armstrong, DP., Parlato, EH., & Frost, PGH. (2021). Incorporating individual variation in survival, reproduction and detection rates when projecting dynamics of small populations. Ecological Modelling. 455
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Parlato, EH., Ewen, JG., McCready, M., Gordon, F., Parker, KA., & Armstrong, DP. (2021). Incorporating data-based estimates of temporal variation into projections for newly monitored populations. Animal Conservation.
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Parlato, EH., Ewen, JG., McCready, M., Parker, KA., & Armstrong, DP. (2021). A modelling framework for integrating reproduction, survival and count data when projecting the fates of threatened populations. Oecologia. 195(3), 627-640
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Armstrong, DP., Parlato, EH., Egli, B., Dimond, WJ., Kwikkel, R., Berggren, Å., . . . Ewen, JG. (2021). Using long-term data for a reintroduced population to empirically estimate future consequences of inbreeding. Conservation Biology. 35(3), 859-869
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Richardson, KM., Parlato, EH., Walker, LK., Parker, KA., Ewen, JG., & Armstrong, DP. (2019). Links between personality, early natal nutrition and survival of a threatened bird. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374(1781)
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Parlato, EH., & Armstrong, DP. (2018). Predicting reintroduction outcomes for highly vulnerable species that do not currently coexist with their key threats. Conservation Biology. 32(6), 1346-1355
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Parlato, EH., Armstrong, DP., & Innes, JG. (2015). Traits influencing range contraction in New Zealand’s endemic forest birds. Oecologia. 179(2), 319-328
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Parlato, EH., Armstrong, DP., & Innes, JG. (2015). Traits influencing range contraction in New Zealand’s endemic forest birds. Oecologia.
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Parlato, EH., & Armstrong, DP. (2013). Predicting post-release establishment using data from multiple reintroductions. Biological Conservation. 160, 97-104
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Parlato, EH., & Armstrong, DP. (2012). An Integrated Approach for Predicting Fates of Reintroductions with Demographic Data from Multiple Populations. Conservation Biology. 26(1), 97-106
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Rosenfeld, JS., & Raeburn, E. (2009). Effects of habitat and internal prey subsidies on juvenile coho salmon growth: Implications for stream productive capacity. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 18(4), 572-584
[Journal article]Authored by: Parlato, E.
Rosenfeld, JS., Raeburn, E., Carrier, PC., & Johnson, R. (2008). Effects of side channel structure on productivity of floodplain habitats for juvenile coho salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 28(4), 1108-1119
[Journal article]Authored by: Parlato, E.
Armstrong, DP., Raeburn, EH., Lewis, RM., & Ravine, D. (2006). Estimating the viability of a reintroduced new zealand robin population as a function of predator control. Journal of Wildlife Management. 70(4), 1020-1027
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Armstrong, DP., Raeburn, EH., Lewis, RM., & Ravine, D. (2006). Modeling vital rates of a reintroduced New Zealand robin population as a function of predator control. Journal of Wildlife Management. 70(4), 1028-1036
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Armstrong, DP., Raeburn, EH., Powlesland, RG., Howard, M., Christensen, B., & Ewen, JG. (2002). Obtaining meaningful comparisons of nest success: Data from New Zealand robin (Petroica australis) populations. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 26(1), 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.
Springett, BP., Alexander, RR., Holland, J., & Raeburn, E. (2000). Valuing the New Zealand wallabies. Ecological Management and Restoration. 1(2), 149-150
[Journal article]Authored by: Parlato, E.

Book

Chauvent, ALM., Parlato, EH., Gedir, JV., & Armstrong, DP. (2017). Advances in modelling projections for reintroduced populations. In DP. Armstrong, MW. Hayward, D. Moro, & PJ. Seddon (Eds.) Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna. (pp. 91 - 104). Australia: CSIRO Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Armstrong, D., Parlato, E.Edited by: Armstrong, D.

Thesis

Parlato, EH. (2014). Predicting reintroduction outcomes using data from multiple populations. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Parlato, E.Edited by: Armstrong, D.