Massey University is at the forefront of oiled wildlife research. Wildbase actively engage in collaborative and in-house research to advance knowledge of best practice in the treatment and management of oiled wildlife.
Research relevant to oiled wildlife response includes areas of wildlife health, wildlife ecology, wildlife population studies, wildlife reproduction and genetics, wildlife diet and foraging behavior and wildlife management.
Wildbase research staff are currently conducting research projects into a range of aspects of oiled wildlife response. Current projects include:
- Impacts and rehabilitation success of wildlife from MV Rena, New Zealand
- Direct costs and economic analysis of an oil spill in New Zealand
- Compassion Fatigue
- Sources and reporting of oil spills and impacts on wildlife
- Species prioritization index for oiled wildlife response planning
- Determining distribution, abundance and foraging ecology of seabirds and marine mammals around New Zealand
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Published research conducted by Wildbase research staff, students, affiliates and collaborative research includes a range of studies into various aspects of wildlife life history and applied research to improve oiled wildlife response procedures and techniques.
- Oiled wildlife response management and impacts
- Compassion fatigue and burnout in wildlife responders
- Wildlife ecology
- Wildlife population studies
- Wildlife diet and foraging ecology
- Wildlife management
- Wildlife genetics
- Wildlife health
Our research partners
Wildbase continue to work with industry partners to develop best-practise facilities and equipment for oiled wildlife response. This includes a research led approach in the testing of response equipment and resources.
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Last updated on Tuesday 13 April 2021
Compassion fatigue and the human animal bond