Alepis flavida fruits

Assoc. Prof. Alastair Robertson
Massey University
Ecology Group
Institute of Natural Resources
Tennent Drive
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North 4442
NEW ZEALAND

Tel: +64-6-356-9099 ext 7965
Fax: +64-6-350-5623
A.W.Robertson@massey.ac.nz

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS


Bischoff, M., Campbell, D.R., Lord, J.M., Robertson, A.W. In press. The relative importance of solitary bees and syrphid flies as pollinators of two outcrossing plant species in the New Zealand alpine.  Austral Ecology. [PDF]

Perry, M.E., Robertson, A.W. 2012. Cleared and Uncleared Pellet Plots as Indices of Brown Hare Density. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36, 157-163. [PDF]

Merrett, M.F., A.W. Robertson. 2012. The efficacy of wind pollination in a small understory shrub (Coprosma spathulata) in native forest of the Waikato region, New Zealand.  New Zealand Journal of Botany, 50, 37-49. [PDF]

Campbell, D.R., M. Bischoff, J.M. Lord, A.W. Robertson. 2012. Where have all the blue flowers gone? Pollinator responses and selection on flower colour in New Zealand Wahlenbergia albomarginataJournal of Evolutionary Biology, 25, 352-364. [PDF]

Robertson, A.W., D. Kelly, J. J. Ladley. 2011. Futile selfing in the trees Fuchsia excorticata (Onagraceae) and Sophora microphylla (Fabaceae): inbreeding depression over 11 years. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 172, 191-198. [PDF]

Sultan, A., P.R. Johnson, D. Park, A.W. Robertson. 2011. Two new pathogenic ascomycetes on New Zealand’s pygmy mistletoes (Korthalsella: Viscaceae) in the genera Guignardia and Rosenscheldiella. Studies in Mycology, 68, 237-247. [PDF]

Henderson, R.C., A. Sultan, A.W. Robertson. 2010. Scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) of New Zealand’s pygmy mistletoes (Korthalsella: Viscaceae) with description of three new species: Leucaspis albotecta, L. trilobata (Diaspididae) and Eriococcus korthalsellae (Eriococcidae). Zootaxa, 2644, 1-24.

Campbell, D.R., M. Bischoff, J.M. Lord, A.W. Robertson. 2010. Flower color influences insect visitation in alpine New Zealand. Ecology, 91, 2638-2649. [PDF]

Kelly, D., J. J. Ladley, A. W. Robertson, S. H. Anderson, D. Wotton, and S. K. Wiser. 2010. Mutualisms with the wreckage of an avifauna: the status of bird pollination and fruit-dispersal in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 34, 66-85. [PDF]

McCartney, J.  K.-G. Heller, M. A. Potter, A. W. Robertson, K. Telscher, G. Lehmann, A. Lehmann, D. von-Helversen, K. Reinhold, R. Achmann. 2008. Understanding nuptial gift size in bush-crickets: an analysis of the genus Poecilimon (Tettigoniidae; Orthoptera). Journal of Orthoptera Research, 17, 231-242. [PDF]

Kelly, D., J. J. Ladley, A. W. Robertson, and L. S. Crowfoot. 2008. Flower predation by Zelleria maculata (Lepidoptera) on Peraxilla mistletoes: effects of latitude and fragmentation, and impact on fruit set. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 32, 186-196. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., J. J. Ladley, D. Kelly, K. L. McNutt, P. G. Peterson, M. F. Merrett, and B. J. Karl. 2008. Pollination and fruit-dispersal limitation in Fuchsia excorticata (Onagraceae) on the New Zealand mainland. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 46, 299-314. [PDF]

Brescia, F. M., C. M. Pöllabauer, M. A. Potter and A. W. Robertson. 2008. A review of the ecology and conservation of Placostylus (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Bulimulidae) in New Caledonia. Molluscan Research, 28, 111-122. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., J. J. Ladley, and D. Kelly. 2008. Does height off the ground affect bird visitation and fruit set in the pollen-limited mistletoe Peraxilla tetrapetala (Loranthaceae)? Biotropica, 40, 122-126. [PDF]

Merrett, M. F., A. W. Robertson, and P. G. Peterson. 2007. Pollination performance and vulnerability to pollination breakdown of sixteen native shrub species from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 45, 579-591. [PDF]

Kelly, D., Ladley, J.J., & Robertson, A.W. 2007. Is the pollen-limited mistletoe Peraxilla tetrapetala (Loranthaceae) also seed-limited? Austral Ecology, 32, 850-857. [PDF]

Traveset, A., A. W. Robertson, and J. Rodríguez-Pérez. 2007. A review of the role of endozoochory on seed germination. Pages 78-103 In: A. Dennis, R. C. Green, E. W. Schupp, and D. A. Westcott, editors. Seed dispersal: Theory and its application in a changing world. CABI. [PDF]

Anderson, S. H., D. Kelly, A. W. Robertson, J. J. Ladley, and J. G. Innes. 2006. Birds as pollinators and dispersers, a case study from New Zealand. Acta Zoologica Sinica, 52(Supplement), 112-115. [PDF]

Bleakley, C., Stringer, I., Robertson, A., Hedderley, D. 2006. Design and use of artificial refuges for monitoring adult tree weta, Hemideina crassidens and H. thoracica (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae ). DOC Research & Development Series 233. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 37p. [PDF]

Burgess, V.J., D. Kelly, A.W. Robertson and J. J. Ladley. 2006. Flowers of Peraxilla tetrapetala (Loranthaceae) on forest edges experience higher native bee visitation and higher fruit set. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 30, 179-190. [PDF]

Husheer, S.W, D.A. Coomes, A.W. Robertson, and C.M. Frampton. 2006. Herbivory and plant competition reduce mountain beech seedling growth and establishment in New Zealand. Plant Ecology, 183, 245-256. [PDF]/td>

Husheer, S.W., R.B. Allen, and A.W. Robertson. 2006. Suppression of regeneration in New Zealand mountain beech forests is dependent on the species of introduced deer. Biological Invasions, 8, 823-834. [PDF]

Kelly, D., A. W. Robertson, J. J. Ladley, S. H. Anderson, and R. J. McKenzie. 2006. The relative (un)importance of introduced animals as pollinators and dispersers of native plants. Pages 227-245 In: R. B. Allen and W. G. Lee, editors. Biological Invasions in New Zealand. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. [PDF]

Peterson, P.G., A.W. Robertson, B. Lloyd, and S. McQueen. 2006. Non-native pollen found in short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) guano from central North Island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 30, 267-272. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., A. Trass, J. J. Ladley, and D. Kelly. 2006. Assessing the benefits of frugivory for seed germination, the importance of the deinhibition effect. Functional Ecology, 20, 58-66. [PDF]

Dawson P.A.C., G.L. Rapson, A.W. Robertson, R. A. Fordham. 2005. Limitations on recruitment of the rare sand daphne Pimelea arenaria (Thymelaeaceae), lower North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 43, 619-630. [PDF]

Husheer, S.W. and A.W. Robertson. 2005. High-intensity deer culling improves mountain beech seedling growth in New Zealand. Wildlife Research, 32, 273-280. [PDF]

Kelly, D., C. Brindle, J.J. Ladley, A.W. Robertson, F.J. Maddigan, J. Butler, T. Ward-Smith, D.J. Murphy, L.A. Sessions. 2005. Can stoat (Mustela erminea ) trapping increase bellbird (Anthornis melanura ) populations and benefit mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala ) pollination? New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 29, 69-82. [PDF]

Lehnebach, C.A., Robertson, A.W., and Hedderley, D. 2005. Pollination studies in a group of New Zealand terrestrial orchids and the implication for their conservation. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 43, 467-477. [PDF]

Newstrom, L, and Robertson, A.W. 2005. Progress in understanding pollination systems in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 43, 1-59. [PDF]

Robertson, A.W., J.J. Ladley, and D. Kelly. 2005. The effectiveness of short-tongued bees as pollinators of apparently ornithophilous New Zealand mistletoes. Austral Ecology, 30, 298-309. [PDF]

Beath, A.; Thorne, J.; Robertson, A.W. 2004: Evaluating the attractiveness of pest-control baits and lures to captive short-tailed bats, Mystacina tuberculata. DOC Science Internal Series 189. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 19 p. [PDF]

Lehnebach C.A., and A.W. Robertson. 2004. Generalised pollination of four epiphytic orchids of New Zealand. Annals of Botany, 93, 773-781. [PDF]

Kelly, D., J. J. Ladley and A. W. Robertson. 2004. Is dispersal easier than pollination? Two tests in New Zealand Loranthaceae. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 42, 89-103. [PDF]

Standish, R.J., P.A. Williams, A. W. Robertson, N.A. Scott, D.I. Hedderley. 2004. Invasion of Tradescantia fluminensis increases decomposition rate and alters nutrient cycling in warm temperate lowland forest remnants. Biological Invasions, 6, 71-84. [PDF]

Husheer, S.W., D.A. Coomes, and A.W. Robertson. 2003. Long-term influences of introduced deer on the composition and structure of New Zealand Nothofagus forests. Forest Ecology & Management, 181, 99-117. [PDF]

McBreen, K., P.J. Lockhart, P.A. McLenachan, S. Scheele and A.W. Robertson. 2003. The use of molecular techniques to resolve relationships among traditional weaving cultivars of Phormium. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 41, 301-310. [PDF]

Montgomery, B.R., Kelly, D., Robertson, A.W., Ladley, J.J. 2003. Pollinator behaviour, not increased resources, boosts seed set on forest edges in a New Zealand Loranthaceous mistletoe. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 41, 277-286. [PDF]

Winkworth, R.C., J. Grau, A.W. Robertson, P.J. Lockhart. 2002. The origins and evolution of the genus Myosotis L. (Boraginaceae S.L.). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 24, 180-193. [PDF]

Standish, R.J., A. W. Robertson, P.A. Williams. 2001. The impact of an invasive weed (Tradescantia fluminensis ) on native forest regeneration. Journal of Applied Ecology, 38, 1253-1263. [PDF]

Kelly, D., J. J. Ladley, A. W. Robertson, and D. A. Norton. 2000. Limited forest fragmentation improves reproduction in the declining New Zealand mistletoe Peraxilla tetrapetala (Loranthaceae). Pages 241-252 In: A. Young and G. Clarke, editors. Genetics, Demography and Viability of Fragmented Populations . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [PDF]

Murphy, C. and A. Robertson. 2000. Preliminary study of the effects of honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Tongariro National Park . Science for Conservation 139. Department of Conservation, Wellington, N.Z. 18pp. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., J. J. Ladley, D. Kelly, and A. D. Sparrow. 1999. Effects of pollinator loss on endemic New Zealand mistletoes (Loranthaceae). Conservation Biology, 13, 499-508. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., C. Mountjoy, B. E. Faulkner, M. V. Roberts, and M. R. Macnair. 1999. Bumblebee selection of Mimulus guttatus flowers, the effects of pollen quality and reward depletion. Ecology, 80, 2594-2606. [PDF]

Winkworth, R. C., A. W. Robertson, F. Ehrendorfer, and P. J. Lockhart. 1999. The importance of dispersal and recent speciation in the flora of New Zealand. Journal of Biogeography, 26, 1323-1325. [PDF]

Castro, I., and A. W. Robertson. 1997. Honeyeaters and the New Zealand forest flora, the utilisation and profitability of small flowers. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 21,169-179. [PDF]

Ladley, J. J., D. Kelly, and A. W. Robertson. 1997. Explosive flowering, nectar production, breeding systems, and pollinators of New Zealand mistletoes (Loranthaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany, 35,345-360. [PDF]

Kelly, D., A. Robertson, J. J. Ladley, J. Edwards, and D. C. Smith. 1996. The birds and the bees. Nature, 384, 615. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., and M. R. Macnair. 1995. The effects of floral display size on pollinator service to individual flowers of Myosotis and Mimulus. Oikos, 72, 106-114. [PDF]

Cresswell, J. E., and A. W. Robertson. 1994. Discrimination by pollen collecting bumblebees among differentially rewarding flowers of an alpine wildflower, Campanula rotundifolia (Campanulaceae). Oikos, 69, 304-308. [PDF]

Mossop, R., M. R. Macnair, and A. W. Robertson. 1994. Within population variation in sexual resource allocation in Mimulus guttatus. Functional Ecology, 8, 410-418. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., A. Diaz, and M. R. Macnair. 1994. The quantitative genetics of floral characters in Mimulus guttatus. Heredity, 72, 300-311. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., and D. G. Lloyd. 1993. Rates of pollen deposition and removal in Myosotis colensoi. Functional Ecology, 7, 549-559. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W. 1992. The relationship between floral display size, pollen carryover and geitonogamy in Myosotis colensoi (Kirk) Macbride (Boraginaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 46, 333-349.[PDF]

Robertson, A. W. 1991. A mid-winter colony of Bombus terrestris L. (Hym., Apidae) in Devon. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 127,165-166. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., and D. G. Lloyd. 1991. Herkogamy, dichogamy and self-pollination in six species of Myosotis (Boraginaceae). Evolutionary Trends in Plants, 5, 53-63. [PDF]

Robertson, A. W., A. F. Mark, and J. B. Wilson. 1991. Ecology of a coastal lagoon to dune forest sequence, south Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 29, 17-30. [PDF]


Other Publications

Chapman, D., Ferguson, I., McManus, M., Kemp, P., Funnell, K., Robertson, A.W. 2004. Review of Plant Sciences Final Report. A report for College of Sciences, Massey University.

Robertson, A. W., and P. R. Van Essen. 2004. 2004 report on vegetation monitoring at the Karioi Mill landfill site.

Kelly, D., A. W. Robertson, J. J. Ladley, S. H. Anderson, and R. J. McKenzie. 2003. Is inter-dependence of native fauna and flora an issue for future survival of native plants? Canterbury Botanical Society Journal 37 - 88-98.

Sessions, L.A. Robertson, A. W., Fordham, R.A. editors. 2003. Ecological Principles and Processes, 2 nd Edition. Massey University, Palmerston North, A course developed by the Ecology Department at Massey University for the Department of Conservation.

Newstrom, L.E. and A.W. Robertson. 2001. Preliminary report on environmental risks of releasing genetically engineered crop plants in New Zealand. A report to Landcare Research. 7 pp.

McKinzey, K., and A. W. Robertson. 1999. New Zealand Mistletoes. 16 pp.

Robertson, A. W., and P. R. Van Essen. 1999. 1999 report on vegetation Monitoring at the Karioi Mill landfill site.

Robertson, A. W., and P. R. Van Essen. 1998. 1998 report on vegetation Monitoring at the Karioi Mill landfill site.

Robertson, A. W. 1997. An interim report on visit by Dr Alastair Robertson to Saudi Arabia, February 1997.

Robertson, A. W. 1997. Recent and current pollination projects in New Zealand. Australasian Pollination Ecologists Society Newsletter 1997: 2-7.

Robertson, A.W. 1996. Populations, Communities and Ecosystems. In Robertson, A. W., R. A. Fordham, and B. P. Springett (editors), Ecological Principles and Processes, pp 21-52.

Robertson, A.W. 1996. Community and Ecosystem Organisation. In Robertson, A. W., R. A. Fordham, and B. P. Springett (editors), Ecological Principles and Processes, pp 93-116.

Robertson, A. W., R. A. Fordham, and B. P. Springett, editors. 1996. Ecological Principles and Processes. Massey University, Palmerston North, A course developed by the Ecology Department at Massey University for the Department of Conservation.

Robertson, A. W., P. R. Van Essen, and B. P. Springett. 1996. Second annual report on vegetation monitoring at the Karioi Mill landfill site.

Kelly, D., J. Ladley, and A. Robertson. 1995. Regional variation in mistletoe pollination rates. New Zealand Botanical Society Newsletter 42 - 24-26.

Springett, B. P., A. W. Robertson, and P. R. Van Essen. 1995. Vegetation Monitoring at the Karioi Mill landfill site.

Robertson, A. W. 1994. Pollination Biology. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 18 - 169-170. [Book review]

Johnson, P. N., and A. Robertson. 1986. Rare species of Myosotis on the Dunstan range: botanical report. (unpublished DSIR report, Dunedin).


Conference Presentations

 

2008 - Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee; New Zealand Ecological Society, Auckland.

2007 - New Zealand Ecological Society Conference, Christchurch; Evolution 2007, Christchurch

2006 - Cheeseman Botanical Symposium (University of Auckland); 3 rd joint conference of the New Zealand Ecological Society and the Ecological Society of Australia (Victoria University of Wellington)

2005 - 4th International Symposium/Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal (Griffiths University); Entomological Society of New Zealand (Napier); 17th International Botanical Congress (Vienna)

2004 - 12th International Congress of Entomology, (Brisbane); 4th Southern Connections Conference (University of Cape Town)

2003 - 3rd International Wildlife Management Congress, Christchurch; New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (University of Auckland); Foundation for Success: Symposium on Impacts of Emerging Biotechnologies (Wellington); Canterbury Botanical Society's 50th Anniversary Conference (Christchurch); New Zealand Entomological Society Conference (Nelson)

2002 - 2 nd joint meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (James Cook University, Cairns); 23 rd International Ornithological Congress, (Beijing); Society for Conservation Biology meeting (Canterbury, UK.); 45th Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

2001 - New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (Lincoln University).

2000 - New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (University of Waikato); Ornithological Society of New Zealand Conference (Napier); 3rd Southern Connections Congress, Lincoln University; Miss E.L. Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Research Trust, Meeting (Dunedin)

1999 - Ecological Society of America meeting (Spokane, Washington); New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (Blenheim); New Zealand Botany at the end of the Millennium (Lincoln); 16th International Botanical Congress (St Louis)

1998 - Joint New Zealand & Australian Ecological Societies (University of Otago); Australasian Pollination Ecologists Conference (Perth); Research in the Tairei (University of Otago); International Society for Conservation Biology Conference (Sydney); Restoring the Health and Wealth of Ecosystems (University of Canterbury)

1997 - New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (Victoria University of Wellington); 2nd Southern Connections Symposium (University of Valdivia, Chile)

1996 - Ecological Society of Australia Conference (James Cook University, Townsville); Australasian Pollination Ecologists Conference (Paluma, Queensland); New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (Lincoln University)

1994 - New Zealand Ecological Society Conference (Hokitika)

1991 - British Ecological Society Conference (University of Exeter)

1989 - Population Genetics Group annual meeting (University of Nottingham); British Ecological Society conference (University of Southampton)

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