Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Chris Jones

Chris Jones
Position: Portfolio Leader
Team: Wildlife Ecology & Management
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9869
Mob: 027 588 4704
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Ecology and Epidemiology Team, Landcare Research, Lincoln

Research interests

  • Wildlife biology
  • Applications of mark-recapture analyses in wildlife management
  • Predator-prey interactions and the ecology of introduced vertebrate pests and their prey
  • Seabirds and traditional harvests
  • Ecology and impacts of European hedgehogs in New Zealand
  • Outcome-based performance measures for pest management

Professional affiliations / recognition.

2004-2007 N.Z. Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship.
2002 Landcare Research Investment Postdoctoral Fellowship
1999 Miss E.L. Hellaby Indigenous Grassland Research Scholarship (for PhD research)
1997 University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship (for3 years)
1995 1st Class Honours (BSc.)
Member: Australasian Wildlife Management Society
New Zealand Ecological Society
The Wildlife Society (USA)

Recent publications

Jones, C. 2008: An assessment of the potential threats to indigenous biodiversity posed by cats (Felis catus) in urban environments. Landcare Research Contract Report LC0708/092 for Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

Jones, C. 2007: A test of of rhodamine-B-marked eggs to identify individual predators of artificial nests. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 31: 98–103.

Jones, C.; Lyver, P.; Macleod, C. 2007: Grey-faced petrels on Moutohora: rats, rabbits, rahui and recovery. Kararehe Kino Vertebrate Pest Research 11.

Jones, C.; Norbury, G. 2006: Habitat use as a predictor of nest raiding by individual hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in New Zealand. Pacific Conservation Biology 12: 180–188.

Jones, C.; Toft, R. 2006: Impacts of mice and hedgehogs on native forest invertebrates: a pilot study. DOC Research and Development Series 245. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Jones, C.; Sanders, M. 2005: European hedgehog. In: King CM ed. The handbook of New Zealand mammals. 2nd edn. Melbourne, Oxford University Press. Pp. 81–94.

Jones, C.; Moss, K.; Sanders, M. 2005: Diet of hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in the upper Waitaki Basin, New Zealand: implications for conservation. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 29: 29–36.

Jones, C.; Moller, H.; Hamilton, W. 2004: A review of potential techniques for identifying individual stoats (Mustela erminea) visiting control or monitoring stations. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 31: 193–203.

Jones, C. 2003: A prickly “whodunit”: predation by hedgehogs on native fauna. Karareha Kino – Vertebrate Pest Research 2: 1–3.

Jones, C. 2003: Safety in numbers for secondary prey populations: an experimental test using egg predation by introduced small mammals in New Zealand. Oikos 102: 57–66.

Jones, C.; Bettany, S.; Moller, H.; Fletcher, D.; Lyver, P.; de Cruz, J. 2003: Burrow occupancy and productivity at coastal sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) breeding colonies, South Island, New Zealand: can mark‑recapture be used to estimate burrowscope accuracy? Wildlife Research 30: 377–388.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Otago
    PhD
    2001

Publications

Publications

  • Jones C, Warburton B, Carver J, Carver D 2015. Potential applications of wireless sensor networks for wildlife trapping and monitoring programs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(2): 341-348. http://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.543 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Norbury G, Jones C 2015. Pests controlling pests: does predator control lead to greater European rabbit abundance in Australasia? Mammal Review 45(2): 79-87. http://doi.org/10.1111/mam.12034 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Lyver POB, Wilmshurst JM, Wood JR, Jones CJ, Fromont M, Bellingham PJ, Stone C, Sheehan M, Moller H 2015. Looking back for the future: local knowledge and palaeoecology inform biocultural restoration of coastal ecosystems in New Zealand. Human Ecology 43(5): 681-695. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-015-9784-7 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Lyver POB, Jones CJ, Belshaw N, Anderson A, Thompson R, Davis J 2015. Insights to the functional relationships of Māori harvest practices: customary use of a burrowing seabird. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(6): 969-977. http://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.906 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Buxton RT, Jones CJ, Moller H, Lyver POB 2015. One method does not suit all: variable settlement responses of three procellariid species to vocalisation playbacks. Emu 115(2): 126-136. http://doi.org/10.1071/MU14051 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Buxton RT, Anderson D, Moller H, Jones CJ, Lyver POB 2015. Release of constraints on nest-site selection in burrow-nesting petrels following invasive rat eradication. Biological Invasions 17(5): 1453-1470. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-014-0807-x (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Jones CJ, Lyver POB, Macleod CJ, Whitehead AL, Forrester GJ 2015. Variation in productivity of Grey-faced Petrels (Pterodroma gouldi) with local burrow density and breeding island. Emu 115(1): 20-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MU14018 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Jones CJ, Lyver POB, Davis J, Hughes B, Anderson A, Hohapata-Oke J 2015. Reinstatement of customary seabird harvests after a 50-year moratorium. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(1): 31-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.815 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Whitehead AL, Lyver PO, Jones CJ, Bellingham PJ, MacLeod CJ, Coleman M, Karl BJ, Drew K, Pairman D, Gormley AM, Duncan RP 2014. Establishing accurate baseline estimates of breeding populations of a burrowing seabird, the grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 169: 109-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.11.002 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Jones C, McNamara L 2014. Usefulness of two bioeconomic frameworks for evaluation of community-initiated species conservation projects. Wildlife Research 41(2): 106-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/Wr14008 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Buxton RT, Jones C, Moller H, Towns DR 2014. Drivers of seabird population recovery on New Zealand islands after predator eradication. Conservation Biology 28(2): 333-344. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12228 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Buxton RT, Currey CA, Lyver POB, Jones CJ 2013. Incidence of plastic fragments among burrow-nesting seabird colonies on offshore islands in northern New Zealand. Marine Pollution Bulletin 74(1): 420-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.07.011 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Jones C, Norbury G, Bell T 2013. Impacts of introduced European hedgehogs on endemic skinks and weta in tussock grassland. Wildlife research 40(1): 36-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR12164 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Jones C, Lyver P, Coleman M, Barron M, Nugent G, Warburton B 2012. Can possum trapping provide a living and also protect the Ngahere? Te Kaahu o Tuawhenua 7: 7. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/tekaahu/tekaahu7.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Jones C, Barron M, Warburton B, Coleman M, Lyver POB, Nugent G 2012. Serving two masters: reconciling economic and biodiversity outcomes of brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) fur harvest in an indigenous New Zealand forest. Biological conservation 153: 143-152. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Jones C, Pech R, Forrester G, King CM, Murphy EC 2011. Functional responses of an invasive top predator Mustela erminea to invasive meso-predators Rattus rattus and Mus musculus, in New Zealand forests. Wildlife research 38(2): 131-140. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Jones CJ, Clifford H, Fletcher D, Cuming P, Lyver POB 2011. Survival and age-at-first-return estimates for grey-faced petrels (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) breeding on Mauao and Motuotau Island in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Notornis 58: 71-80. http://notornis.osnz.org.nz/survival-and-age-first-return-estimates-grey-faced-petrels-pterodroma-macroptera-gouldi-breeding-mau (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Jones C, Norbury G 2011. Feeding selectivity of introduced hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus in a dryland habitat, South Island, New Zealand. Acta theriologica 56(1): 45-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13364-010-0009-6 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Jones C, Bell T 2010. Relative effects of toe-clipping and pen-marking on short-term recapture probability of McCann's skinks (Oligosoma maccanni). The Herpetological journal 20(4): 237-241. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Lyver PO, Jones CJ, Doherty J 2009. Flavor or Forethought: Tuhoe Traditional Management Strategies for the Conservation of Kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae) in New Zealand. Ecology and Society 14(1). (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Lyver POB, Jones C, Moller H 2009. Looking past the wallpaper : considerate evaluation of traditional environmental knowledge by science. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 39(4): 219-223. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Jones C, Jackson D 2009. A first record of latrine use by European hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus (Linnaeus, 1758). Mammalia 73(2): 145-147. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Jones C 2007. Short communiction: Rhodamine-B-marked eggs identify individual predators of artificial nests. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 31(1): 98-103. (Journal Article, 2007)
  • Jones C, Norbury G 2006. Habitat use as a predictor of nest raiding by individual hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus in New Zealand. Pacific conservation biology 12(3): 180-188. (Journal Article, 2006)
  • Jones C, Toft R 2006. Impacts of mice and hedgehogs on native forest invertebrates. DOC Research and Development Series. 245. Wellington, Department of Conservation. - p. (Book, 2006)
  • Jones C, Sanders MD 2005. European hedgehog. In: King CM ed. The handbook of New Zealand mammals. Melbourne, Vic., Oxford University Press. Pp. 81-. (Book Section, 2005)
  • Jones C, Moss K, Sanders M 2005. Diet of hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in the upper Waitaki Basin, New Zealand: implications for conservation. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 29(1): 29-35. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Jones C, Moller H, Hamilton W 2004. A review of potential techniques for identifying individual stoats (Mustela erminea) visiting control or monitoring stations. New Zealand journal of zoology 31(3): 193-203. (Journal Article, 2004)
  • Jones C 2003/7. Safety in numbers for secondary prey populations: an experimental test using egg predation by small mammals in New Zealand. Oikos 102(1): 57-66. (Journal Article, 2003/7)
  • Jones C, Bettany S, Moller H, Fletcher D, Lyver P, de Cruz J 2003. Burrow occupancy and productivity at coastal sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) breeding colonies, South Island, New Zealand: can mark-recapture be used to estimate burrowscope accuracy? Wildlife research 30(4): 377-388. (Journal Article, 2003)
  • Jones C 2002/11. A model for the conservation management of a 'secondary' prey: sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) colonies on mainland New Zealand as a case study. Biological conservation 108(1): 1-12. (Journal Article, 2002/11)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Landcare Research representative, Board of Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation
  • Working Group member: National Plan of Action for Pest Management - Measurement and Review, MAF BIOSECURITY

Skills

Skills

  • Predator-prey systems
  • Vertebrate Pest Ecology
  • Vertebrate pest ecology- Post doc
  • Wildlife Ecology