Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Grant Norbury

Grant Norbury
Position: Researcher / Capability Leader
Team: Wildlife Ecology & Management
Location: Alexandra
P.O. Box 282
Alexandra 9340
Phone: +64 3 440 2936
Mob: +64 21 178 3604
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

Contact Grant

Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Senior scientist, Wildlife Ecology and Management Team, Alexandra.

Research interests

  • Ecology, impacts and management strategies for vertebrate pests
  • Predator-prey interactions
  • Dryland ecosystem function and modelling
  • Native lizard conservation
  • Community involvement in conservation

Professional affiliations / recognition.

2018    Queen's Service Medal for services to conservation

2014    Best science paper on New Zealand ecology for 2014. Awarded by NZ Ecological Society.

2010–2016         Associate Editor, New Zealand Journal of Zoology

2005–present     Chair, Central Otago Ecological Trust

2011–present     Appointed member of DOC Takahe Recovery Group

2004–2013    Appointed member of Department of Conservation (DOC) Grand and Otago Skink Recovery Group

2001                   NZ–Hawai’i Conservation Exchange Programme

1999                   Landcare Research Manaaki Tangata Fellowship for overseas study

1993                   Wet Tropics Management Authority Research Fellowship

1992                   Prize for best spoken poster, 7th Biennial Conference of Australian Rangeland Society

1983–1986         Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award, University of Melb.

1974                   Junior Government Scholarship, Parade College, Melbourne

Member:            Australasian Wildlife Management Society

                           NZ Ecological Society

                           Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in NZ

Recent publications

Norbury G. (2017). The case for ‘bottom-up’ pest management. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 41, 271-277.

King, C. M., Norbury, G., and Veale, A. J. (2017) Small mustelids in New Zealand: invasion ecology down-under. In: Biology and Conservation of Musteloids. Edited by David W. Macdonald, Christopher Newman, and Lauren A. Harrington: Oxford University Press.

Rouco C, Norbury G L, Anderson D P. (2016). Movements and habitat preferences of pests help to improve population control: the case of common brushtail possums in a New Zealand dryland ecosystem. Pest Management Science 73, 287-294.

Norbury, G.L., Pech, R.P., Byrom, A.E., Innes, J. (2015). Density-impact functions for terrestrial vertebrate pests and indigenous biota: Guidelines for conservation managers. Biological Conservation 191, 409-420.

Norbury G, Jones C (2015). Pests controlling pests: does predator control lead to greater European rabbit abundance in Australasia? Mammal Review 45, 79-87.

Rouco, C., Norbury, G. (2015). Short-term influence of snow cover on movements and habitat use by brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39, 303-308.

Kemp L, Norbury G, Groenewegen R, Comer S (2015). The roles of trials and experiments in fauna reintroduction programs. In: Doug P. Armstrong & Matthew W. Hayward. eds Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna. CSIRO Publishing.

Rouco C, Norbury G, Ramsay D. (2014). Kill rates by rabbit hunters before and 16 years after introduction of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in the southern South Island, New Zealand. Wildlife Research 41, 136-140.

Norbury G, Hutcheon A, Reardon J, Daigneault A (2014). Pest fencing or pest trapping: a bio-economic analysis of cost-effectiveness. Austral Ecology 39, 795-807.

Norbury G, van den Munckhof M, Neitzel S, Hutcheon A, Reardon J, Ludwig K. (2014).  Impacts of invasive house mice on post-release survival of translocated lizards. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38: 322-327.

Wilson DJ, Norbury G, Walker S, Overton J Mc (2014). How does woody succession affect population densities of passerine birds in New Zealand drylands? New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38: 257-267.

Walker S, Wilson DJ, Norbury G, Monks A, Tanentzap AJ. (2014). Complementarity of indigenous flora in shrublands and grasslands in a New Zealand dryland landscape. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38: 230-241.

Walker S, Wilson DJ, Norbury G, Monks A, Tanentzap AJ. (2014). Effects of secondary shrublands on bird, lizard and invertebrate faunas in a dryland landscape. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38: 242-256.

Norbury G, Byrom A, Pech R, Smith J, Clarke D, Anderson D, Forrester G (2013). Invasive mammals and habitat modification interact to generate unforeseen outcomes for indigenous fauna. Ecological Applications 23, 1707-1721.

C M King, G Norbury, A Veale (in press). Small mustelids in New Zealand: invasion ecology down-under. Book chapter. Biology and Conservation of Wild Mustelids 18th – 21st March 2013

Jones C, Norbury G, Bell T (2013). Impacts of introduced European hedgehogs on endemic skinks and weta in tussock grassland. Wildlife Research 40, 36-44.

Rouco C, Norbury G (2013). An introduced species helping another: dispersal of a rose seed infesting wasp by a marsupial in New Zealand. Biological Invasions 15, 1649-1652.

Hare KM, Norbury G, Judd LM, Whitmore N, Cree A. (2012). Survival of captive-bred skinks following reintroduction to the wild is not explained by variation in speed or body condition. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 39, 319-328.

M.P. Scroggie, J.P. Parkes, B. Reddiex, G. Norbury and R. Heyward (2012). Effect of rabbits and sheep on vegetation growth in dry and mesic grasslands of Otago, New Zealand. Wildlife Research 39, 721-730.

Reardon JT, Whitmore N, Holmes KM, Judd LM, Hutcheon AD, Norbury G, Mackenzie DI (2012). Predator control allows critically endangered lizards to recover on mainland New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(2), 141-150.

Rouco C, Norbury G, Smith J, Byrom A, Pech R. (2012). Population density estimates of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) on open dry grassland in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37, 12-17.

Jones, C. and Norbury, G. (2011). Feeding selectivity of introduced hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus in a dryland habitat, South Island, New Zealand. Acta Theriologica 56, 45-51.

Molinia, F.C., Bell, T. Norbury, G., Cree, A., Gleeson, D.M. 2010. Assisted breeding of skinks or how to teach a lizard old tricks! Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5, 311-319.

Lettink, M., Norbury, G., Cree, A., Seddon, P.J., Duncan, R., Schwarz, C.J. (2010). Removal of introduced predators, but not artificial refuge supplementation, increases skink survival in coastal duneland, New Zealand. Biological Conservation 143, 72-77.

Norbury, G., Heyward, R. and Parkes, J. (2009). Skink and invertebrate abundance in relation to vegetation, rabbits and predators in a New Zealand dryland ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 33 (1), 24-31.

Ramsey, R. and Norbury, G. (2009). Predicting the unexpected: using a qualitative model of a New Zealand dryland ecosystem to anticipate pest management outcomes. Austral Ecology 34, 409-421.

Norbury, G. & Heyward R. 2008. Predictors of clutch predation of a globally significant avifauna in New Zealand’s braided river ecosystems. Anim. Conserv. 11, 17–25.

Jones, C. and 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.

Ruscoe, W; Norbury, G; Choquenot, D. 2006. Trophic interactions among native and introduced animal species. Chapter 16. In: Allen, R.B; Lee, W.G. eds Biological Invasions in New Zealand. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Pp 247-263.

Norbury, G.; O’Connor, C.; Byrom, A. 2005: Conditioned food aversion to eggs in captive-reared ferrets, Mustela furo: A test of seven potential compounds. Journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science 93: 111-121.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Monash
    PhD
    1987
  • Melbourne
    BSc (Hons)
    1982

Publications

Publications

  • Rouco C, Norbury G 2015. Short-term influence of snow cover on movements and habitat use by brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39(2): 303-308. http://newzealandecology.org/nzje/3224 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Norbury GL, Pech RP, Byrom AE, Innes J 2015. Density-impact functions for terrestrial vertebrate pests and indigenous biota: guidelines for conservation managers. Biological Conservation 191: 409-420. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.031 (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)
  • Kemp L, Norbury G, Groenewegen R, Comer S 2015. The roles of trials and experiments in fauna reintroduction programs. In: Armstrong DP, Hayward MW, Moro D, Seddon PJ ed. Advances in reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna. Clayton South, Australia, CSIRO Publishing. Pp. 73-89. (Book Section, 2015)
  • Wilson DJ, Norbury G, Walker S 2014. How does woody succession affect population densities of passerine birds in New Zealand drylands? New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38(2): 257-267. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3122 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Walker S, Wilson DJ, Norbury G, Monks A, Tanentzap AJ 2014. Effects of secondary shrublands on bird, lizard and invertebrate faunas in a dryland landscape. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38(2): 242-256. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3123 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Walker S, Wilson DJ, Norbury G, Monks A, Tanentzap AJ 2014. Complementarity of indigenous flora in shrublands and grasslands in a New Zealand dryland landscape. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38(2): 230-241. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3124 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Rouco C, Norbury G, Ramsay D 2014. Kill rates by rabbit hunters before and 16 years after introduction of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in the southern South Island, New Zealand. Wildlife Research 41(2): 136-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR13223 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Norbury G, Hutcheon A, Reardon J, Daigneault A 2014. Pest fencing or pest trapping: a bio-economic analysis of cost-effectiveness. Austral Ecology 39(7): 795-807. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12147 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Norbury G, van den Munckhof M, Neitzel S, Hutcheon A, Reardon J, Ludwig K 2014. Impacts of invasive house mice on post-release survival of translocated lizards. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 38(2): 322-327. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3130 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • 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)
  • Norbury G, Byrom AE, Pech R, Smith J, Clarke D, Anderson DP, Forrester G 2013. Invasive mammals and habitat modification interact to generate unforeseen outcomes for indigenous fauna. Ecological Applications 23(7): 1707-1721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1958.1 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Rouco C, Norbury G 2013. An introduced species helping another: dispersal of a rose seed infesting wasp by a marsupial in New Zealand. Biological invasions 15(8): 1649-1652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0415-1 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Rouco C, Norbury GL, Smith J, Byrom AE, Pech RP 2013. Population density estimates of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in dry grassland in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(1): 12-17. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3067 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Reardon JT, Whitmore N, Holmes KM, Judd LM, Hutcheon AD, Norbury G, MacKenzie DI 2012. Predator control allows critically endangered lizards to recover on mainland New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(2): 141-150. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3027 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Scroggie MP, Parkes JP, Norbury G, Reddiex B, Heyward R 2012. Lagomorph and sheep effects on vegetation growth in dry and mesic grasslands in Otago, New Zealand. Wildlife research 39(8): 721-730. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WR11209 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • 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)
  • Molinia FC, Bell T, Norbury G, Cree A, Gleeson DM 2010. Assisted breeding of skinks or how to teach a lizard old tricks! Herpetological conservation and biology 5(2): 311-319. http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_5/Issue_2/Molinia_etal_2010.pdf (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Lettink M, Norbury G, Cree A, Seddon PJ, Duncan RP, Schwarz CJ 2010. Removal of introduced predators, but not artificial refuge supplementation, increases skink survival in coastal duneland. Biological conservation 143(1): 72-77. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Ramsey DSL, Norbury GL 2009. Predicting the unexpected: Using a qualitative model of a New Zealand dryland ecosystem to anticipate pest management outcomes. Austral ecology 34(4): 409-421. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Norbury G, Heyward R, Parkes J 2009. Skink and invertebrate abundance in relation to vegetation, rabbits and predators in a New Zealand dryland ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 33(1): 24-31. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Norbury G, Heyward R 2008. Predictors of clutch predation of a globally significant avifauna in New Zealand's braided river ecosystems. Animal conservation 11(1): 17-25. (Journal Article, 2008)
  • 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)
  • Ruscoe WA, Norbury G, Choquenot D 2006. Trophic interactions among native and introduced animal species. In: Allen RB, Lee WG ed. Biological invasions in New Zealand. 186 ed. Ecological Studies. 16. Berlin, Springer. Pp. 247-263. (Book Section, 2006)
  • Norbury G, Reddiex B 2005. European rabbit. In: King CM ed. The handbook of New Zealand mammals. Melbourne, Vic., Oxford University Press. Pp. 131-. (Book Section, 2005)
  • Norbury G, Flux JEC 2005. Brown hare. In: King CM ed. The handbook of New Zealand mammals. Melbourne, Vic., Oxford University Press. Pp. 151-. (Book Section, 2005)
  • Norbury G, O'Connor C, Byrom A 2005. Conditioned food aversion to eggs in captive-reared ferrets, Mustela furo: a test of seven potential compounds. Applied animal behaviour science 93(1-2): 111-121. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Reardon JT, Norbury G 2004. Ectoparasite and hemoparasite infection in a diverse temperate lizard assemblage at Macraes Flat, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of parasitology 90(6): 1274-1278. (Journal Article, 2004)
  • Reddiex B, Hickling GJ, Norbury GL, Frampton CM 2002. Effects of predation and rabbit haemorrhagic disease on population dynamics of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in North Canterbury, New Zealand. Wildlife research 29(6): 627-633. (Journal Article, 2002)
  • Parkes JP, Norbury GL, Heyward RP, Sullivan G 2002. Epidemiology of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in the South Island, New Zealand, 1997-2001. Wildlife research 29(6): 543-555. (Journal Article, 2002)
  • Norbury G 2001/12. Conserving dryland lizards by reducing predator-mediated apparent competition and direct competition with introduced rabbits. Journal of applied ecology 38(6): 1350-1361. (Journal Article, 2001/12)
  • Barlow ND, Norbury GL 2001. A simple model for ferret population dynamics and control in semi-arid New Zealand habitats. Wildlife research 28(1): 87-94. (Journal Article, 2001)
  • Norbury G 2001. Advances in New Zealand mammalogy 1990-2000: Lagomorphs. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 31: 83-97. (Journal Article, 2001)
  • Norbury G 2000/9. The potential for biological control of stoats (Mustela erminea). New Zealand journal of zoology 27(3): 145-163. (Journal Article, 2000/9)
  • Heyward RP, Norbury GL 1999. Secondary poisoning of ferrets and cats after 1080 rabbit poisoning. Wildlife research 26(1): 75-80. (Journal Article, 1999)
  • Norbury GL, Norbury DC, Heyward RP 1998/1. Behavioral responses of two predator species to sudden declines in primary prey. Journal of wildlife management 62(1): 45-58. (Journal Article, 1998/1)
  • Norbury GL, Norbury DC, Heyward RP 1998. Space use and denning behaviour of wild ferrets (Mustela furo) and cats (Felis catus). New Zealand Journal of Ecology 22(2): 149-159. (Journal Article, 1998)
  • King DR, Norbury GL, Eliot GJ 1997. The efficacy of Finlayson troughs as a means of repelling kangaroos from water and altering grazing pressure in pastoral areas. Rangeland journal 19: 57-69. (Journal Article, 1997)
  • Norbury G, McGlinchy A 1996/2. The impact of rabbit control on predator sightings in the semi-arid high country of the South Island, New Zealand. Wildlife research 23(1): 93-97. (Journal Article, 1996/2)
  • Norbury DC, Norbury GL 1996/2. Short-term effects of rabbit grazing on a degraded short-tussock grassland in Central Otago. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 20(2): 285-288. (Journal Article, 1996/2)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Member Takahe Recovery Group, Takahe Recovery Group
  • Founder and Chair - Central Otago Ecological Trust, Central Otago Ecological Trust
  • Associate Editor NZJ Zool, NZ J Zool
  • Project Management Team of the Te Matau a Maui project in Hawke's Bay, Hawkes Bay Regional Council. DOC. Cape Sanctuary

Skills

Skills

  • Dryland Ecosystem processes - impacts and management
  • Predator-prey relationships
  • Vertebrate Pest Ecology