Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Darren Ward

Darren Ward
Position: Researcher/Capability Leader
Team: Systematics
Location: Auckland
Private Bag 92170
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
Phone: +64 9 574 4223
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Publications

Publications

  • Hartnett D, MacDonald F, Martin N, Walker G, Ward DF. 2018. Interactions between the exotic parasitoid Meteorus pulchricornis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and other larval parasitoids of native Lepidoptera. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. (Journal Article, 2018)
  • Seebens H, Blackburn TM, Dyer EE, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Pagad S, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brockerhoff EG, Brundu G, Capinha C, Causton CE, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Economo EP, Fuentes N, Guénard B, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A, Moser D, Nentwig W, Nishino M, Pearman D, Pergl J, Rabitsch W, Rojas-Sandoval J, Roques A, Rorke S, Rossinelli S, Roy HE, Scalera R, Schindler S, Štajerová K, Tokarska-Guzik B, Walker K, Ward DF, Yamanaka T, Essl F. 2018. The global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Journal Article, 2018)
  • Edney-Browne E, Brockerhoff EG, Ward D 2017. Establishment patterns of non-native insects in New Zealand. Biological Invasions [early view online]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1652-5 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Saunders TE, Ward DF 2017. A new species of Lusius (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 40(2): 72-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2017.1357427 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Hodge S, Ward DF, Merfield CN, Liu WYY, Gunawardana D 2017. Seasonal patterns of drosophilid flies and parasitoid wasps attracted to rotting fruit and vegetable baits in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 40(1): 7-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2017.1307097 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Kendall LK, Ward DF 2016. Habitat determinants of the taxonomic and functional diversity of parasitoid wasps. Biodiversity and Conservation 25(10): 1955-1972. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-016-1174-y (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Ward DF, Anderson DP, Barron MC 2016. Using spatially explicit surveillance models to provide confidence in the eradication of an invasive ant. Scientific Reports 6: 34953. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep34953 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Ward DF 2015. The insidious threat of invasive invertebrates. In: Stow A, Maclean N, Holwell GI ed. Austral ark : the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand. Cambridge, U.K., Cambridge University Press. Pp. 162-185. (Book Section, 2015)
  • Groenteman R, Forgie SA, Hoddle MS, Ward DF, Goeke DF, Anand N 2015. Assessing invasion threats: novel insect-pathogen-natural enemy associations with native New Zealand plants in southern California. Biological Invasions 17(5): 1299-1305. http://rdcu.be/mSof (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Ward DF, Leschen RAB, Buckley TR 2015. More from ecologists to support natural history museums. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30(7): 373-374. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.04.015 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Ward DF 2015. Review of the Anomaloninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from New Zealand with a description of a new genus and two new species. New Zealand Entomologist 38(1): 58-66. http://doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2014.985418 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Barron MC, Ward DF, Anderson DP 2014. How do we know the zeroes are real? - Surveillance to declare eradication. Protect (Spring 2014): 17-18. http://biosecurity.org.nz/images/pdfs/Protect/Protect-Spring-2014.pdf (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Ward DF, Young M, Booth KAM, Beggs JR 2014. Patterns of beetle diversity in kauri forest. New Zealand Entomologist 37(2): 75-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2014.884531 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Ward D, Morgan F 2014. Modelling the impacts of an invasive species across landscapes: a step-wise approach. PeerJ 2: e435. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.435 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Ward D, Anderson D, Barron M 2014. Progress on the eradication of Argentine ants. Landcare Research Contract Report ; LC1876. Landcare Research. 18 p. http://www.envirolink.govt.nz/Envirolink-reports/1-NLCC1/1471-NLRC172/ (Report, 2014)
  • Lester PJ, Brown SDJ, Edwards ED, Holwell GI, Pawson SM, Ward DF, Watts CH 2014. Critical issues facing New Zealand entomology. New Zealand Entomologist 37(1): 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2014.861789 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Ward D 2014. Options for the biological control of Vespula wasps in New Zealand. Landcare Research Contract Report ; LC1684. Landcare Research. 15 p. http://www.envirolink.govt.nz/Envirolink-reports/1-NLCC1/1414-TSDC100/ (Report, 2014)
  • Fernández-Triana J, Ward DF, Cardinal S, Van Achterberg C 2013. A review of Paroplitis (Braconidae, Microgastrinae), and description of a new genus from New Zealand, Shireplitis, with convergent morphological traits. Zootaxa 3722(4): 549-568. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3722.4.6 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Ward DF, Ramón-Laca A 2013. Molecular identification of the prey range of the invasive Asian paper wasp. Ecology and Evolution 3(13): 4408-4414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.826 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Lester PJ, Beggs JR, Brown RL, Edwards ED, Groenteman R, Toft RJ, Twidle AM, Ward DF 2013. The outlook for control of New Zealand’s most abundant, widespread and damaging invertebrate pests: social wasps. New Zealand Science Review 70(4): 56-62. http://www.scientists.org.nz/files/posts/admin/NZSR_70_4_Lester.pdf (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Ward DF 2013. Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 36(1): 30-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2012.758029 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Ward D 2013. Status of control options for Vespula wasps in New Zealand. Landcare Research contract report ; LC1162. Landcare Research. 48 p. http://www.envirolink.govt.nz/Envirolink-reports/1-NLCC1/1226-TSDC88/ (Report, 2013)
  • Ward DF 2013. Revision of Bethylidae (Hymenoptera) from New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 36(2): 107-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2012.759084 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Ward DF, Stanley MC 2013. Site occupancy and detection probability of Argentine ant populations. Journal of Applied Entomology 137(3): 197-203. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2012.01722.x (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Stanley MC, Nathan HW, Phillips LK, Knight SJ, Galbraith JA, Winks CJ, Ward DF 2013. Invasive interactions: can Argentine ants indirectly increase the reproductive output of a weed? Arthropod-plant interactions 7(1): 59-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11829-012-9215-2 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Stanley MC, Ward DF 2012. Impacts of Argentine ants on invertebrate communities with below-ground consequences. Biodiversity and conservation 21: 2653-2669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-012-0324-0 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Smith MA, Fernández-Triana JL, Eveleigh E, Gómez J, Guclu C, Hallwachs W, Hebert PDN, Hrcek J, Huber JT, Janzen D, Mason PG, Miller S, Quicke DLJ, Rodriguez JJ, Rougerie R, Shaw MR, Várkonyi G, Ward DF, Whitfield JB, Zaldívar-Riverón A 2012. DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): impacts after 8 years and nearly 20 000 sequences. Molecular ecology resources 13(2): 168-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12038 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Ward DF 2012. More than just records: analysing natural history collections for biodiversity planning. PLoS ONE 7(11): e50346. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050346 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Ward DF, Eary JW, Schnitzler F-R, Hitchmough RA, StringerI.A.N. 2012. The conservation status of New Zealand Hymenoptera. New Zealand entomologist 35(2): 116-119. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00779962.2012.686315 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Ward DF 2012. Ant invasion at Papamoa Beach. The Weta 43(1): 13-14. http://ento.org.nz/nzentomologist/new_issues/Weta43_1_2012/Weta43_1_13-14.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Ward DF 2011. Ichneumonidae of New Zealand. http://ichneumonidae.landcareresearch.co.nz, updated 2013. (Web Page, 2011)
  • Roura-Pascual N, Hui C, Ikeda T, Leday G, Richardson DM, Carpintero S, Espadaler X, Gomez C, Guenard B, Hartley S, Krushelnycky P, Lester PJ, McGeoch MA, Menke SB, Pedersen JS, Pitt JPW, Reyes J, Sanders NJ, Suarez AV, Touyama Y, Ward D, Ward PS, Worner SP 2011. Relative roles of climatic suitability and anthropogenic influence in determining the pattern of spread in a global invader. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(1): 220-225. http://www.pnas.org/content/108/1/220.full.pdf+html (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Fernandez-Triana JL, Ward DF, Whitfield JB 2011. Kiwigaster gen. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from New Zealand: the first Microgastrinae with sexual dimorphism in number of antennal segments. Zootaxa 2932: 24-32. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/1/zt02932p032.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Ward D, Goulet H 2011. Moaxiphia goulayi sp.n. (Hymenoptera: Xiphydriidae), a new endemic woodwasp from New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist 34: 1-4. http://www.ento.org.nz/nzentomologist/new_issues/NZEnto34_1_2011/Volume_34_1-4.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Ward D 2011. Poecilocryptus zealandicus sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Labeninae) from New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist 34(1): 37-39. http://www.ento.org.nz/nzentomologist/new_issues/NZEnto34_1_2011/Volume_34_37-39.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Ward D, Early J 2010. Guide to the family-level identification of Hymenoptera in New Zealand v1.0 Online LUCID Phoenix key. Landcare Research. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosystematics/invertebrates/hymenoptera/family_key/index.asp (Online Database, 2010)
  • Ward DF, Green C, Harris RJ, Hartley S, Lester PJ, Stanley MC, Suckling DM, Toft RJ 2010. Twenty years of Argentine ants in New Zealand : past research and future priorities for applied management. New Zealand entomologist 33: 68-78. http://www.ento.org.nz/nzentomologist/new_issues/NZEnto33_1_2010/Volume_33_68-78.pdf (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Ward D 2009. Primary type specimens in the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) : Hymenoptera. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosystematics/invertebrates/nzac/hymen_primary_types.asp (updated July 2009). (Web Page, 2009)
  • Ward D 2009. Curation status of Hymenoptera in the New Zealand Arthropod Collection 2009. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosystematics/invertebrates/nzac/curstat.asp (updated July 2009). (Web Page, 2009)
  • Ward D 2009. Checklist of New Zealand Hymenoptera version 7.0, 2009. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosystematics/invertebrates/hymenoptera/2009/checklist_index_2009.asp. (Web Page, 2009)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Editor, New Zealand Entomologist, Entomological Society of New Zealand
  • Editoral Board of PeerJ, PeerJ
  • Academic Editor of PLOS ONE, PLOS ONE

Skills

Skills

  • Entomology
  • Invasive ants
  • Invertebrate Ecology
  • Species Distribution Modelling
  • Arthropod Collection