Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Recent publications

Barron M, Pech R, Whitford J, Yockney I, de Lisle G, Nugent G 2011. Longevity of Mycobacterium bovisin brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) carcasses, and contact rates between possums and carcasses. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59: 209–217.

Bosson M, Nugent G, Ramsey D, Caley P 2011. Combining livestock and wildlife surveillance data to access the likelihood of freedom from bovine tuberculosis in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35: 195.

Brown PR, Singleton GR, Pech RP, Hinds LA, Krebs CJ 2010. Rodent outbreaks in Australia: mouse plagues in cereal crops. Rodent outbreaks – Ecology and impacts, (eds. G.R. Singleton, S.R. Belmain, P.R. Brown and B. Hardy) International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines, pp. 225–238.

Cross ML, Fleming SB, Cowan PE, Scobie S, Whelan E, Prada D, Mercer AA, Duckworth JA 2011. Vaccinia virus as a vaccine delivery system for marsupial wildlife. Vaccine 29: 4537–4543.

Cross ML, Zheng T, Duckworth JA, Cowan PE 2011. Could recombinant technology facilitate the realisationof a fertility-control vaccine for possums? New Zealand Journal of Zoology 38:91–111.

Duncan RP, Holland EP, Pech RP, Barron M, Nugent G, Parkes JP 2011. The relationship between possum density and browse damage on kamahi in New Zealand forests. Austral Ecology 36: 858–869.

Forsyth DM, Thomson C, Hartley LJ, MacKenzie DI, Price R, Wright EF, Mortimer JAJ, Nugent G, Wilson L, Livingstone P 2011. Long-term changes in the relative abundances of introduced deer in New Zealand estimated from faecal pellet frequencies. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 38: 237–249.

Glen AS 2011. Ecology of the Australian dingo: a carnivore with an identity crisis. Journal of Science Education 12: 59–62.

Glen AS, Dickman CR 2011. Why are there so many spotted-tailed quolls Dasyurus maculatus in parts of north-eastern New South Wales? Australian Zoologist 35: 711–718.

Glen AS, Pennay M, Dickman CR, Wintle BA, Firestone KB 2010. Diets of sympatric native and introduced carnivores in the Barrington Tops, eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 36: 290–296.

Glen AS, Byrom AE, Pech RP, Cruz J, Schwab A, Sweetapple PJ, Yockney I, Nugent G, Coleman M, Whitford J 2011. Ecology of brushtail possums in a New Zealand dryland ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36: in press. Online early at:

Latham ADM, Latham MC, Boyce MS 2011. Habitat selection and spatial relationships of black bears (Ursus americanus) with woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in northeastern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 267–277.

Latham ADM, Latham MC, McCutchen NA, Boutin S 2011. Invading white-tailed deer change wolf-caribou dynamics in northeastern Alberta. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 204–212.

Nugent G, McShea WJ, Parkes J, Woodley S, Waithaka J, Moro J, Gutierrez R, Azorit C, Mendez Guerrero F, Flueck WT, Smith-FlueckJM 2011. Policies and management of overabundant deer (native or exotic) in protected areas. Animal Production Science 51: 384–389.

Nugent G, Warburton B, Thomson C, Sweetapple P, Ruscoe WA 2011. Effect of prefeeding, sowing rate and sowing pattern on efficacy of aerial 1080 poisoning of small-mammal pests in New Zealand. Wildlife Research 38: 249–259.

Parkes J, Fisher P, Forrester G 2011. Diagnosing the cause of failure to eradicate introduced rodents on islands: brodifacoum versus diphacinone and method of bait delivery. Conservation Evidence 8: 100–106.

Ruscoe WA, Ramsey DSL, Pech RP, Sweetapple PJ, Yockney I, Barron MC, Perry M, Nugent G, Carran R, Warne R, Brausch C, Duncan RP 2011. Unexpected consequences of control: competitive vs. predator release in a four-species assemblage of invasive mammals. Ecology Letters 14: 1035–1042.

Stokes VL, Banks PB, Pech RP, Spratt DM 2009. Competition in an invaded rodent community reveals black rats as a threat to native bush rats in littoral rainforest of south-eastern Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 1239–1247.

Stokes VL, Banks PB, Pech RP, Williams R 2009. Invasion by Rattus rattus into native coastal forests of south-eastern Australia: Are native small mammals at risk? Austral Ecology Vol. 34: 395–408.

Sutherland DR, Glen AS, de Tores PJ 2011. Could controlling mammalian carnivores lead to mesopredator release of carnivorous reptiles? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences 278: 641–648.