Alumni

I have been lucky to have a wonderful group of postgraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in my lab group. We benefit enormously from the connections and collaborations we have with our special alumni.

Postdoctoral Fellows

 
Lizzy Lowe  - The effects of urbanisation on beetle communities

Current position: Postdoc, Macquarie University

 
Cheryl Krull  - Roads as a barrier to invasive mammals

Current position: Lecturer, AUT (Auckland University Technology)

 

 PhD Students


Josie Galbraith – Does supplementary feeding contribute to the success of 
introduced bird species?

Current position: Natural Sciences Curator, Auckland Museum


Christine Sheppard – Potential distribution and invasiveness of newly established 
alien plants under different climate change scenarios.

Current position: Postdoc, University of Hohenheim


Cheryl Krull – Impact and management of feral pigs in temperate rainforest

Current position: Lecturer, AUT (Auckland University Technology)


Tania Jogesh – Consequences of global redistribution on the ecology and evolution 
of the invasive weed Pastinaca sativa and its associated insect fauna

Current position: Postdoc, Chicago Botanic Gardens
 
MSc Students


Robert Vennell – Estimating a damage function for feral pig disturbance

Current position: Collections Manager, Natural Sciences, Auckland Museum

Rebecca Lerhke – Assessing the Assessing the efficacy of disturbance-based
 management of black swans at the Auckland Airport

Current position: PhD candidate, Charles Darwin University


Sam Heggie-Gracie – Urban bird composition at different scales

Current position: Ecologist, Tonkin & Taylor

Sam Lincoln – Indirect impacts of mammalian pest control

Jess Devitt – Assessing the potential ecological impacts of the hadda beetle

Current position: PhD candidate, University of Auckland


Claire Warren – Kick-starting secondary succession in old fields: can artificial
perches influence seed rain?

Current Position: Department of Conservation


Eru Nathan – Determining the spatial extent of biodiversity outcomes mammalian
 predator pest management

Current position: Ecologist, Auckland Council


Vinni Pather – The ecology and future invasive potential of Jatropha curcas as a
 biofuel crop in New Zealand

Current position: Incursion investigator, Ministry for Primary Industries


Saronna Auina – The impact of Anopolepis gracilipes (yellow crazy ants) on 
invertebrate communities in Nu’utele, Samoa


Murray Fea - Reproductive ecology and impact of the invasive praying mantis 
Miomantis caffra

Current position: PhD candidate, University of Auckland


Jarrod Thompson – Coexistence in ant communities invaded by the ecologically 
dominant Argentine ant

Current Position: Team Leader, AsureQuality


Kenneth Sung – Environmental limitations of Argentine ants
BSc (Honours) students
 

Ellery McNaughton – The effect of supplementary feeding on Indian mynah 
in urban areas.

Current position: PhD candidate, University of Auckland


Robin Gardner-Gee – Invertebrates and restoration: testing restoration assumptions 
and assessing restoration success on Motuora Island.

Current Position: Scientist, Plant & Food Research
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