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