NZ Journal of Ecology

Journal Editor: Jo Monks     Technical Journal Editor: Anne Austin

The New Zealand Journal of Ecology is a peer-reviewed journal publishing ecological research relevant to New Zealand/Aotearoa and the South Pacific. It has been published since 1952 (as a 1952 issue of New Zealand Science Review and as the Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society until 1977). The Journal is published by the New Zealand Ecological Society (Inc.), and is covered by Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Science, GEOBASE, and Geo Abstracts. The ISI impact factor for 2012 was 1.82.

  In Press:
volume 38, issue 2, 2014

Articles in press are made available as soon as they are complete. These articles lack page numbers and should be cited as in press until the print version is published.
  Current Issue:
Review article
Fire, grazing and the evolution of New Zealand grasses
Matt S. McGlone, George L. W. Perry, Gary J. Houliston and Henry E. Connor
Pages: 1–11
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 671 KB)

Research article
Thermal environment of New Zealand’s gradual and abrupt treeline ecotones
Ellen Cieraad and Matt McGlone
Pages: 12–25
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 1.96 MB)

Research article
Simulating long-term vegetation dynamics using a forest landscape model: the post-Taupo succession on Mt Hauhungatahi, North Island, New Zealand
Timothy Thrippleton, Klara Dolos, George L. W. Perry, Jürgen Groeneveld and Björn Reineking
Pages: 26–38
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 7.38 MB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 7.38 MB)

Research article
When belowground rumbles: a plant’s interactions with antagonists are robust to earthquake-induced shifts in the below-ground environment
Roseanna Gamlen-Greene, John Clemens, Justin Morgenroth, Marcus Lechner and William Godsoe
Pages: 39–44
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 1.19 MB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 1.19 MB)

Research article
Prey capture behaviour by pygmy bluetongue lizards with simulated grazing
Melissa Pettigrew and C. Michael Bull
Pages: 45–52
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 315 KB)

Research article
Habitat complexity and management intensity positively influence fledging success in the endangered hihi (Notiomystis cincta)
Troy Makan, Isabel Castro, Alastair W. Robertson, Michael K. Joy and Matthew Low
Pages: 53–63
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 404 KB)

Research article
Habitat use by kiore (Rattus exulans) and Norway rats (R. norvegicus) on Kapiti Island, New Zealand
Gary N. Bramley
Pages: 64–75
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 714 KB)

Research article
Multiple paternity and differential male breeding success in wild ship rats (Rattus rattus)
Carolyn King, Tom Winstanley, John Innes and Dianne Gleeson
Pages: 76–85
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 661 KB)

Research article
How can we detect introduced mammalian predators in non-forest habitats? A comparison of techniques
Georgina A. Pickerell, Colin F. J. O’Donnell, Deborah J. Wilson and Philip J. Seddon
Pages: 86–102
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 919 KB)

Research article
A principles-based decision tree for future investigations of native New Zealand birds during aerial 1080 operations
Clare J. Veltman, Ian M. Westbrooke, Ralph G. Powlesland and Terry C. Greene
Pages: 103–109
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 591 KB)

Research article
Anticoagulant rodenticide brodifacoum detected in dead nestlings of an insectivorous passerine
Bryce M. Masuda, Penny Fisher and Ian G. Jamieson
Pages: 110–115
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 284 KB)

Research article
Efficacy of bird repellents at deterring North Island robins (Petroica australis longipes) and tomtits (P. macrocephala toitoi) from baits
B. Kay Clapperton, Dai K. J. Morgan, Tim D. Day, Kerry E. Oates, Alison M. Beath, Neil R. Cox and Lindsay R. Matthews
Pages: 116–123
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 537 KB)

Research article
Declining eastern rockhopper (Eudyptes filholi) and erect-crested (E. sclateri) penguins on the Antipodes Islands, New Zealand
Johanna A. Hiscock and B. Louise Chilvers
Pages: 124–131
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 1.76 MB)

Research article
Factors influencing occupancy of modified artificial refuges for monitoring the range-restricted Banks Peninsula tree weta Hemideina ricta (Anostostomatidae)
Mike H. Bowie, Warwick J. Allen, Jill McCaw and Rachel van Heugten
Pages: 132–138
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 930 KB)

Research article
Compensating for ecological harm – the state of play in New Zealand
Marie A. Brown, Bruce D. Clarkson, R.T. Theo Stephens and Barry J. Barton
Pages: 139–146
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 207 KB)

Short Communication
Changes in Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) den site use following density reduction
Belinda I. Whyte, James G. Ross and Hannah L. Buckley
Pages: 147–151
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 314 KB)

Short Communication
Use of forensic genetics to detect a potential incursion of the brushtail possum onto Great Barrier Island
Ana Ramón-Laca and Dianne Gleeson
Pages: 152–155
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 184 KB)


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