New reports on ruru nesting and Island conservation

Date posted: 02-Oct-2017

Two new reports have been added to the website. The first gives details of a summer students..

2018 calendars now available

Date posted: 27-Sep-2017

Our latest calendar, beautifully illustrated with images taken on the Island, is now available fo..

Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

Extra Dawn Chorus Trip

Date posted: 20-Oct-2016

Stop Press: Extra Dawn Chorus trip now scheduled for Thursday 27th October 2016. ..

2016 AGM

Date posted: 06-Sep-2016

The 2016 AGM was held at the Kohia Centre at 7:30 pm on Monday 19th September. Click here (/..

Previous Research on Tiritiri Matangi

Many research projects have been completed on Tiri on a wide range of subjects.  Researchers have come from schools right through to university doctoral projects.  We ask university researchers to provide us with a copy of their final report or thesis.  The authors and titles of theses are listed here.

Anderson, S.

Changes in native ecosystem processes: the dynamics of pollination and

dispersal in New Zealand forest.

1997. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Baber, M.J.

Offshore islands and management of the takahe: can islands support a viable population?

1996. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Boyer, A-S.

Microbial infection of avian eggs: a threat to all synchronously incubating species? Case study of New Zealand’s little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor)

2010. Unpublished thesis, Massey University.

 

Cashmore, P.

Revegetation ecology on Tiritiri Matangi Island and its application to Motutapu Island.

1995. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Cassey, P.

Estimating animal abundance: an assessment of distance sampling techniques for New Zealand populations.

1997. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Castro, I.

Behavioural ecology and management of hihi (Notiomystis cincta), an endemic New Zealand honeyeater.

1995. Unpublished thesis, Massey University.

 

Clarke, D.J.

Beetle community dynamics in a restored ecosystem: an investigation into the invertebrate fauna of Tiritiri Matangi Island.

2002. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Dawson, N.

The behavioural ecology and management of the takahe.

1994. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Ewen, J.G.

A genetic and behavioural investigation of extra-pair copulation in stitchbirds (Notiomystis cincta) breeding on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

1998. Unpublished thesis, Massey University.

 

Girardet, S.

Tools for protecting endangered species: eradication, translocation,

triangulation.

2000. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Habgood, M.J.

Behavioural interactions between copper (Cyclodina aenea) and moko

(Oligosoma moco) skinks: implications for translocations.

2003. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Hoyle, S.D.

North Island saddlebacks on Tiritiri Matangi Island: a computer model of

population dynamics.

1993. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.
 

 

Jones, G.

The little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) on Tiritiri Matangi Island. *

1978. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.
 

 

Jones, R.

Behavioural ecology and habitat requirements of kokako (Callaeas cinerea

wilsoni) on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

2000. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Li, X.L.

The structure and function of female song in bellbird (Anthornis melanura).

2002. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Lindsay, K.A.

The sustainability of natural area tourism: a case study of Tiritiri Matangi

Island. **

2004. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Low, M.R.

The behavioural ecology of forced copulation in the New Zealand stitchbird (hihi).

2004. Unpublished thesis, Massey University.

 

Low, M.R.

Putting conservation medicine into practice: examples from three endemic New Zealand bird species 2005.

2005. Unpublished thesis, Massey University

 

Miyazaki, M.

Relationships among male size, reproductive success, female choice and male advertising calls in little penguins (Eudyptula minor).

2002. Unpublished thesis, University of Waikato.
 

 

Moller, H.

Ecology of Rattus Exulans on Tiritiri Matangi Island. *

1977. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Murphy, S.M.

The interaction of social organisation and parentage with vocalisation in the North Island saddleback.

1989. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Myers, S.C.

Studies in the ecology of Beilschmedia tarairi.

1984. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Nakagawa, S.

Heart rate as a measure of social recognition: do little blue penguin chicks use unique vocal signatures to distinguish siblings from other chicks.

2000. Unpublished thesis, University of Waikato.

 

Ortiz Catedral, L.

Breeding ecology of a translocated population of red-crowned kakariki (cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) on Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand.

2006. Unpublished thesis, Massey University.

 

Parker, K.A.

Ecology and management of North Island fernbird (Bowdleria punctata

vealeae).

2002. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Pierre, J.P.

Behaviour, ecology and reintroduction biology of the South Island saddleback Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus.

1995. Unpublished thesis, University of Canterbury.

 

van Rensburg, M.J.

Parasitism, disease and breeding ecology of little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) on Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand

2010. Unpublished thesis, Massey University.

 

Roberts, M.

Ecological parasitology of Rattus exulans.

1990. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Ross, E.L.

Petrels and the terrestrial environment on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

1999. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Ruffell, J.S.

The use of translocation in tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus punctatus) conservation and relationships between the tuatara and the tick Aponomma sphenodonti (Acari: Ixodidae)

2005. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Seabrook-Davison, M.N.H.

An evaluation of the conservation of New Zealand’s threatened biodiversity. Management, species recovery and legislation.

2010. Unpublished thesis, Massey University.

 

Small, A.O.

Investigating possible causes for hatching failure of takahe (Porphyrio

hochstetteri) on island refuges.

1999. Unpublished thesis, University of Otago.

 

Stamp, R.

Factors affecting reproductive success of the North Island saddleback on

Tiritiri Matangi Island.

1999. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Thorogood, R.

Decisions mothers make: food availability and maternal investment of hihi

(Notiomystis cincta).

2004. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Ussher, G.

Feeding ecology and dietary interactions of tuatara and kiore on the Chicken Islands.

1995. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Ussher, G.

Restoration of threatened species populations: tuatara rehabilitations and reintroductions.

1999. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

West, C.J.

Aspects of regeneration on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

1980. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Wilson, L.R.

The ecology and management of honeyeaters in Northern New Zealand.

1997. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

Withers, S.J.

The structure, function and variation of song in the adult male hihi (Notiomystis cincta).

2005. Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.

 

*   Thesis has not been held on Tiritiri Matangi

** Thesis missing