2020 Conservation Week

Date posted: 12-Aug-2020

Meet the Takahē on Tiritiri Matangi Island When: 1:30 pm, ..

AGM 2020

Date posted: 25-Jul-2020

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2020 due to Covid restrictions at t..

Ferry Resuming July 4th!

Date posted: 01-Jun-2020

Great News!!! We have confirmation Fuller360 ferry service to Tiritiri Matangi wi..

The 2020 Photo Competition Winners

Date posted: 22-May-2020

Here are the winning and commended photos from this year's competition. Congratulations to the photo..

Celebrate the Takahe Art Competition

Date posted: 08-Apr-2020

Hi Tiri Kids, It’s TakahÄ“ Awareness Month! Everyone loves our takah..

COVID-19 Important Information

Date posted: 25-Mar-2020

The government has announced that New Zealand is now at alert level 2 for COVID-19. Th..

2019 Winner Primary School Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Ethan Raymond

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Ethan has helped the Enviro-Warriors in many ways such as planning, gard..

2019 Winner Y8-Y13 NIWA Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Abby Haezelwood

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Abby Haezelwood with her winning Science Exhibit on Plastic Beaches at the NIWA Taihoro Nuk..

The Tiritiri Concert

Date posted: 11-Feb-2020

Folk on the Water The 2020 Tiritiri Matangi Conce..

2020 Photo competition now open

Date posted: 15-Jan-2020

This year's photo competition is now open for entries. Please click here (/m..

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 Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.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 Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.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 Unpublished thesis, Massey University.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 Unpublished thesis, University of Auckland.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