Amy Whitehead's Research

the ecological musings of a conservation biologist

Publications

Below is a list of my recent publications.  If you are interested in downloading a copy, look for the pdf or email for pdf links.  The latter will automatically generate an email that will get you an instant response with links to the pdfs (thus bypassing journal restrictions about posting pdfs online).  All you have to do is hit send – go on, do it!  You can also find me & my publications on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.



Peer-reviewed articles

Larned, S., T.H. Snelder, M. Schallenberg, R. McDowell, S.R. Harris, C. Rissman, M. Beare, G. Tipa, S.K. Crow, C. Daughney, A. Herzig, M. Green, G. Sevicke-Jones & A.L. Whitehead. (2017). Shifting from land-use capability to land-use suitability in the Our Land & Water National Science Challenge. Occasional Report No. 30. Fertiliser and Lime Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. [pdf]

Whitehead, A.L., H. Kujala & B.A. Wintle. (2017). Dealing with cumulative biodiversity impacts in strategic environmental assessment: A new frontier for conservation planning. Conservation Letters 10: 195–204. [online][pdf][altmetrics]

Wilson, D.J.,  P.O. Lyver, T.C. Greene, A.L. Whitehead, K.M. Dugger, B.J. Karl, J.R.F. Barringer, R. McGarry, A.M. Pollard & D.G. Ainley. (2017). South Polar Skua breeding populations in the Ross Sea assessed from demonstrated relationship with penguin numbers. Polar Biology 40: 577-592. [online][pdf]

Morán-Ordóñez, A., A.L. Whitehead, G.W. Luck, G.D. Cook, R. Maggini, J.A. Fitzsimons & B.A. Wintle. (2017). Analysis of trade-offs between biodiversity, carbon farming and agricultural development in northern Australia reveals the benefits of strategic planning. Conservation Letters 10: 94-104. [online][pdf][altmetrics]

Whitehead, A.L., P.O’B. Lyver, G. Ballard, K.J. Barton, B.J. Karl, S. Jennings, K.M. Dugger, A. Lescroël, P.R. Wilson & D.G. Ainley. (2015). Factors driving Adélie penguin chick size, mass and condition at colonies of differing size in the southern Ross Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 523: 199-213. [online] [email for pdf]

Kujala, H., A.L. Whitehead, W. Morris & B.A. Wintle. (2015). Towards strategic offsetting of biodiversity loss using spatial prioritization concepts and tools: A case study on mining impacts in Australia. Biological Conservation 192: 513-521. [online] [email for pdf]

Lechner, A.M., N. Mcintyre, N. Bulovic, H. Kujala, A.L. Whitehead, A. Webster, B.A. Wintle, W. Rifkin & M. Scott. (2015). A GIS tool for land and water use planning in mining regions. In: Weber, T., McPhee, M.J. and Anderssen, R.S. (eds) MODSIM2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2015, pp. 1359–1365. [pdf]

Jones, C., P.O’B. Lyver, A.L. Whitehead, G. Forrester, J. Parkes & M. Sheehan. (2015). Grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma gouldi) productivity unaffected by kiore (Pacific rats, Rattus exulans) on a New Zealand offshore island. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 42: 131-144. [online] [email for pdf]

Jones, C., P.O’B. Lyver, C.J. Macleod, A.L. Whitehead & G. Forrester. (2015).  Variation in Grey-faced Petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) productivity with local burrow density and breeding island. Emu 115: 20-28. [online] [email for pdf]

Pettit, C., R. Klosterman, P. Delaney, A.L. Whitehead, H. Kujala, A. Bromage & M. Nino-Ruiz. (2015) An Online What if? Planning Support System: A Land Suitability Case Study in Western Australia. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy 8: 93-112 [online] [email for pdf]

Whitehead, A.L., H. Kujala, C.D. Ives, A. Gordon, P.E. Lentini, B.A. Wintle, E. Nicholson & C.M. Raymond. (2014). Integrating biological and social values when prioritizing places for biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 28:992–1003. [online] [email for pdf] [blog post] [altmetrics] [conference presentation]

Whitehead, A.L., P.O’B. Lyver, C. Jones, C.J. Macleod, P.J. Bellingham, M. Coleman, B.J. Karl, K. Drew, D. Pairman, A.M. Gormley & R.P Duncan. (2014). Establishing accurate baseline estimates of breeding populations of a burrowing seabird, the Grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 169: 109-116. [online] [email for pdf][altmetrics]

Whitehead, A.L., A.E. Byrom, R.I. Clayton, & R.P. Pech. (2014). Removal of livestock alters native plant and invasive mammal communities in a dry grassland–shrubland ecosystem. Biological Invasions 16: 1105-1118. [online] [email for pdf] [blog post][altmetrics]

Whitehead, A.L., G.P. Elliott, & A.R. McIntosh. (2010). Large-scale predator control increases population viability of a rare New Zealand riverine duck. Austral Ecology 35: 722–730. [online] [email for pdf]

Whitehead, A.L., K.A. Edge, A.F. Smart, G.S. Hill & M.J. Willans. (2008). Large scale predator control improves the productivity of a rare New Zealand riverine duck. Biological Conservation 141: 2784–2794. [online] [email for pdf]

Whitehead, A.L. (2008). Editorial. New Zealand Natural Sciences 33: 1.

Whitehead, A.L., B.O. David & G.P. Closs. (2002). Ontogenetic shift in nocturnal microhabitat selection by giant kokopu (Pisces: Galaxiidae) in a New Zealand stream. Journal of Fish Biology 61: 1373–1385. [online] [email for pdf]


Popular Articles, Theses & Reports

Whitehead, A.L., H. Kujala & B.A. Wintle. (2015). Identifying conservation priorities and assessing impacts of proposed future development in the Perth and Peel Regions of Western Australia. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC. Pp 151.

Kujala, H., A.L. Whitehead & B.A. Wintle. (2015). Identifying conservation priorities and assessing impacts and trade-offs of proposed future development in the Lower Hunter Valley in New South Wales. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC. Pp 100. [online]

Kujala, H. & A.L. Whitehead. (2015). Identifying biodiversity priorities in the Port-Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area in New South Wales. A report to Port-Macquarie-Hastings Council. Melbourne. Pp 47.

Kujala, H. & A.L. Whitehead. (2015). Identifying biodiversity priorities in the Wyong Local Government Area in New South Wales. A report to Wyong Shire Council. Melbourne. Pp 91.

Vorwerk, R., A.L. Whitehead & H Kujala. (2014). Socially-acceptable conservation planning: How can we integrate biological and social values to improve conservation? Decision Point 80: 10–11. [pdf]

Wilson, D.J., P.O’B. Lyver, A.L. Whitehead, T.C. Greene, K. Dugger, B.J. Karl, J.R.F. Barringer, R McGarry, A.M. Pollard & D.G Ainley. (2014). Adélie penguin colony size predicts south polar skua abundance on Ross Island, Antarctica. CCAMLR Working Paper WG-EMM-14/55. Hobart, Australia. 27 p. [online]

Whitehead, A.L. & H Kujala. (2013) Modelling and prioritising options for Matters of National Environmental Significance: Lower Hunter Sustainable Regional Development Information Sheet.  National Environmental Research Program Environmental Decisions Hub[pdf]

Whitehead, A.L., P.O’B. Lyver, G. Ballard, K. Barton, B.J. Karl, D.G. Ainley, K. Dugger, S. Jennings, A. Lescroël & P.R. Wilson. (2013). Competition-mediated prey availability drives Adélie penguin (Pygocelis adeliae) chick size, mass and condition at colonies of differing size in the southern Ross Sea. CCAMLR Working Paper WG-EMM-13-31. Hobart, Australia, 21 p. [online]

Lyver, P.O’B., C. Jones & A.L. Whitehead. (2012). The re-establishment of a customary harvest of kuia (grey-faced petrels) by Ngāti Awa, Bay of Plenty. Kararehe Kino 20: 18–19. [pdf]

Whitehead, A.L., A.E. Byrom, R.P. Pech & R.I. Clayton. (2011). Community responses to livestock removal of drylands. Kararehe Kino 18: 9. [pdf]

Whitehead, A.L. & D.M. Tompkins. (2011). Predicting the impacts of facial tumour disease on populations of Tasmanian devils. Kararehe Kino 17: 12-13. [pdf]

Whitehead, A.L. (2010). Potential transmission functions of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease. Contract Report. Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A.L. (2009). Tools for managing threatened species: improving the effectiveness of whio conservation. PhD thesis. School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. [pdf]

Whitehead, A. L., A.F. Smart, K.A. Edge, M. Willans & G. Hill. (2007). The status of blue duck (whio) populations in Fiordland, New Zealand, in response to stoat control: a review of productivity, survival, and juvenile dispersal 2000-2006.  Contract report. Department of Conservation. Te Anau, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., C. Golding & A.F. Smart (2006). Whio productivity and survival – Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau Valleys, Fiordland National Park 2004/05.  Contract report. Department of Conservation. Te Anau, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L. & A.F. Smart. (2006). Whio productivity and survival – Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau Valleys, Fiordland National Park 2005/06.  Contract report. Department of Conservation. Te Anau, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A.L. (2004). Optimal harvest of shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirynchus platyorynchus Rafinesque) in the Wabash River, Illinois. MSc Thesis. Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. [pdf]

Whitehead, A.L. (2001). Habitat selection in drift-feeding fish: do giant kokopu play by the rules? BSc (Hons) Dissertation. Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.


Conference abstracts

Whitehead A.L., J. Zeldis, D. Plew, R. Storey, O. Burge, A. Madarasz-Smith, M. Oliver, L. Stevens, B. Robertson, B. Dudley. (2017). Demonstrating the New Zealand Estuary Trophic Index (ETI) Tools. New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand. [conference presentation]

Whitehead A.L. & D.J. Booker. (2016). NZ River Maps: a web-based tool to visualise and quantify spatial data for fresh waters. New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society. Invercargill, New Zealand. [conference presentation]

Whitehead, A.L., H. Kujala, E. Pears & B.A. Wintle. (2015). Dealing with cumulative biodiversity impacts in strategic environmental assessment: a new frontier for conservation planning. New Zealand Ecological Society. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A.L., Kujala, H., Ives, C., Gordon, A., Lentini, P.E., Wintle, B.A., Nicholson, E. & Raymond, C.M. (2014). Socially-acceptable conservation planning: integrating biological & social values to improve conservation. Ecological Society of Australia. Alice Springs, NT, Australia. [conference presentation]

Whitehead, A.L., Kujala, H. & Wintle, B.A. (2013). Avoiding extinction by a thousand cuts: evaluating strategic approaches to offsetting impacts of urban expansion on biodiversity. EcoTas13: 5th Joint Conference of the New Zealand Ecological Society and Ecological Society of Australia. Auckland, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A.L., Kujala, H. & Wintle, B.A. (2013). Avoiding extinction by a thousand cuts: evaluating strategic approaches to offsetting impacts of urban expansion on biodiversity. International Congress of Ecology. London, UK.

Whitehead, A. L., Lyver, P. O., Ballard, G., Barton, K. J., Karl, B. J., Ainley, D. G., Dugger, K. M., Lescroël, A., & Wilson, P.R. (2012). Drivers of Adélie penguin chick mass and condition at three colonies on Ross Island. Antartica New Zealand Science Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Clayton, R. I., Norbury, G., Pech, R. P., & Byrom, A. E. (2012). Responses by native plant and invasive mammal communities to de-stocking. Invasive Mammal Impacts Meeting. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Lyver, P. O., Jones, C., Macleod, C. J., Bellingham, P. J., Pairman, D., Coleman, M., Karl, B.J. & Drew. K. (2011). Oi! Can we harvest? Modelling populations and harvest of grey-faced petrels. International Congress of Conservation Biology. Auckland, New Zealand.

Byrom, A. E., Clayton, R.I., Pech, R., & Whitehead, A. L. (2010). Shrubs and invasive mammals on retired crown land. Presented to the Landcare Research Biosecurity Bonanza (workshop for stakeholders).

Byrom, A., Clayton, R.I., Norbury, G., Pech, R., & Whitehead, A. L. (2010). Removal of livestock increases native vegetation richness and alters suites of invasive mammal pests in dry grassland/shrubland ecosystems. Australasian Wildlife Management Society.

Whitehead, A. L., McIntosh, A. R., Leathwick, J. R., & Elliott, G. P. (2010). Get more ducks for your bucks: tools for prioritising conservation management of threatened species. International Congress of Conservation Biology. Edmonton, Canada.

Whitehead, A. L., McIntosh, A. R., Leathwick, J. R., & Elliott, G. P. (2009). Get more ducks for your bucks: tools for prioritising conservation management of threatened species. International Congress of Ecology. Brisbane, Australia.

Whitehead, A. L., McIntosh, A. R., Leathwick, J. R., & Elliott, G. P. (2008). Get more ducks for your bucks: tools for prioritising conservation management of threatened species. New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Leathwick, J. R., Elliott, G. P., & McIntosh, A. R. (2008). Get more ducks for your bucks: Tools for prioritising conservation for threatened species. Internation Congress of Conservation Biology. Chattanooga, TN.

Whitehead, A. L., Leathwick, J. R., Elliott, G. P., & McIntosh, A. R. (2008). Get more ducks for your bucks: Tools for prioritising conservation for threatened species. New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Conference. New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Leathwick, J. R., Elliott, G. P., & McIntosh, A. R. (2008). Get more ducks for your bucks: Tools for prioritising conservation for threatened species. University of Canterbury Annual Biology Colloquium of Doctoral Students. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., McIntosh, A. R., & Leathwick, J. R. (2007). Assessing habitat suitability for species with fragmented distributions: how do we determine potential whio range? Joint New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society and Australian Society of Limnology Conference. Queenstown, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Leathwick, J. R., & McIntosh, A. R. (2007). Assessing habitat suitability for species with fragmented distributions: How do we determine potential whio range? New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Willans, M., Edge, K. A., & Smart, A. F. (2006). The future of whio in Fiordland National Park: is linear stoat control sufficient to ensure persistence? University of Canterbury Annual Biology Colloquium of Doctoral Students. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Willans, M., Edge, K. A., & Smart, A. F. (2006). The future of whio in Fiordland National Park: is linear stoat control sufficient to ensure persistence? New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Whitehead, A. L., Willans, M. J., Edge, K.-A., & Smart, A. F. (2006). The future of whio in Fiordland National Park: Is linear stoat control sufficient to ensure persistence? New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.

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