Scientific Publications

Ross PM, Beentjes M, Cope J, de Lange W, McFadgen B, Redfearn P, Searle B, Skerrett M, Smith H, Smith S, Te Tuhi J, Tamihana J and Williams JR. (2017) The biology, ecology and history of toheroa: a review of scientific, local and customary knowledge. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2017.1383279


Ross PM, Pande A, Jones B, Cope J, Flowers G (2017) First detection of gas bubble disease and Rickettsia-like organisms in Paphies ventricosa, a New Zealand surf clam. Journal of Fish Diseases. DOI: 10.1111/jfd.12684


Helmuth B, Choi F, Matzelle A, Torossian J, Morello S, Smith A, Yamane L, Strickland D, Szathmary PL, Gilman S, Tockstein A, Hilbish T, Burrows M, Power AM, Gosling E, Mieszkowska N, Harley C, Nishizaki M, Carrington E, Menge B, Petes L, Foley M, Johnson A, Poole M, Noble M, Richmond E, Robart M, Robinson J, Sapp J, Sones J, Broitman B, Denny M, Mach K, Miller L, O'Donnell M, Ross PM, Hofmann G, Zippay M, Blanchette C, Macfarlan JA, Carpizo-Ituarte E, Ruttenberg B, Mejía CP, McQuaid C, Lathlean J, Monaco C, Nicastro K, Zardi G (2016) Long-term, high frequency in situ measurements of intertidal mussel bed temperatures using biomimetic sensors. Nature Scientific Data. DOI:10.1038/sdata.2016.87

Schiel DR, Ross PM, Battershill CN (2016) Environmental effects of the MV Rena ship wreck: cross-disciplinary investigations of oil and debris impacts on a coastal ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 50: 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2015.1133665

Dempsey T, Ross PM, Hartland A, McSweeney C, Battershill CN (2016) Measurement of shipwreck-derived waterborne trace metals using DGT samplers. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 50: 115-130. DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2015.1127829

Ross, P.M., Battershill, C., Loomb, C. (2016) The wreck of the Rena: spatial and temporal analysis of contaminants in the sediments and fauna of Astrolabe Reef. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 50: 87-114. DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2015.1077873

Ross PM, Fairweather R, Culliford D, Park S, Pilditch CA and Battershill CN (2016) In situ sampling reveals rapid uptake and depuration of hydrocarbons by surf clams affected by the Rena oil spill. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 50: 56-69. DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2015.1084934

Battershill CN, Ross PM, Schiel DR (2016) The MV Rena Shipwreck: time-critical scientific response and environmental legacies. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 50: 173-182. DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2015.1134593

Parsons DM, Sim-Smith CJ, Cryer M, Francis M, Hartill B, Jones EG, Le Port A, Lowe M, Morrison M, Paul L, Radford C, Ross PM, Spong KT, Trnski T, Usmar N, Walsh C, Zeldis J (2014) Snapper (Chrysophrys auratus): a review of life history and key vulnerabilities in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 48: 256-283.

Ross, P.M., Hogg, I.D., Pilditch, C.A., Lundquist C.J. and Wilkins, R.J. (2011) Population genetic structure of the New Zealand estuarine clam Austrovenus stutchburyi reveals population subdivision and congruence with biogeographic boundaries. Estuaries and Coasts. 35: 143-154. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-011-9429-z

Shears, N.T. and Ross, P.M. (2010) Toxic cascades: multiple anthropogenic stressors have complex and unanticipated interactive effects on temperate reefs. Ecology Letters. 13: 1149-1159. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01512.x

Ross, P.M., Hogg, I.D., Pilditch, C.A. and Lundquist C.J. (2009) Phylogeography of New Zealand’s coastal benthos. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 43: 1009-1027.

Banks, J.C., Ross, P.M. and Smith, T. (2009) Report of a mummified leopard seal carcass in the southern Dry Valleys, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Antarctic Science.22: 43-44.

Shears, N and Ross, P. (2009). Blooms of benthic dinoflagellates of the genus Ostreopsis; an increasing and ecologically important phenomenon on temperate reefs in New Zealand and worldwide. Harmful Algae. 8:916-925.

Ross, P.M., Thrush, S.F., and Montgomery, J.C., Walker, J.W., Parsons, D.M. (2007). Habitat complexity and predation risk determine juvenile snapper (Pagrus auratus) and goatfish (Upeneichthys lineatus) behaviour and distribution. Marine and Freshwater Research 55:1144-1151.