2015 Research outputs

Journal Articles




Adam Jaffe, A Framework for Evaluating the Beneficial Impacts of Publicly Funded Research, Motu Note 15, 2015, http://motu.nz/our-work/productivity-and-innovation/ science-and-innovation-policy/a-framework-for-evaluating-the-beneficial-impacts-of-publicly-funded-research/


Alex E. Morrison and Melinda Allen, ‘Agent-based modelling, molluscan population dynamics, and archaeomalacology’, Quaternary International, in pre-press, 2015


Alex James, Michael J. Plank, Axel G. Rossberg, Jonathan Beecham, Mark Emmerson and Jonathan W. Pitchford, ‘Constructing random matrices to represent real ecosystems’, American Naturalist, vol. 185, 2015, pp. 680-692


Alex James, Sue M. Molloy, Agate Ponder-Sutton, Michael J. Plank, Shona L. Lamoureaux, Graeme W. Bourdôt and Dave Kelly, ‘Modelling Tradescantia fluminensis to assess long term survival’, PeerJ, 2015


Andrea E. Byrom, Dean P. Anderson, Morgan Coleman, Caroline Thomson, Martin L. Cross and Roger P. Pech, ‘Assessing Movements of Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in Relation to Depopulated Buffer Zones for the Management of Wildlife Tuberculosis in New Zealand’, PLoS One, vol. 10, 2015


Armando J. R. Amaris and Murray P. Cox, ‘A flexible theoretical representation for the temporal dynamics of structured populations as paths on polytope complexes’, Journal of Mathematical Biology, vol. 71, 2015, pp. 735-766


B. D. Emanuelsson, W. T. Baisden, N. A. N. Bertler, E. D. Keller and V. Gkinis, ‘High-resolution continuous-flow analysis setup for water isotopic measurement from ice cores using laser spectroscopy’, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 8, 2015, pp. 2869-2883


Barry Milne, Roy Lay Yee, J.M. McLay, J. Pearson, Martin von Randow and Peter Davis, ‘Modelling the Early life-course (MELC): A microsimulation model of child development in New Zealand’, The International Journal of Microsimulation, vol. 8, 2015, pp. 28-60


Benjamin D Jones, Thegn N. Ladefoged, Gregory Asner, ‘Tracing the resilience and revitalisation of historic taro production in watpi’o valley, Hawai’i’, Journal of the Polynesian Society, vol. 124, 2015, pp. 83-109


Christopher M. Stevenson, Cedric O. Puleston, Peter M. Vitousek, Oliver A. Chadwick, Sonia Haoa and Thegn N. Ladefoged, ‘Variation in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) land use indicates production and population peaks prior to European contact’, Variation in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) land use indicates production and population peaks prior to European contact, vol. 112, 2015, pp. 1025-1030


Dave Maré, Dean R Hyslop and Richard Fabling, Firm Productivity Growth and Skill, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Working Papers 15-18, 2015,


Dave Maré, Ruth M. Pinkerton and Jacques Poot, Residential Assimilation of Immigrants: A Cohort Approach, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Working Papers 15-20, 2015,


David Framil Carpeño, Takahito Ohmura, Ling Zhang, Jérôme Leveneur, Michelle Dickinson, Christopher Seal, John Kennedy and Margaret Hyland, ‘Nanomechanical and in situ TEM characterization of boron carbide thin films on helium implanted substrates: Delamination, real-time cracking and substrate buckling’, Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 639, 2015, pp. 54-64


E. Penelope Holland and Alex James, ‘Assessing the efficacy of population-level models of mast seeding’, Theoretical Ecology, vol. 8, 2015, pp. 121-132



Eyal Apatov, Richard Fabling, Adam B. Jaffe, Michele Morris and Matt Thirkettle, ‘Agricultural Productivity in New Zealand: First Estimates from the Longitudinal Business Database’, Social Science Research Network, 2015 


Grant L. Norbury, Roger P. Pech, Andrea E. Byrom and John Innes, ‘Density-impact functions for terrestrial vertebrate pests and indigenous biota: Guidelines for conservation managers’, Biological Conservation, vol. 191, 2015, pp. 409-420


Grigor Aslanyan and Richard Easther, ‘Signatures of the very early Universe: Inflation, spatial curvature, and large scale anomalies’, Physical Review D – Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 91, 2015


Hong-bo Xiao, Qiong Chen, Ji-min Wang, Les Oxley and Heng-yun Ma, ‘The puzzle of the missing meat: Food away from home and China’s meat statistics’, Journal of Integrative Agriculture, vol. 14, 2015, pp. 1033-1044


Huguette Croisier, Xiahui Tan, Jun Chen, James Sneyd, Michael J. Sanderson and Bindi S. Brook, ‘Ryanodine Receptor Sensitization Results in Abnormal Calcium Signaling in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells’, American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, vol. 53, 2015, pp. 703-711


Isaac H. McIvor, Thegn N. Ladefoged, ‘A multi-scalar analysis of Māori land use on Ahuahu (Great Mercury Island), New Zealand’, Archaeology in Oceania, in pre-press, 2015


J. McLay, Roy Lay Yee, Barry Milne and Peter Davis, ‘Regression-style models for parameter estimation in dynamic microsimulation: An empirical performance assessment’, The International Journal of Microsimulation, vol. 8, 2015, pp. 83-127


James C. Russell, John G. Innes, Philip H. Brown and Andrea E. Byrom, ‘Predator-free New Zealand: Conservation country’, BioScience, vol. 65, 2015, pp. 520-525


Jason Gush, Adam B. Jaffe, Victoria Larsen and Athene Laws, ‘The Effect of Public Funding on Research Output: the New Zealand Marsden Fund’, National Bureau of Economic Research, issue w21652, 2015


Jean Sanderson, Herawati Sudoyo, Tatiana M. Karafet, Michael F. Hammer and Murray P. Cox, ‘Reconstructing past admixture processes from local genomic ancestry using wavelet transformation’, Genetics, vol. 200, 2015, pp. 469-481


Jeppe Kolding, Alida Bundy, Paul A.M. van Zwieten and Michael J. Plank, ‘Fisheries, the inverted food pyramid’, ICES Journal of Marine Science, in pre-press, 2015


Joseph M. Craine, Andrew J. Elmore, Lixin Wang, Laurent Augusto, W. Troy Baisden, E. N. J. Brookshire, Michael D. Cramer, Niles J. Hasselquist, Erik A. Hobbie, Ansgar Kahmen, Keisuke Koba, J. Marty Kranabetter, Michelle C. Mack, Erika Marin-Spiotta, Jordan R. Mayor, Kendra K. McLauchlan, Anders Michelsen, Gabriela B. Nardoto, Rafael S. Oliveira, Steven S. Perakis, Pablo L. Peri, Carlos A. Quesada, Andreas Richter, Louis A. Schipper, Bryan A. Stevenson, Benjamin L. Turner, Ricardo A. G. Viani, Wolfgang Wanek and Bernd Zeller, ‘Convergence of soil nitrogen isotopes across global climate gradients’, Scientific Reports, vol. 5, 2015


Katharina T. Huber, Simone Linz, Vincent Moulton and Taoyang Wu, ‘Spaces of phylogenetic networks from generalized nearest-neighbor interchange operations’, Journal of Mathematical Biology, vol. 72, 2015, pp. 699-725


Katie Sharp, Edmund Crampin and James Sneyd, ‘A spatial model of fluid recycling in the airways of the lung, Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 382, 2015, 198-215


Kris Inwood, Les Oxley and Evan Roberts, ‘Physical growth and ethnic inequality in New Zealand prisons, 1840–1975’, History of the Family, vol. 20, 2015, pp. 249-269


Layne C. Price, Hiranya V. Peiris, Jonathan Frazer, Richard Easther, ‘Designing and testing inflationary models with Bayesian networks’, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol. 2016


Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk, Nela Lekić and Simone Linz, ‘Satisfying ternary permutation constraints by multiple linear orders or phylogenetic trees’, Theoretical Computer Science, vol. 609, 2015, pp. 1-21


M. Horrocks, W. T. Baisden, M. A. Harper, M. Marra, J. Flenley, D. Feek, S. Haoa-Cardinali, E. D. Keller, L. González Nualart and T. Edmunds Gorman, ‘A plant microfossil record of Late Quaternary environments and human activity from Rano Aroi and surroundings, Easter Island’, Journal of Paleolimnology, vol. 54, 2015, pp. 279-303


Marie Auger-Méthé, Andrew E. Derocher, Michael J. Plank, Edward A. Codling and Mark A. Lewis, ‘Differentiating the Lévy walk from a composite correlated random walk’, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, 2015, pp. 1179-1189


Rachelle N. Binny, Michael J. Plank and Alex James, ‘Spatial moment dynamics for collective cell movement incorporating a neighbour-dependent directional bias’, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 12, 2015