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  • Borkin, K., Parsons, S. (in press). Sex-specific roost selection by bats in clearfell harvested plantation forest: improved knowledge advises management. ACTA Chiroperologica.
  • Geissmann, T. and Parsons, S. (2011). Recording primate vocalizations. In: Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide (2nd Edition, eds. J Setchell and D.J. Curtis). Cambridge University Press.
  • Ruffell, J. and Parsons, S. (2011). Translocation of lesser short-tailed bats to Kapiti Island, New Zealand: release site suitability and post-release monitoring. In Global Re-introductions Perspectives: Additional Case-studies From Around the Globe (P. S. Soorae ed.). IUCN/ SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE, xii + 352 pp.
  • Corfield, J.R., Kubke, M.F., Parsons, S., Wild, J.M. and Köppl, C. (2011). Evidence for an auditory fovea in the New Zealand kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). PLoS ONE 6(8): e23771. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023771. [pdf]
  • Wiseman, N., Parsons, S., Stockin, K. and Baker, S. (2011). Seasonal occurrence and distribution of Bryde’s whales in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science, 27(4): E253-E267.
  • Borkin, K., O’Donnell, C.F.J., Parsons, S. (2011). Bat colony size reduction coincides with clear-fell harvest operations and high rates of roost loss in plantation forest. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20: 3537-3548.
  • Borkin, K., and Parsons, S. (2011). Home range and habitat selection by a threatened bat in exotic plantation forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 262: 845-852.
  • Lomas, K., Montealegre-Z, F., Parsons, S., Field, L., Robert, D. (2011). Mechanical filtering for narrow-band hearing in the weta. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 778-785.
  • O’Donnell, C.F.J, Christie, J.E., Hitchmough, R.A., Lloyd, B.D., Parsons, S. (2010). Conservation status of New Zealand Bats, 2009. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 37: 297-211.
  • Borkin, K., Parsons, S. (2010). The importance of plantation forest for bat conservation: the case of New Zealand’s long-tailed bat. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 37: 35-51.
  • Borkin, K., Parsons, S. (2010). Plantation forests are used by the lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata rhyacobia. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 37: 13-17.
  • Zhang, L., Parsons, S., Daszak, P., Wei, L., Zhu, G., Zhang, S. (2010). Variation in the abundance of ectoparasitic mites of flat-headed bats (Tylonycteris pachypus and T. robustula). Journal of Mammalogy, 91(1): 136-143.
  • Parsons, S., Riskin, D, Hermanson, J. (2010). Echolocation call production during aerial and terrestrial locomotion by New Zealand’s enigmatic lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 551-557.
  • Parsons, S., Dekrout, A. (2010) Bats and the Waikato River. In Waters of the Waikato (eds. KJ Collier, D Hamilton, W Vant & C Howard-Williams).
  • Parsons, S. and Szewczak, J. (2009). Detecting, recording and analysing the vocalisations of bats. In Ecological and Behavioural Methods for the Study of Bats (eds. T.H. Kunz and S. Parsons). Johns Hopkins University Press. 91-111.
  • Krull, C.R., Parsons, S., Hauber, M.E. (2009). The presence of ultrasonic harmonics in the calls of the rifleman (Acanthisitta chloris). Notornis, 56: 158-161.
  • Redgwell, R.D., Szewczak, J.M., Jones, G., Parsons, S. (2009). Classification of echolocation calls using support vector machines and ensembles of neural networks. Algorithms, 2(3), 907-924.
  • Ruffell, J., Guilbert, J.M., Parsons, S. (2009). Translocation of bats as a conservation strategy: previous attempts and potential problems. Endangered Species Research, 8: 25-31.
  • Zhang, L., Jones, G., Zhang, J, Zhu, G., Parsons, S., Rossiter, S.J., Zhang, S. (2009). Recent surveys of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from China I. Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae. ACTA Chiropterologica, 11(1): 71-88.
  • Kunz. TH, Parsons, S (eds. 2009). Ecological and Behavioural Methods for the Study of Bats, Second Edition. Johns Hopkins University Press. [info]
  • Ruffell, J, Parsons, S (2009). Assessment of the short-term success of a translocation of lesser short-tailed bats (Mystacina tuberculata). Endangered Species Research, doi: 10.3354/esr00181. [pdf]
  • Borkin, KM, Parsons, S (2009). Long-tailed bats' use of a Pinus radiata stand in Kinleith Forest: Recommendations for monitoring. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 53(4): 38-43. [pdf]
  • Borkin, KM, Ludlow, E (2009). Notes on New Zealand mammals 9: long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) chased by morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 36: 11-12. [pdf]
  • Wei, L., Han, N., Zhang, L., Helgen, K.M., Parsons, S., Zhou, S., Zhang, S. (2008). Wing morphology, echolocation calls, diet and emergence time of black-bearded tomb bats (Taphozous melanopogon, Emballonuridae) from south-west China. ACTA Chiropterologica, 10(1): 51-59. [pdf]
  • Corfield, J., Gillman, L., Parsons, S. (2008). Long distance vocalisations, sex differences and duetting in the Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). A descriptive study of a ratite call. AUK 125: 326-335. [pdf]
  • Jennings, N., Parsons, S., Pocock, M.J.O. (2008). Human vs. machine: identification of bat species from their echolocation calls by humans and by artificial neural networks. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 86(5): 371-377 10.1139/z08-009 [pdf]
  • Corfield, J.R., Wild, J.M., Cowan, B.R., Parsons, S., Kubke, M.F. (2008). MRI of post-mortem specimens of endangered species for comparative brain anatomy. Nature Protocols, 3(4): 597-605. [pdf]
  • Corfield JR, Wild JM, Hauber ME, Parsons S, Kubke MF (2008) Evolution of brain size in the Palaeognath lineage, with an emphasis on New Zealand ratites. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution 71: 87-99. [pdf]
  • Borkin, K.M., Goodman, A.J., Mayhew, K., Smith, E. (2007). South Island Robin (Petroica australis australis) abundance and leaf-litte invertebrates in plantation and native forests. Notornis, 54: 65-70. [pdf]
  • Allen, S., Constantine, R., Bejder, L., Waples, K. & Harcourt, R. (In press). Can’t sleep, can’t eat - let’s split: Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin responses to tour boats in Port Stephens, Australia. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management.
  • Allen, S., Samuels, A., Constantine, R. & Bejder, L. (In press). Dolphin and whale watching around Australia: Is it 'Ecotourism'? Tourism in Marine Environments.
  • Constantine, R., Russell, K., Gibbs, N., Childerhouse, S. & Baker, C.S. 2007. Photo-identification of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in New Zealand waters and their migratory connections to breeding grounds of Oceania. Marine Mammal Science, 23: 715-720
  • Galbraith J, Sancha E, Maloney R, Hauber ME (2007) Alarm responses are maintained during captive rearing in chicks of endangered kaki. Animal Conservation 10: 103-109. [pdf]
  • Guilbert, J.M., Walker. M.M., Greif, S., Parsons, S. (2007). Evidence of homing following translocation of long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) at Grand Canyon Cave, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 34: 239-246. [pdf]
  • Martin, G.R., Wilson, K-J., Wild, J.M., Parsons, S. Kubke, F. Corfield, J. (2007). Kiwi forego vision in the guidance of their nocturnal activities. PLoS ONE 2(2): e198. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000198. [pdf]
  • Ruffell, J., Sedgeley, J., Parsons, S. (2007). Assessing the suitability of Kapiti Island to host a translocated population of lesser short-tailed bats (Mystacina tuberculata). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 34: 219-226. [pdf]
  • Tang, Z.H., Sheng, L.X., Parsons, S., Cao, M., Liang, B., Zhang- S.Y. (2007). Fruit-feeding behaviour and use of olfactory cues by the fruit bat Rousettus leschenaulti: an experimental study. ACTA Theriologica, 52(3): 285-290. [pdf]
  • Tang, Z.H., Sheng, L., Parsons, S., Cao, M., Liang, B., Zhang, S. (2007). Temporal and spatial patterns of seed dispersal of Cynopterus sphinx on Musa acuminata. ACTA Chirpoterologica, 9(1): 229-236. [pdf]
  • Wang, Y., Pan, Y., Parsons, S., Walker, M., Zhang, S. (2007). Bats respond to polarity of a magnetic field. Proceedings of the Royal Society B . 274: 2901-2905. [pdf]
  • Zhang, L.B., Liang, B., Parsons, S., Wei, L., Zhang, S.Y. (2007). Morphology, echolocation and foraging behaviour in two sympatric sibling bats species of bat (Tylonycteris pachypus and T. robustula) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Journal of Zoology (London), 271: 344-351. [pdf]
  • Li, G., Jones, G., Rossiter, S.J., Chen, S-F., Parsons, S., Zhang, S. (2006). Phylogenetics of small horseshoe bats from east Asia based on mitochondrial DNA sequence variation. Journal of Mammalogy, 87(6): 1234-1240. [pdf]
  • Jones, G., Parsons, S., Zhang, S., Stadelmann, B., Benda, P., Ruedi, M. (2006). Echolocation calls, wingshape, and phylogenetic diagnosis of the endemic Chinese bat Myotis pequinius. ACTA Chiropterologica 8: 451-463. [pdf]
  • Riskin, D.K., Parsons, S., Schutt, W.A., Carter, G.C., Hermanson, J.W. (2006). Terrestrial locomotion of the New Zealand short-tailed bats, Mystacina tuberculata, and the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 1726-1735. [pdf]
  • Thabah, A., Rossiter, S.J., Kingston, T., Zhang, S., Parsons, S., Mya, K.M., Akbar, Z., Jones, G. (2006). Genetic divergence and echolocation call frequency in cryptic species of Hipposideros larvatus sensu lato (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from the Indo-Malayan region. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 88(1): 119-130. [pdf]
  • Holderied, M.W., Korine, C., Fenton, M.B., Parsons, S., Robson, S., Jones, G. (2005). Echolocation call design and intensity in the aerial hawking bat Eptesicus bottae (Vespertilionidae) studied using stereo videogrammetry. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208: 1219-1287. [pdf]
  • Zhang, L., Jones, G., Parsons, S., Liang, B., Zhang, S. (2005). Development of vocalisations in the flat-headed bats, Tylonycteris pachypus and T. robustula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). ACTA Chiropterologica, 7(1): 91-99. [pdf]
  • Constantine, R., Brunton, D.H. & Dennis, T. (2004). Dolphin-watching tour boats change bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behaviour. Biological Conservation, 117: 299-307.
  • Vaughan, N., Parsons, S., Barlow, K.E., Gannon, M.R. (2004). Echolocation calls and wing morphology of bats from the West Indies. ACTA Chiropterologica , 6(1): 75-90.
  • Boonman, A.M., Parsons, S., Jones, G. (2003). The effect of flight speed on ranging performance of bats using frequency modulated echolocation pulses. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113(1): 617-628. [pdf]
  • Constantine, R., D.H. Brunton & C.S. Baker. 2003. Effects of tourism on behavioural ecology of bottlenose dolphins of northeastern New Zealand. Department of Conservation Science Internal Series 153. Department of Conservation, Wellington. pp 26.
  • Garrigue, C., A. Aguayo, V.L.U. Amante-Helweg, C.S. Baker, S. Caballero, P. Clapham, R. Constantine, J. Denkinger, M. Donoghue, L. Flórez-González, J. Greaves, N. Hauser, C. Olavarria, C. Pairoa, H. Peckham & M. Poole. (2002). Movements of humpback whales in Oceania, South Pacific. Journal of Cetacean Research & Management, 4(3): 255-260.
  • Marimuthu, G., Emmanuvel Rajan, K., Sripathi, K., Parsons, S. and Jones, G. (2002). Effects of different surfaces on the perception of prey-generated noise by the Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra. ACTA Chiropterologica, 4(1): 25-32. [pdf]
  • Jones, G., Barabas, A., Elliot, W., Parsons, S. (2002). Female greater wax moths reduce sexual display behaviour in relation to the potential risk of predation by echolocating bats. Behavioural Ecology, 13(3): 375-380. [pdf]