Professor Joseph Waas
Professor (Biological Sciences)
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Trent PhD Cant
- Research activities related to the behaviour and ecology of birds, fish and mammals including studies of:
- animal communication;
- the biology of aggression;
- animal welfare;
- social factors influencing reproductive physiology;
- conservation biology;
- social recognition systems; and
- the ontogeny of social behaviour.
- Lowe, Gemma (in progress). The use of infrared thermography for early detection in New Zealand dairy cattle and goats.
- Farnworth, Bridgette (in progress). Exploring rodent risk perception in the context of pest control: how do direct and indirect predation cues, singly or in combination, affect prey responses within ecologically sensitive habitats.
- Hempstead, Melissa (in progress). Pain assessment of responses of goat kids to husbandry practices.
- Bradley, David (2012). Evolutionary significance and conservation implications of vocal dialects in North Island Kōkako (Callaeas wilsoni).
- Valderrama, Sandra (2012). Dialect formation in fragmented populations of the endangered North Island Kōkako (Callaeas wilsoni).
- Verbeek, Else (2011). Animal welfare objective measures research programme.
- Kelly, Catherine (2016). House mouse (Mus musculus) use of vertical space and impact on bird nesting success.
- Topp, Theresa (2016). Automated measurement of disease and pain in New Zealand group-housed calves.
- Hill, Carly (in progress). New Zealand mustelids and the ecomorphometrics of mandibles.
- Le Roux, Daniel (2010). Monitoring long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) activity and investigating the effect of aircraft noise on bat behaviour in a modified ecosystem.
- Hawke, Michelle (2010). The effects of early handling on play behaviour and social interactions in dairy calves.
- Guadarrama, Veronica (2009). The effect of a Pavlovian conditioning paradigm on stress and development of play-related behaviour in early and normally weaned rats.
- Ninnes, Calum (2008). Behavioural endocrinology of breeding Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae).
- Tulloch, Brydget (2007). The effect of relatedness, social contact, and sex on observational learning in rats (Rattus norvegicus).
- Wallace, Jess (2006). Comparison of vertical flight activity of short-tailed bats within podocarp and beech forests, New Zealand.
- Lowe, Gemma (2016). Infrared thermography for early disease detection in dairy calves.
- Hempstead, Melissa (2015). Behavioural responses of goat kids to disbudding - no pain, no gain?
- Moffat, Bridgette (2015). Converting predation cues into conservation management tools: the effect of light on Mus musculus behaviour.
- Brooks, Lydia (2013). Characterising the orexigenic section of oxytocin receptor antagonist L-368,899 in the context of stimulating sweet tastant intake and reducing taste aversion.
Farnworth, B., Innes, J., Kelly, C., Littler, R., & Waas, J. R. (2018). Photons and foraging: Artificial light at night generates avoidance behaviour in male, but not female, New Zealand weta. Environmental Pollution, 236, 82-90. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.039
Wu, N. C., & Waas, J. R. (2017). No evidence for across-population scent discrimination of cloacal gland secretions in Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus). Journal of Herpetology, 51(2), 178-185. doi:10.1670/15-062
Hempstead, M. N., Waas, J. R., Stewart, M., Cave, V. M., & Sutherland, M. A. (2017). Behavioural response of dairy goat kids to cautery disbudding. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 194, 42-47. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2017.04.001
Farnworth, B., Innes, J., Waas, J. R., & Kelly, C. (2016). Foraging and photons: Do weta find artificial light aversive?. In The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) & the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) Joint Conference. Conference held at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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