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Dr Rosemary K Barraclough


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Honorary Academic

Research | Current

Ecohealth (animal, human, ecosystem health), vector-borne blood parasites, conservation biology, ecology, host-parasite dynamics, avian malaria, ecological survey including approaches for citizen scientists working in restoration 

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision: Two PhD and two MSc students to completion, advisor on a range of projects

Areas of expertise

Identification of vector-borne blood parasites of wildlife, ecological survey, molecular biology, bird capture and blood sampling

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mathews, G., Derraik, J. G. B., Walker, M., Knox, R., & Barraclough, R. K. (2017). Morphological variation in invasive mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae from an urban site in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 44 (4), 342-353. 10.1080/03014223.2017.1342665
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik
  • Gudex-Cross, D., Barraclough, R. K., Brunton, D. H., & Derraik, J. G. B. (2015). Mosquito Communities and Avian Malaria Prevalence in Silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis) Within Forest Edge and Interior Habitats in a New Zealand Regional Park. EcoHealth, 12 (3), 432-440. 10.1007/s10393-015-1039-y
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik
  • Aryal, A., Panthi, S., Barraclough, R. K., Bencini, R., Adhikari, B., Ji, W., & Raubenheimer, D. (2015). Habitat selection and feeding ecology of dhole ( Cuon alpinus ) in the Himalayas. Journal of Mammalogy, 96 (1), 47-53. 10.1093/jmammal/gyu001
  • Aryal, A., Brunton, D., Ji, W., Barraclough, R. K., & Raubenheimer, D. (2014). Human-carnivore conflict: ecological and economical sustainability of predation on livestock by snow leopard and other carnivores in the Himalaya. Sustainability Science, 9 (3), 321-329. 10.1007/s11625-014-0246-8
  • Howe, L., Castro, I. C., Schoener, E. R., Hunter, S., Barraclough, R. K., & Alley, M. R. (2012). Malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) infecting introduced, native and endemic New Zealand birds. Parasitology Research, 110 (2), 913-923. 10.1007/s00436-011-2577-z
  • Barraclough, R. K., Cope, T. M., Peirce, M. A., & Brunton, D. H. (2012). First Example of a Highly Prevalent but Low-Impact Malaria in an Endemic New Zealand Passerine: Plasmodium of Tiritiri Matangi Island bellbirds (Anthornis melanura). Studies in Avian Biology, 42 (1), 55-64. 10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0005
  • Castro, I., Howe, L., Tompkins, D. M., Barraclough, R. K., & Slaney, D. (2011). Presence and seasonal prevalence of Plasmodium spp. in a rare endemic New Zealand passerine (tieke or Saddleback, Philesturnus carunculatus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47 (4), 860-867. Related URL.
  • Barry, M., Peirce, M. A., Heath, A. C. G., Brunton, D. H., & Barraclough, R. K. (2011). A new blood parasite within the relict endemic New Zealand gecko Hoplodactylus duvaucelii. VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, 179 (1-3), 199-202. 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.02.004

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 371
New Zealand

Secondary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 6, Room 609
New Zealand