Andrew Veale, MSc., BA.

Biodiversity, Biosecurity and Conservation

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 x 85272
Rm. 733.320
Email: avea002@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Research Interests

For my PhD research, I am investigating the population genetics and invasion ecology of the stoat (Mustela erminea) in New Zealand. This research will assist in the conservation management of near-shore islands, as well as helping to develop and validate methods for assessing population connectivity and individual movement within partially linked populations of invasive mammalian species.

My research interests are primarily in assessing population movement and connectivity through population genetic methods, along with phylogeography, invasion ecology and conservation management. Along with these I have strong interests in the philosophy of science, epistemology and the place of science within society.

Relevant affiliations:

President of the Conservation Ecology Society of the University of Auckland

I am a member and volunteer for a number of island restoration groups:

  • Supporters of Tiri Tiri Matangi (http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/)
  • Motu Kaikoura Trust Supporters (http://www.motukaikoura.org.nz/)
  • Motuihe Trust (http://motuihe.org.nz/motuihe/content.aspx?pageid=1)
  • Motuora Restoration Society (http://www.motuora.org.nz/)
  • Motutapu Restoration Trust (http://www.motutapu.org.nz/)

Education

2002 – 2004: B.Sc Biological Science Major, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2005 – 2006: M.Sc (hons 1st) School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Thesis title: The Phylogeography of Two Benthic Intertidal Marine Invertebrates Around New Zealand – The Snakeskin Chiton (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis) and the Warratah Anemone (Actinia tenebrosa)

2007 – 2009: B.A Philosophy/English, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Recent Publications

Veale AJ, Clout, M.N., Edge K-A, Mcmurtrie P, Fewster RM, Gleeson DM (2013). Using genetic techniques to quantify reinvasion, survival and in situ breeding rates during control operations. Molecular Ecology.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12453/abstract;jsessionid=2C3CFC397E53CE279D5DC054A9E810A9.f02t04

Veale, A.J., Clout, M.N., and Gleeson D. M. (2012). Genetic population assignment reveals a long-distance incursion to an island by a stoat (Mustela erminea). Biological Invasions 14 (3): 735-742.

Veale, A. J.; Hannaford, O. D.; Russell, J. C.; Clout, M.N. (2012). Modelling the distribution of stoats on New Zealand offshore islands. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36 (1): 38-47.

Clayton, Richard I.; D. Anderson, A. Byrom, K-A. Edge, P. M. McMurtrie, D. Gleeson, and A.J. Veale (2010). Using genetic analyses and trapping data to model the probability of persistence of feral stoats (Mustela erminea) on Resolution Island, New Zealand. Island Invasives: Eradication and Management Conference 2010.

McMurtrie, Peter G.; K-A.Edge, D. Crouchley, D. Gleeson, M. J. Willans, and A.J. Veale (2010). Eradication of feral stoats (Mustela erminea) from Secretary Island, New Zealand. Island Invasives: Eradication and Management Conference 2010.

Veale, A.J. (2007). The Phylogeography of Two Benthic Intertidal Marine Invertebrates Around New Zealand – The Snakeskin Chiton (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis) and the Waratah Anemone (Actinia tenebrosa). UoA MSc. Thesis.

Tags: invasion ecology stoat mustela ermina phylogeography