Recent Publications

(Journal articles for past 5 years. For a full list, please see QUT's e-prints page).

  1. Toth, C.A., Santure, A.W., Holwell, G.I., Pattemore, D., Parsons, S. (in press). Courtship behaviour and display-site sharing appears conditional on body size in a lekking bat. Animal Behaviour.
  2. Czenze, Z.J., Brigham, R.M., Hickey, A.J.R., Parsons, S. (2017). Stressful summers? Torpor expression differs between high and low latitude populations of bats. Journal of Mammalogy, 98(5): 1249-1255.
  3. Czaplinski, I., Sillence, M., Parsons, S., de Laat, M., Devine, C., Phillips, M., Fyfield, B. & Boman, M. (2017). What about me? Staff perspectives on the implementation of Intensive Mode of Delivery in an undergraduate science program. Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation Vol. 40. Refereed papers from the 40th HERDSA Annual International Conference. ISBN 978-0-9945546-6-6.
  4. Czenze, Z.J., Brigham, R.M., Hickey, A.J.R., Parsons, S. (2017). Winter Climate Affects Torpor Patterns and Roost Choice in New Zealand Lesser Short-Tailed Bats. Journal of Zoology (London), 303: 236-243. doi:10.1111/jzo.12486
  5. Ranjard, L., Withers, S., Brunton, D.H., Parsons, S., Ross, H. (2017). Geographic patterns of song variation reveal timing of song acquisition in a wild avian population. Behavioural Ecology, 28(4): 1085–1092. DOI
  6. Mark, C., Parsons, S., Hollwell, G.I. (2017). Antennal morphology and micro-sensory architecture of the New Zealand magpie moth, Nyctemera annulata (Arctiinae, Erebidae): diversity, distribution, and dimorphism. Austral Entomology. DOI 10.1111/aen.12279.
  7. Schwing, R., Nelson, X.J., Wein, A., Parsons, S. (2017). Positive emotion contagion in a New Zealand Parrot. Current Biology, 27(6): R213-R214. DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.020.
  8. Czenze, Z.J., Brigham, R.M., Hickey, A.J.R., Parsons, S. (2017). Cold and alone?: Roost choice and season affect torpor patterns in lesser short-tailed bats. Oecologia, 183(1): 1-8. DOI 10.1007/s00442-016-3707-1
  9. Schwing, R., Nelson, X.J., Parsons, S. (2016). Audiogram of the kea parrot, Nestor notabilis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(5): 3739-3744. DOI 10.1121/1.4967757.
  10. Toth, C., Dennis, T., Pattermore, D., Parsons, S. (2015). Females as mobile resources: Communal roosts promote the adoption of lek breeding in a temperate bat. Behavioral Ecology doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv070.
  11. Ranjard, L., Withers, S., Brunton, D.H., Ross, H., Parsons, S. (2015). Integration over song classification replicates: song variant analysis in the hihi. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 2542-2551.
  12. Corfield, J.R, Parsons, S., Harimoto, Y., Acosta, M.L. (2015). Retinal anatomy of the New Zealand kiwi: Structural traits consistent with their nocturnal behavior. The Anatomical Record, 298: 771-779.
  13. Dekrout, A.S., Clarkson, B.D., Parsons, S. (2014). Temporal and spatial distribution and habitat associations of an urban population of New Zealand long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculatus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 41(4): 285-295.
  14. Corfield, J.R., Eisthen, H.L., Iwaniuk, A.N., Parsons, S. (2014) Anatomical specialisations for enhanced olfactory sensitivity in kiwi, Apteryx mantelli. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 84(3): 214-226.
  15. Cummings, G., Anderson, S.H., Denis, T., Toth, C.A., Parsons, S. (2014). Competition for pollination by the lesser short-tailed bat and its influence on the flowering phenology of some New Zealand endemics. Journal of Zoology (London), 293(4): 281-288.
  16. Borkin, K. M., & Parsons, S. (2014). Effects of clear-fell harvest on bat home ranges. PLOSOne, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086163.
  17. Towsey, M., Parsons, S., Sueur, J. (2014). Ecology and acoustics at a large scale. Ecological Informatics, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.02.002.
  18. O’Donnell, C.F.J, Christie, J.E., Lloyd, B.D., Parsons, S., Hitchmough, R.A. (2013). Conservation status of New Zealand Bats, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 6, New Zealand Department of Conservation, Wellington. 12 pp.
  19. Cunningham, S.J., Corfield, J.R., Iwaniuk, A.N., Castro, I., Alley, M.R., Birkhead, T.R., Parsons, S. (2013). The anatomy of the bill tip of kiwi and associated somatosensory regions of the brain: comparisons with shorebirds. PLOSOne DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080036.
  20. Toth, C.A., Parsons, S. (2013). Why lek breeding is rare in bats. Journal of Zoology (London), 291(1): 3-11.
  21. Parsons, S., Battley, P. (2013). Impacts of wind energy developments on wildlife: a southern hemisphere perspective. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 40(1): 1-4.