Jennifer Pannell

Jennifer Pannell
Auckland University of Technology | AUT · School of Applied Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My expertise is in spatial modelling and plant ecology, and my current research focus is on enhancing biodiversity in agroecological systems. I am also passionate about open access, transparency and outreach. I have wide ranging experience in computational ecology, but have done my fair share of field-based studies. My previous research (PhD) was on combining spatial modelling with field data to enhance understanding of plant invasions.
Additional affiliations
April 2017 - September 2019
Auckland University of Technology
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • NSC BioHeritage project "Farming and Nature Conservation". Outputs included a quantitative literature review, a model of community flammability, and a spatial analysis of social drivers. Other duties included supervision and guest lecturing.
April 2016 - March 2017
Lincoln University New Zealand
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Developing an individual-based model of forest dynamics, with the aim to predict species interactions and boundaries. Duties involved data collection (including field work), data analysis, model design, and collaboration on publications.
September 2009 - February 2016
Lincoln University New Zealand
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • My PhD research focused on integrating species distribution models (SDMs) with field data, to better predict potential distributions of invasive weeds. The project combined field ecology with SDMs, generalized linear models and population models.
Education
September 2009 - February 2016
Lincoln University New Zealand
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 2005 - June 2009
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Ecological Science

Publications

Publications (19)
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Enhancing functional connectivity is key to achieving a sustainable agroecosystem. There has been an increase in using connectivity metrics to understand how spatial heterogeneity affects dispersal, yet most studies have been single-species focused. Variability in species’ ecological traits, such as movement ability, are predicted to interact with...
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Understanding how spatial heterogeneity affects movement and dispersal is critical for maintaining functional connectivity in agroecosystems. Least-cost path models are popular conservation tools to quantify the cost of a species dispersing though the landscapes. However, the variability of species in life history traits and landscape configuration...
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An ever‐expanding human population, climatic changes and the spread of intensive farming practices are putting increasing pressure on agroecosystems and their inherent biodiversity. Non‐production vegetation elements, such as woody patches, riparian margins and restoration plantings, are vital for conserving agroecosystem biodiversity. Furthermore,...
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The New Zealand arrow squids, Nototodarus gouldi and N. sloanii, play an important role in the marine food web, and are both economically important fishery species. This study compares trace element concentrations (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Ni, Mn, Pb, U, and Zn) in these animals from different fishing locations within New Zealand's Exclusive Eco...
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The southern arrow squid, Nototodarus sloanii (Ommastrephidae), is a key species in New Zealand’s pelagic ecosystem and is commercially fished. Specimens in this study were caught along the Chatham Rise—one of New Zealand’s most heavily targeted fisheries areas. Nine different tissue types were analysed from 15 female and 15 male specimens for 13 t...
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There is a growing need for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in addressing global ecological challenges, and early career researchers (ECRs) often play a vital role in such ventures. But despite the desire for such approaches, forming new and interdisciplinary collaborations is risky, and disproportionately so for ECRs, whose perspectiv...
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Determining whether an alien species is at environmental equilibrium is fundamental to understanding the risk of its continued range expansion, but this is rarely quantitatively assessed. We used experimental transplants within and beyond the current elevation range (~ 0–300 m a.s.l.) of two naturalized succulent plant species, Aeonium arboreum and...
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An ever-expanding human population, ongoing global climatic changes, and the spread of intensive farming practices is putting increasing pressure on agroecosystems and the inherent biodiversity they contain. Non-production vegetation elements, such as woody patches, riparian margins, and inter-crop and restoration plantings, are vital for conservin...
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Cephalopods are important in the diets of humans and many other apex predators, and can play an important role in the bioaccumulation of metals. In this study, metal concentrations were analysed in the commercially and ecologically important southern arrow squid, Nototodarus sloanii (Gray 1849), from a heavily targeted fisheries area on New Zealand...
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Background: Climate change and the environmental impact of food production is a key modernchallenge, becoming part of the wider human nutrition discussion in regard to sustainable diets [...]
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If we are to achieve our biodiversity goals, conservation cannot be confined to protected areas. The value of landowner and community-driven conservation initiatives in creating multifunctional landscapes is being increasingly recognised, but our understanding of what influences conservation decisions by landowners and the public is limited. It is...
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If we are to achieve our biodiversity goals, conservation cannot be confined to protected areas. The value of landowner and community-driven conservation initiatives in creating multifunctional landscapes is being increasingly recognised, but our understanding of what influences conservation decisions by landowners and the public is limited. It is...
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The orange-back flying squid, Sthenoteuthis pteropus, plays an important role in the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean (ETA) pelagic food web, as both predator and prey. Specimens of S. pteropus were caught off the Cape Verde Islands and concentrations of Ag, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, V, and Zn were measured in the digestive gland....
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Full data are stored at https://figshare.com/s/5a05d3945f568d52198a Data are under embargo until December 31 2019, or once all manuscripts from PhD thesis have been published, whichever is sooner. After this point they will become publicly available under a CC-BY license.

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