JS Watson Trust: 2013 Recipients



Name of Applicant





Project Title



Baillie, Chris


The Orokonui Ecosanctuary permanent plot remeasurement


Friesen, Megan

School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

The sensory adaptations of seabirds – Approaching conservation from a sensory perspective


Jackson, Bethany


Auckland Zoological Park & Murdoch University

Health and disease in kakariki on Tiritiri Matangi; causes of feather loss and implications for conservation management of NZ parakeets


Jeffs, Andrew

University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory

Restoration of mussel beds to the Hauraki Gulf

$1,000 for equipment

McRitchie, Letitia

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community & Envinronment Trust (SIRCET)

Halfmoon Bay habitat restoration – deer control


Ortiz-Catedral, Luis

Massey University

The metapopulation approach to conserve orange-fronted parakeets


Peters, Catherine

Coastal-Marine Research Group, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Albany

Behavioural ecology and conservation of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, North-East Coast, New Zealand.


Reid, Clio

Massey University

Understanding attacks by kea on sheep


Sagar, Rachael

University of Auckland

Transfer stress and success and foraging ecology of the mottled petrel


Schoener, Ellen


Massey University


Do translocations for species cause pathogen pollution


Sheridan, Katie

Karori Sanctuary Trust

Are fenced forest sanctuaries unappreciated conservation sites for the endangered brown teal