I am interested in a variety of ecological questions which often have underlying application to conservation. I have a particular enthusiasm for islands, where complex ecological relationships can become reducible and tractable. Of particular interest are population and behavioural ecology questions relating to what makes species threatened or invasive, and how these trends can be reversed. I also work with macroecology questions related to biogeography such as species diversity and community composition, and in the application of genetic methods within an ecological context. My work often has a strong statistical modelling or analytical component. I also have a strong interest in animal ethics and environmental attitudes. Research sites have included New Zealand, Southern Ocean, Western Indian Ocean, French Polynesia, Atlantic Ocean, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Tibetan Plateau.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (full list)
- Russell, J. C.; Innes, J. G.; Brown, P. H.; Byrom, A. E. (2015) Predator-Free New Zealand: conservation country. BioScience, 65 (5), 520-525 (with New Yorker, NewsTalkZB and Morgan Foundation).
- Russell, J. C.; Holmes, N. D. (2015) Tropical island conservation: Rat eradication for species recovery. Biological Conservation, 185, 1-7 (with editor's choice).
- Russell, J. C.; Caut S.; Anderson, S. H.; Lee, M. (2015) Invasive rat interactions and over-invasion on a coral atoll. Biological Conservation, 185, 59-65.
- Russell, J. C.; Stjernman, M.; Lindström, Å.; Smith, H. (2015) Community occupancy before-after-control-impact (CO-BACI) analysis of Hurricane Gudrun on Swedish forest birds. Ecological Applications, 25 (3), 685-694.
- Russell, J. C. (2014) A comparison of attitudes towards introduced wildlife in New Zealand in 1994 and 2012. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 44 (4), 136-151.
- Russell, J. C.; Sataruddin, N. S.; Heard, A. D. (2014) Over-invasion by functionally equivalent invasive species. Ecology, 95 (8), 2268-2276 & Supplemental Material.
- Russell, J. C.
Spatio-temporal patterns of introduced mice and invertebrates on Antipodes Island. Polar Biology, 35 (8), 1187-1195
(with DOC, Close Up,
and Ice, Mice and Men, p.193).
- Russell, J. C.; Ruffino, L.
(2012) The influence of spatio-temporal resource fluctuations on insular rat population dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 279 (1729), 767-774 (with Uninews).
- Russell, J. C.; Ringler, D.; Trombini, A.; Le Corre, M.
(2011) The island syndrome and population dynamics of introduced rats. Oecologia, 167 (3), 667-676.
- Russell, J. C. (2011)
Indirect effects of introduced predators on seabird islands.
In: Mulder, C. P. H.; Anderson W. B.; Towns, D. R.; Bellingham, P. J. (eds)
Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 261-279.
- Russell, J. C.; Gleeson, D. M.; Le Corre, M.
(2011) The origin of Rattus rattus on the Iles Eparses, Western Indian Ocean. Journal of Biogeography, 38 (9), 1834-1836.
FIELD EXPEDITIONS (>1 week)
- Mar 2015
NZ Navy: Auckland Islands - 2 weeks (photos) (with NZ Herald)
- Feb 2015
CAPES: Fernando de Noronha - 3 weeks (photos)
- Jul 2013
NGS: Antipodes Island - 3 weeks
(photos) (with NewsTalkZB)
- Jun 2012
CAS: Tibetan Plateau - 3 weeks
- Jun 2011
RSNZ: Faroe Islands - 2 weeks
- Jan 2011
NIWA: Antipodes Island - 4 weeks
- Dec 2010
AWC: Hauturu - 1 week (with
Research Works Wonders)
- May 2010
Conservación de Islas: Banco Chinchorro - 3 weeks
- Jan 2010
BNHM: Tetiaroa - 3 weeks
(with NZ Herald and
- Jul 2009
SEAPRE: Tetiaroa - 1 week
- Nov 2008
ALIENS: Ile Europa - 8 weeks
- Jul 2008
ALIENS: Ile Juan de Nova - 8 weeks
- Mar 2008
ALIENS: Ile Europa - 4 weeks
- Oct 2005
ALIENS : Ile Surprise - 3 weeks
- Dec 2001
Heritage Expeditions: Subantarctic Islands - 2 weeks