Jim Briskie

ProfessorJim Briskie

Behavioural Ecology
Julius von Haast 435
Internal Phone: 95138

Qualifications

Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of sexual selection in the evolution of avian reproductive behaviour. I am particularly interested in how sperm competition and female choice have shaped the evolution of mating systems in birds. This involves field studies of mating behaviour, brood parasitism and parental care, as well as lab-based studies of sperm storage by females and sperm production by males. I also have an interest in the conservation of birds and reptiles, especially the consequences of population bottlenecks for the long-term survival of endangered species.

Recent Publications

  • Bennet DG., Horton TW., Goldstien SJ., Rowe L. and Briskie JV. (2022) At-sea foraging behaviour in Hutton’s shearwater (Puffinus huttoni) as revealed by stable isotope analysis. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 46(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.20417/NZJECOL.46.5.
  • Custer JM., White R., Taylor H., Schmidlin K., Fontenele RS., Stainton D., Kraberger S., Briskie JV. and Varsani A. (2022) Diverse single-stranded DNA viruses identified in New Zealand (Aotearoa) South Island robin (Petroica australis) fecal samples. Virology 565: 38-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2021.10.004.
  • Thibault E., Mahoney SM., Briskie JV., Shaikh M. and Reudink MW. (2022) Extra-pair paternity drives plumage colour elaboration in male passerines. PLoS ONE 17(8 August) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273347.
  • Holdaway RN., Sagar PM. and Briskie JV. (2021) Individual long-distance migrant Chrysococcyx cuckoos repeat carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios after moulting in non-breeding range on successive migrations. Notornis 68(1): 65-71.
  • Martin PR. and Briskie JV. (2021) Dominance interactions among New Zealand albatrosses and petrels at ecotourist boats. Notornis 68(1): 51-64.