Richard Holdaway

Richard Holdaway

Adjunct Professor
Julius von Haast 422
Internal Phone: 7073

Research Interests

Research interests include extinction biology, stable isotopic analysis of species and ecosystems, and applying information on pre-human systems to restoration and management of ecosystems.

Recent Publications

  • Holdaway RN., Duffy B. and Kennedy B. (2018) Evidence for magmatic carbon bias in 14C dating of the Taupo and other major eruptions. Nature Communications 9(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06357-0.
  • Hawke DJ., Cranney OR., Horton TW., Bury SJ., Brown JCS. and Holdaway RN. (2017) Foliar and soil N and δ15N as restoration metrics at Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush, Christchurch city. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 47(4): 319-335. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.2017.1281319.
  • Horton TW., Hauser N., Zerbini AN., Francis MP., Domeier ML., Andriolo A., Costa DP., Robinson PW., Duffy CAJ. and Nasby-Lucas N. (2017) Route fidelity during marine megafauna migration. Frontiers in Marine Science 4(DEC) 422: 21. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00422.
  • Allentoft ME., Heller R., Holdaway RN. and Bunce M. (2015) Ancient DNA microsatellite analyses of the extinct New Zealand giant moa (Dinornis robustus) identify relatives within a single fossil site. Heredity 115(6): 481-487. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2015.48.
  • Hale ML., Harrow G., Bradfield P., Cubrinovska I. and Holdaway RN. (2015) Genetic similarity of Hutton's shearwaters (Puffinus huttoni) from two relict breeding populations. Notornis 62(3): 130-134.