Buxton, R. T., and McKenna, M.F., Clapp, M., Meyer, E., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., and Wittemyer, G. Accepted. Efficacy of extracting indices from large-scale acoustic recordings to monitor biodiversity. Conservation Biology.

Buxton, R.T., Agnihotri, S. Vijayan, R., Goel, A., and Balakrishnan, R. 2018. Acoustic indices as rapid indicators of diversity in different land use types in an Indian biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Ecoacoustics, 2:

Brooke, M de L. Jones, H.P., Holmes, N.D., Rocamora, G., Surman, C., Ryan, P.G., Dilley, B.J., Provost, P., Bonnaud, E., Flint, B., Cranwell, S., and Buxton, R.T. 2018. Enhancing the value of future island eradications needs improved understanding of past outcomes. Animal Conservation 21: 19-20.


Brooke, M de L. Jones, H.P., Holmes, N.D., Rocamora, G., Surman, C., Ryan, P.G., Dilley, B.J., Provost, P., Bonnaud, E., Flint, B., Cranwell, S., and Buxton, R.T. 2017. Seabird population changes following vertebrate eradications on islands. Animal Conservation 21: n/a-n/a.

Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M.F., Mennitt, D., Fristrup, K., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., Wittemyer, G. 2017. Noise pollution is pervasive in US protected areas. Science 356: 531-533.

Lyver, P. O’B., Aldridge, S.P., Gormley, A., Gaw, S., Webb, S., Buxton, R.T., and Jones, C.J. 2017. Elevated mercury concentrations in the feathers of Grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma gouldi) in New Zealand. Marine Pollution Bulletin 119: 195-203.

Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M.F., Galvan, R., White, C., and Seher, V. 2017. Visitor noise at a nesting colony alters the behavior of a coastal seabird. Marine Ecology Progress Series 570: 233-246.

Major, H.M., Buxton, R.T., Schacter, C., Conners, M., and Jones, I.L. 2017. Habitat modification as a means of restoring Aethia auklet colonies. Journal of Wildlife Management 81 (1): 112-121.


Buxton, R. T., Brown, E., Sharman, L., Gabriele, C. and McKenna, M. B. 2016. Using bioacoustics to examine songbird phenology. Ecology and Evolution 6: 4697-4710.

Buxton, R. T., Jones, C.J., Lyver, P.O’B., Towns, D.R., and Borrelle, S. B. 2016. Deciding when to lend a helping hand: a decision-making framework for seabird island restoration. Biodiversity and Conservation 25(3): 467-484.

Towns, D.R., Borrelle, S. B., Thoresen, J., Buxton, R. T., and Evans, A. 2016. Mercury Islands and their role in understanding seabird island restoration. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40(2): 235-249.

Buxton, R. T., G. A. Taylor, C. J. Jones, P. O. Lyver, H. Moller, A. Cree, and D. Towns. 2016. Spatio-temporal changes in density and distribution of burrow-nesting seabird colonies after rat eradication. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40 (1): 88-99.

Buxton, R.T., Gormley, A., Jones, C.J., P. O’B. Lyver. 2016. Monitoring burrowing petrel populations: a sampling scheme for the management of an island keystone species. Journal of Wildlife Management 80 (1): 149-161.


Borrelle, S. B., Buxton, R. T., Jones, H. P., and Towns, D. R.. 2015. A GIS-based decision-making approach for prioritizing seabird management following predator eradication. Restoration Ecology 23 (5): 580-587.

Buxton, R.T., Jones, C.J., Moller, H., and P.O’B. Lyver. 2015. One method does not suit all: variable settlement responses of three procellariid species to vocalization playbacks.  Emu 115:126-136.

Buxton, R. T., Anderson, D., Moller, H., Jones, C. J., and P. O. B. Lyver. 2015. Release of constraints on nest-site selection in burrow-nesting petrels following invasive rat eradication. Biological Invasions 17:1453-1470.


Buxton, R.T. 2014. Conservation management of seabird sites. Pages 32-34 in: New Zealand Seabirds: Important Bird Areas and Conservation (C. Gaskin, Ed.). The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. 72 pp. ISBN 978-0-473-28521-0

Buxton, R. T., C. J. Jones, H. Moller, and D. R. Towns. 2014. Drivers of seabird population recovery on New Zealand islands after predator eradication. Conservation Biology 28:333-344.


Buxton, R.T., Currey, C.A., Lyver, P.O’B., and C.J. Jones. 2013. Incidence of plastic fragments among burrow-nesting seabird colonies on offshore islands in northern New Zealand. Marine Pollution Bulletin 74: 420-424.

Wille, M., Huang Y., Robertson, G.J., Ryan, P., Wilhelm, S.I., Fifield, D., Bond, A.L., Granter, A., Munro, H., R.T. Buxton, et al. 2013. Evaluation of seabirds in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, as hosts of influenza A viruses. Journal of Wildlife Deseases 50(1): 98-103.

Buxton, R.T., Major, H.L., Jones, I.L, and J.C.Williams. 2013. Examining patterns in nocturnal seabird activity and recovery across the western Aleutian Islands, Alaska, using automated acoustic recording. The Auk 130(2):331-341.


Buxton, R.T. and I.L. Jones. 2012. An experimental study of social attraction in two species of storm-petrel using acoustic and olfactory cues. Condor 114 (4): 733-743.

Buxton, R.T. and I.L. Jones. 2012. Measuring nocturnal seabird activity and status using acoustic recording devices: applications for island restoration. Journal of Field Ornithology 83(1):47–60.


Williams, J., Drummond, B., and Buxton, R.T. 2010. Effects of the August 2008 volcanic eruption on breeding birds and marine mammals at Kasatochi Island, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 42 (3): 306-314.


Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M. F. Brown, E., Mennitt, D., Fristrup, K., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., and Wittemyer, G. Levels and sources of noise pollution in US national parks reveal priority areas for management. In review. Conservation Letters.

Jones, C.J., Moller, S., Lyver, P. O’B., Gentle, H., Coleman, M., Drew, K., Karl, B.J., Buxton, R.T., Hamon, D., Moller, H. Size isn’t everything: estimating nutrient inputs from burrow-nesting seabirds on a New Zealand island. Manuscript in review, Emu.


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