Sarah Jane Bury

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Stable isotope ratio analyses at natural abundance levels are an increasingly useful tool in ecological studies, with new papers being published in nearly every issue of Oecologia and other ecological journals. In April 2004, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (IGNS) co-hosted(More)
Pelagic seabirds are highly mobile, reducing the likelihood of allopatric speciation where disruption of gene flow between populations is caused by physically insurmountable, extrinsic barriers. Spatial segregation during the non-breeding season appears to provide an intrinsic barrier to gene flow among seabird populations that otherwise occupy nearby or(More)
The diet of Antarctic silverfish Pleuragramma antarcticum was evaluated by examining stomach contents of specimens collected in the Ross Sea (71°-77° S; 165°-180° E) in January to March 2008. Pleuragramma antarcticum (50-236 mm standard length, L(S)) and prey items were analysed for stable-isotopic composition of carbon and nitrogen. According to index of(More)
Both Macrourus caml and M. whitsoni are probably abundant and widespread in the Ross Sea region at depths between approximately 500 and 2100 m. We present the analysis of stomach contents (including regurgitated stomach contents) from an undifferentiated mixture of 33 specimens of these species (henceforth Macrourus spp.) in the Ross Sea region of the(More)
Since the decimation of the southern right whale Eubalaena australis population in New Zealand by whaling, research on its recovery has focused on the wintering ground at the Auckland Islands, neglecting potentially important wintering habitat at Campbell Island. For the first time in 20 years we conducted an expedition to sub-Antarctic Campbell Island to(More)
A liquid scintillation spectrometry method for the determination of (234)Th in seawater with (230)Th as the yield tracer has been developed and validated. (234)Th is separated from the dissolved phase by an Fe(OH)(3) precipitation and is then purified using ion exchange chromatography. The counting source is prepared by taking the sample to dryness in a(More)
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