Dr Diane Fraser

Senior Lecturer
Environmental and Animal Sciences
Location: Building 115, Room 2012
Email Dr Diane Fraser

Qualifications

PhD University of Aberdeen, Scotland., BSc (Agric) (Hons) University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Professional memberships

New Zealand Biosecurity Institute; New Zealand Society of Animal Production;
Zoo and Aquarium Association; Ornithological Society of New Zealand;
Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc; Motu Kaikoura Trust; Guardians of the Bay of Islands; External member of Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support (AMCOS) Ethics Committee; The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science.

Profile

Diane completed her PhD in the limiting amino acids for milk production in lactating dairy cows at the Rowett Research Institute/Aberdeen University in Scotland before completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in protein nutrition of lambs at Lincoln University, New Zealand. After three years of developing and teaching a one year Certificate in Animal Technology at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Diane ran a small private wildlife park on Molokai, Hawaii. 

In the Department of Natural Sciences, she primarily teaches into biosecurity, environmental risk management, bioresource ecology and animal breeding and nutrition topics in the Bachelor of Applied Science and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing programmes.   Diane's research interests centre around invasive species impact and control within New Zealand and she has developed ongoing research collaborative relationships with Auckland Council and Key Industries.  She is currently studying in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Biosecurity and Conservation) at Auckland University.

Publications

Fraser, D., Dabb, H., & Graham, C. (2016). Biosecurity awareness of ferry passengers travelling to islands in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Auckland, Environmental & Animal Sciences, Unitec.

Graham, C., Dabb, H., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Adams, N., & Fraser, D. (2016). Getting the message out: Managing & promoting biosecurity awareness in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. New Zealand Biosecurity (NETS) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

O'Sullivan, R., Smith, H., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Adams, N., & Fraser, D. (2016). Businesses as pathways for the spread of Argentine ants and plague (rainbow) skinks to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. New Zealand Biosecurity (NETS) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Watson, L., Galbraith, M., Fraser, D., & Nicholson, K. (2016). Spoilt for choice - foods of the black-backed gull in urban Auckland. NZ Ornithological Society Conference, Napier, New Zealand.

Aguilar, G., Fraser, D., & Kumar, S. (2016). Mapping the potential range of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) in New Zealand. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS), Auckland, New Zealand.

Jones, G., Fenwick, S-J., Lallu, U., & Fraser, D. (2016). Perceptions and impacts: An observational pilot study of the effects of Argentine ants on honey bees in New Zealand. Unitec ePress Perspectives in Biosecurity Series (Vol. 1).

Cameron, K. E., Adams, N. J., Wassenaar, R. J., Bistricer, A., Brown, J. K., Halliday, A. D., Lodge-Osborn, K. R., Robson, E. A., Jones, G., Salinsky, J. R., & Fraser, D. L. (2016). Behavioural methodologies for measuring the efficacy of repellent in sparrows (Passer domesticus). Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Cameron, K. E., Adams, N. J., Wassenaar, R. J., Bistricer, A., Brown, K. J., Halliday, A. D., Lodge-Osborn, K. R., Robson, E. A., Jones, G., Salinsky, J. R., & Fraser, D. L. (2016). The effectiveness of a commercially available bird repellent on house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Annual Science week Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Gold Coast, Australia.

Waters, J., Fraser, D., Adams, N. J., Blackie, H., & MacKay, J. (2016). Increasing possum interaction rates with chew cards using new formulation lures. New Zealand Journal of Zoology (Vol. 1).

Aley, J.P., Adams, N.J., Ladyman, R., & Fraser, D.L. (2015). The efficacy of Capsaicin as an equine repellent for chewing wood. Journal of Veterinary Behavior (Vol. 10(3)).

Fraser, D.L., Aguilar, G., Nagle, W., Galbraith, M., & Ryall, C. (2015). The House Crow (Corvus splendens): A Threat to New Zealand? ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (Vol. 4).

Dabb, H., Gibbons, R., & Fraser, D. (2015). An assessment of risk pathways for the spread of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) and rainbow skinks (Lampropholis delicata) by commercial businesses in the eastern Rodney district, New Zealand to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland, Department of Natural Sciences, Unitec, Auckland.

Wairepo, J., Wilson, M., Morgan, S., Adams, N., Fraser, D., Cook, J., & Waipara, N. (2015). Intensive surveillance confirms restricted distribution of plague skinks (Lampropholis delicata) on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference, Dunedin.

Dabb, H., Gibbons, R., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Adams, N., & Fraser, D. (2015). An assessment of businesses as risk pathways for the spread of Argentine ants and rainbow skinks. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference, Dunedin.

Todd, T., & Fraser, D. (2015). Report on Biosecurity Advocacy on Ferries in the Hauraki Gulf, Jan/Feb 2015. Auckland, Department of Natural Sciences, Unitec.

Fraser, D. L., Aguilar, G., Nagle, W., Galbraith, M., & Ryall, C. (2015). Modelling suitable habitat for the house crow in New Zealand. Australasian Ornithological Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Hayhurst, K., Spedding, S., Ferkins, C., Waipara, N., Stewart, M., Fraser, D., Aguilar, G., & Adams, N. (2015). Epilobium hirtigerum and our community. Hobsonville Point Community Seminar, Auckland.

Killick, S., Wairepo, J., Waipara, N., Cook, J., Aguilar, G., Galbraith, M., and Fraser, D. (2014). Detecting the spread of a known rainbow skink population over an island. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference, 29 July - 1 August 2014, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3098

Marshall, A., Morgan, A., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Aguilar, G., Galbraith, M., and Fraser, D. (2014). Distribution of Argentine ant and rainbow skink in selected locations in the Rodney district, Auckland. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3102

Fraser, D., Galbraith, M., and Jones, G. (2014). A summary of success of applied learning in a degree at Unitec. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3096

Morgan, S., and Fraser, D. L. (2014). An assessment of the potential risk pathways of rainbow skinks and Argentine ants from Rodney district businesses to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland Council Argentine Ant Tactical Advisory Group, Auckland Council, 12 June 2014.

Morgan, S., and Fraser, D. (2014). An assessment of the potential risk pathways of rainbow skinks and Argentine ants from Rodney district businesses to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland Council Pest Liaison Group Meeting, 7 May 2014, Western Springs, Auckland.

Morgan, S., and Fraser, D. (2014). An assessment of the potential risk pathways of rainbow skinks and Argentine ants from Rodney district businesses to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Department of Conservation, Northern Head Office, 22 May 2014, Devonport, Auckland.

Galbraith, M., Tennyson, A., Shepherd, L., Robinson, P., and Fraser, D. (2014). High altitude New Zealand record for a Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus). 26th International Ornithological Congress, 18-24 August 2014, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan.

Galbraith, M., Fraser, D., and Jones, G. (2014). Introduction of a degree major in science communication at Unitec. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3103

Fraser, D. L., Galbraith, M., Adams, N., and Blanchon, D. (2014). Range expansion of the spur-winged plover (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae) in New Zealand. Notornis (Vol. 61 (1)).

Morgan, S., Marshall, A., Cook, J., Galbraith, M., Ward, D., and Fraser, D. (2014). Risk pathways for Rodney district businesses tot he islands of the Hauraki Gulf. New Zealand Ecological Society Annual Conference, 17 - 20 November, 2014, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Waters, J., Adams, N., Fraser, D., and MacKay, J. (2014). Novel lures to increase possum detections and reduce rat interference at Chew Cards. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand. .

Jones, G., Fenwick, S.-J., Lalu, U., Visser, P.., Aguilar, G., Galbraith, M., Fraser, D., and G. (2014). Potential impact of Argentine ant on beehive productivity. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Galbraith, M., Fraser, D. L., and Alach, J. (2014). Telemetry. Mataia Restoration Project, Kaipara, Auckland.

Fraser, D. L., Galbraith, M., Adams, N., and Blanchon, D. (2014). Range expansion of the spur-winged plover in New Zealand. New Zealand Ornithological Society Auckland Branch, Unitec.

Marshall, A., Morgan, S., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Aguilar, G., Galbraith, M., and Fraser, D. (2014). Distribution of Argentine ant and rainbow skink in selected locations in the Rodney district. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Morgan, S., Marshall, A., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Ward, D., McNatty, A., Adams, N., and Fraser, D. (2014). An assessment of risk pathways from commercial businesses to pest-free islands of the Hauraki Gulf. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference 29 July - 1 August 2014 New Plymouth, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3097

Fraser, D. L., Blanchon, D., Adams, N., and Galbraith, M. (2014). The spread of the spur-winged plover (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae) in New Zealand. 26th International Ornithological Congress, 18-24 August 2014, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3104

Fraser, D., and Galbraith, M. (2013). The spur-winged plover in New Zealand: Past and present. NZ Biosecurity Institute Northern branch meeting, November 2013.

Galbraith, M., Tennyson, A., Shepherd, L., and Fraser, D. L. (2013). High altitude New Zealand record for a long-tailed skua (Stercorarius longidaudus). Notornis (Vol. 60 (3)).

Fraser, D., Galbraith, M., Adams, N., and Blanchon, D. (2013). Range expansion in the spur-winged plover in New Zealand. NZ Biosecurity Institue (NETS) conference, Greymouth, August 2013.

Galbraith, M., Fraser, D., and Visser, P. (2013). Estimating relative abundance of ants using electronic colour analysis. NZ Biosecurity Institue (NETS) conference, Greymouth, August 2013.

Wairepo, J., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Fraser, D., Aguilar, G., and Galbraith, M. (2012). Presence/absence of Rainbow Skinks (Lampropholis delicata) on Kawau Island. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference.

Findlay, I., Visser, P., Fraser, D., Galbraith, M., Williams, F., Vodanovich, C., and Cunneen, C. (2012). Evaluation of the domino effect of BIFF ANT for the control of Aregentine ants. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference.

Tyrrell, L., Cook, J., Waipara, N., and Fraser, D. (2012). Hauraki Gulf Island Biosecurity: An assessment of ferry passenger awareness. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference.

Gardner, L., Graham, R., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Fraser, D., Aguilar, G., and Galbraith, M. (2012). The distribution of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) in selected locations on Kawau Island. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference.

Graham, R., Gardner, L., Cook, J., Waipara, N., Fraser, D., Aguilar, G., and Galbraith, M. (2012). Evaluation of two methods; baited pottles and visual assessment, for the effective identification of the presence/absence of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) on Kawau Island. New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NETS) conference.

Galbraith, M., and Fraser, D. (2012). Estimating relative abundance of ants using electronic colour analysis. Northern Branch meeting (November) of New Zealand Biosecurity Institute.

Fraser, D., Aguilar, G., Galbraith, M., and Nagle, B. (2011). The Indian House Crow (Corvus splendens): A Threat to New Zealand? New Zealand Biosecurity Institute National Education and Training Seminar 2011. Takapuna, Auckland.

Galbraith, M., Blanchon, D., Fraser, D., and Jones, G. (2011). Biosecurity as an undergraduate degree pathway. NZ Biosecurity Institute (NETS) Conference, Takapuna, Auckland.

Fraser, D.L., Aguilar, G., Galbraith, M., and Nagle, B. (2011). The Indian House Crow (Corvus slpendens): A threat to new Zealand? Research Symposium, Unitec, Auckland.

Fraser, D.L., Aguilar, G., Galbraith, M., and Nagle, B. (2011). the Indian House Crow (Corvus splendens): A threat to New Zealand? Auckland Science Teachers Association Biology Support Group.

Aguilar, G., Farnworth, M., Fraser, D. L., and Galbraith, M. (2011). GIS research for biodiversity management and animal welfare. Research Symposium, Unitec, Auckland.

Fraser, D.L. (2010). Selection of animals to achieve a breeding goal. Auckland Science Teachers Association Biology Support Group.

Roberts, L., and Fraser, D. (2009). Multigenerational Education. 2009 Proceedings of the Australian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria Conference The Australian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria Conference 2009.

Fraser, D. (2007). Nocturnal behaviour of captive Asian elephants. Auckland Science Teachers Association Biology Support Group.

Fraser, D., Freeman, I., Lockette, C., Coers, A., and Waran, N. (2007). Nocturnal behaviour of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) at Auckland zoo. ARAZPA Conference.

Cox, R., Waran, N., Clarke, N., Batey, M., Sullivan, N., and Fraser, D. (2006). A study into the effect of browse presentation on the incidence of stereotypes in captive giraffe (Giraffe camelopardalis) at Auckland Zoo. 2nd International Congress of Zookeeping.

Sundar, P., Waran, N., Gardiner, L., and Fraser, D. (2006). A study into the effect of the location of food presentation on the use of the enclosure by captive Siamang (Hylobates syndactylus) at Auckland Zoo. 2nd International Congress of Zookeeping.

Fraser, D. (2006). Animal behaviour: Browse presentation and the incidence of stereotypic behaviour in captive giraffe. Auckland Science Teachers Association Biology Support Group.

Fraser, D., & Nicholson, D. (2005). Conservation medicine: the integration of this exciting new topic into a progressive new degree programme. Presented to the First National Symposium on Conservation Medicine, 7-8 July, Auckland.

Roberts, L. G., & Fraser, D. (2002). Education for zookeeping professionals: A three step process. Presented to the Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria, Adelaide.

Fraser, D. L., & Roberts, L. (2002). Measurement of salivary cortisol levels as an indication of stress in Californian sealions. Presented to the Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria, and South East Asian Zoos Association conference, 24-28 June, Singapore.

Fraser, D. L., & Roberts, L. (2002). Education for conservationists: A new era, Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria, and South East Asian Zoos Association conference . Singapore, 24-28 June, Singapore.