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  • Abundance and diversity of epibenthic amphipods (Crustacea) from contrasting bathyal habitats

    Knox, Matthew Andrew; Hogg, Ian D.; Pilditch, Conrad A.; Lörz, Anne-Nina; Nodder, Scott D. (Elsevier, 2012-04)
    To investigate relationships between epibenthic macrofauna and bathyal habitat characteristics, we examined the abundance, diversity and community composition of amphipod crustaceans relative to environmental variables on ...
  • Diversity of New Zealand Deep-sea Amphipoda

    Knox, Matthew Andrew (University of Waikato, 2012)
    Biodiversity and the ecological and evolutionary processes which influence faunal distributions are poorly understood in deep-sea habitats. This thesis assesses diversity of deep-sea amphipod crustaceans at three taxonomic ...
  • Fish biosurveillance by genetic methods: a feasibility study

    Knox, Matthew Andrew; Hicks, Brendan J.; Banks, Jonathan C.; Hogg, Ian D. (Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, School of Science & Engineering, University of Waikato, 2008)
    We evaluated the possibility of isolating DNA from environmental samples to detect and identify invasive fish species based on variation in the sequences for mitochondrial gene region. Goldfish CO1 DNA was successfully ...
  • Invasion, genetic variation and species identity of the calanoid copepod Sinodiaptomus valkanovi

    Makino, Wataru; Knox, Matthew Andrew; Duggan, Ian C. (Blackwell Publishing, 2010)
    1. Although Sinodiaptomus valkanovi [sensu Ueda & Ohtsuka (Hydrobiologia, 379, 1998, 159)] is one of the most common freshwater calanoid copepods in Japan, it was originally described from specimens collected in Sofia, ...
  • Mitochondrial DNA (COI) analyses reveal that amphipod diversity is associated with environmental heterogeneity in deep-sea habitats

    Knox, Matthew Andrew; Hogg, Ian D.; Pilditch, Conrad A.; Lörz, Anne-Nina; Hebert, Paul D. N.; Steinke, Dirk (Wiley, 2012)
    The relationship between species diversity and environmental parameters is poorly understood for the mobile macrofauna of deep-sea habitats due to under-sampling and subsequent lack of accurate taxonomic information. To ...