About me

I completed my PhD in 2016 at Lincoln University, NZ, specializing in spatial and population modelling of invasive weeds. I have worked with SDMs, matrix-based population models, and individual based forest dynamic models.  My current position at AUT is funded by New Zealand's Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, where I am part of a large team led by Hannah Buckley (AUT) and David Norton (University of Canterbury) investigating functional biodiversity in NZ farm landscapes. We aim to bring together the social, ecological and economic factors that affect farm conservation and model future scenarios using network approaches. Check out our project website!


I am particularly interested in landscape and quantitative ecology, and how we can use technology in novel ways to answer ecological questions. In addition to highlighting my recent work, I'll be using this site to share useful code, ongoing analyses, and general tips and tricks as I think of them. 


JL Pannell, HL Buckley, DA Norton, A Brugman, BS Case, MC Stanley (In review, Bioscience) A framework for identifying barriers to successful conservation of birds and mammals in agroecosystems. 


BS Case, JL Pannell, MC Stanley, DA Norton, A Brugman, M Funaki, C Mathieu, C Songling, F Suryaningrum,  HL Buckley (In review, People and Nature) Non-production vegetation has a positive effect on ecological processes in agroecosystems. Preprint http://assert.pub/papers/624635


JL Pannell, AM Dencer-Brown, SS Greening, E Hume, C Mathieu, J Mugford, R Runghen (In review, Ecosphere) An early career perspective on encouraging collaborative and interdisciplinary research in ecology


JL Pannell, HL Buckley, BS Case, DA Norton (Submitted, Journal of Environmental Management) Native vegetation in agroecosystems is important for biodiversity conservation in New Zealand


A Lischka, CJ Pook, HE Braid, JL Pannell, S Gaw, KSR Bolstad (Accepted, Fisheries Research) Distribution of trace metals in the tissues of arrow squid (Nototodarus sloanii) from the Chatham Rise, New Zealand: human health implications. 


JL Pannell, RP Duncan, PE Hulme (2019) Transplant experiments predict potential future spread of alien succulents along an elevation gradient. Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-019-01982-2


A Lischka, C Pook, JL Pannell, K Bolstad, HE Braid (2019) Metal composition of arrow squid (Nototodarus sloanii [Gray 1849]) from the Chatham Rise, New Zealand: implications for human consumption. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-019-04510-w


A Lischka, T Lacoue-Labarthe, HJT Hoving, J JavidPour, JL Pannell, V Merten, C Churlaud, P Bustamante (2018) High cadmium and mercury concentrations in the tissues of the orange-back flying squid, Sthenoteuthis pteropus, from the tropical Eastern Atlantic. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 163, 323-330. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.07.087


D Norton, J Pannell (2018) Desk-top assessment of native vegetation on New Zealand sheep and beef farms. Report for Beef & Lamb NZ, available at  https://beeflambnz.com/nortonreport


J Pannell (2016) Data Management Plan for PhD Thesis "Climatic Limitation of Alien Weeds in New Zealand: Enhancing Species Distribution Models with Field Data". Research Ideas and Outcomes 2, e10600 DOI:  10.3897/rio.2.e10600


J Pannell (2016) Climatic limitation of alien weeds in New Zealand: enhancing species distribution models with field data. PhD, Lincoln University http://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/handle/10182/7664