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Publications majeures :

Gavin L., Dickie I., Banks J., Boyer S., Buckley H.L., Buckley T.R., Cruickshank R., Dopheide A., Handley K.M., Hermans S., Kamke J., Lee C.K., MacDiarmid R., Morales S.E., Orlovich D.A., Smissen R., Wood J., Holdaway R. (2017) Methods for the Extraction, Storage, Amplification and Sequencing of DNA from Environmental Samples. Journal of New Zealand Ecology, In Press.

Boyer S., Ikeda T., Lefort M.-C., Malumbres-Olarte J., Schmidt J.M. (2017) Percentage-Based Author Contribution Index (ACI): a universal, straightforward and fair measure of author contribution to scientific articles. Research Integrity and Peer Review, 2:18.

Lefort M.-C., Wratten, Cusumano A., Varennes Y.-D., Boyer S. (2017) Disentangling higher trophic level interactions in the cabbage aphid food web using high-throughput DNA sequencing. Metabarcoding & Metagenomics, 1: e13709.

González-Chang M., Boyer S., Creasy G.L., Lefort M.-C., Wratten S.D. (2017) Mussel shell mulch can increase vineyard sustainability by changing scarab pest behaviour. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 37:42. 

Boyer S. (2017) Outside the tower: Nature’s treasure hunt. Science, 356 (6336): 387-387.

Lefort M-C., Boyer S., Glare T. (2017) A response to Pennisi - “How do gut microbiomes help herbivores”, a hint into next-generation biocontrol solutions. Rethinking Ecology, 1: 9-13.

Olmos-Pérez L., Roura A., Pierce G.J., Boyer S., Gonzàlez A.F. (2017) Diet composition and variability of wild Octopus vulgaris and Alloteuthis media (Cephalopoda) paralarvae through a metagenomic lens. Frontiers in Physiology, 8: 321.

Kim Y.-N., Dickinson N., Bowie M., Robinson B., Boyer S. (2017) Molecular identification and distribution of native and exotic earthworms in New Zealand human-modified Soils. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 41(2): 218-225.

Nboyine J.A., Saville D., Boyer S., Cruickshank R.H., Wratten S.D. (2017) When host-plant resistance to a pest leads to higher plant damage. Journal of Pest Science, 90: 173-182.

Kim Y.-N., Robinson B., Lee K.-A., Boyer S., Dickinson N. (2017) Interactions between earthworm burrowing, growth of a leguminous shrub and nitrogen cycling in a former agricultural soil. Applied Soil Ecology, 110, 79–87.

Kim Y.-N., Robinson B., Horswell J., Boyer S., Dickinson N. (2017) Biochemical impacts of endemic Maoridrilus earthworms (Megascolecidae) in biosolids-amended soil. Journal of Environmental Quality, 46, 177-184.

Boyer S., Lefort M.-C., Winder L (2016) Rethinking Ecology – Challenging Current Thinking in Ecological Research. Rethinking Ecology 1, 1-8.

Sprague R., Boyer S., Stevenson G., Wratten S.D. (2016) Assessing pollinators’ use of floral resource subsidies in agri-environment schemes: An illustration using Phacelia tanacetifolia and honeybees. PeerJ, 4:e2677.

Boyer S., Snyder W.E., Wratten S.D. (2016) Editorial: Molecular and isotopic approaches to food webs in agroecosystems. Food Webs, 9, 1-3.

Boyer S., Kim Y.-N., Bowie M.H., Lefort M.-C., Dickinson N.M. (2016) Response of endemic and exotic earthworm communities to ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology 24 (6), 717-721.

Sandhu H., Waterhouse B.R., Boyer S., Wratten S.D. (2016) Scarcity of ecosystem services: an experimental manipulation of declining pollination rates and its economic consequences for agriculture. PeerJ, 4:e2099.

Gonzales-Chang M.A.G, Wratten S.D., Lefort M.-C., Boyer S. (2016) Food webs and biological control. A review of molecular tools used to reveal trophic interactions in agricultural systems. Food Webs, 9, 4-11

Boyer S., Case B.S., Lefort M.-C., Waterhouse B.R., Wratten S.D. (2016) The potential for ecosystem-scale translocations to mitigate the impact of climate change on terrestrial biodiversity [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 5:146

Bowie M.H., Black L., Boyer S., Dickinson N.M., Hodge S. (2016) Vulnerability and resilience of a natural vegetation remnant within an intensive dairy farm landscape in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 40(1), 121-130.

Smith C., Bowie M.H., Hahner J.L., Boyer S., Kim Y.-N., Zhong H.-T., Abbott M., Rhodes S.H., Sharp D., Dickinson N. (2016) Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project: a case study for a consultative and multidisciplinary approach in selecting indicators of restoration success for a sand mining closure site, West Coast, New Zealand. CATENA, 136, 91-103.

32. Boyer S. (2016) NextGen Voices - How political priorities affect young scientists's ability to do and communicate science. Science, 352(6268), 20-22.

Lefort M.-C., Boyer S., Vereijssen J., Sprague R., Glare T.R., Worner S.P. A (2015) Preference of a native beetle for “exoticism”, characteristics that contribute to invasive success of Costelytra zealandica (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). PeerJ, 3, e1454.

Kim Y.-N., Robinson B., Boyer S., Zhong H.-T., Dickinson N. (2015) Native, exotic and novel: earthworms, soils and plants in New Zealand’s production landscapes. Applied Soil Ecology, 96, 141-150.

Boyer S., Cruickshank R.H., Wratten S.D. (2015) Faeces of generalist predators as ‘biodiversity capsules’: a new tool for biodiversity assessment in remote and inaccessible habitats. Food Webs, 3, 1-6.

Lefort M.-C., Worner S.P., Rostas M., Vereijsen J., Boyer S. (2015) Responding positively to plant defences, a candidate key trait for invasion success in phytophagous insects. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 39(1), 128-132.

Boyer S. (2014) Fauna in decline: The community way. Science, 346, 821–821.

Waterhouse B. Adair K.L. Boyer S. Wratten S.D. (2014) Advanced mine restoration protocols facilitate early recovery of soil microbial biomass, activity and functional diversity. Basic and Applied Ecology. 15(7), 599-606.

Waterhouse B., Boyer S., Adair K.L. Wratten S.D. (2014) Using municipal biosolids in ecological restoration: what is good for plants and soil may not be good for endemic earthworms. Ecological Engineering, 70, 414-421.

Adair K., Wratten S.D., Barnes A.-M., Waterhouse B.R., Smith M., Lear G., Weber P., Pizey M., Boyer S. (2014) Effects of biosolids on biodiesel crop yield and belowground communities. Ecological Engineering, 68, 270-278.

Waterhouse B., Boyer S., Wratten S.D. (2014) Pyrosequencing of prey DNA in faeces of carnivorous land snails to facilitate ecological restoration and relocation programmes. Oecologia. 175 (2), 737-746.

Varennes Y.-D., Boyer S., Wratten S.D. (2014) Un-nesting DNA Russian dolls – The potential for rapid construction of food webs using residual DNA in empty aphid mummies. Molecular Ecology, 23(15), 3925–3933.

Lefort M.-C., Boyer S., De Romans S., Armstrong K. Glare T.R., Worner S.P. (2014) Was the invasion process in the scarab Costelytra zealandica (White) within its native range driven by a host range expansion or a host-shift? PeerJ, 2, e262.

Boyer S., Wratten S.D., Holyoake A., Abdelkrim J., Cruickshank R.H. (2013) Using next-generation sequencing to analyse the diet of a highly endangered land snail (Powelliphanta augusta) feeding on endemic earthworms. PLoS One, 8(9), e75962.

Versteirt V., Boyer S., Damiens D., De Clercq E.M., Dekoninck W., Ducheyne E., Grootaert P., Garros C., Hance T., Hendrickx G., Coosemans M., & Van Bortel W. (2013) Nationwide inventory of mosquito biodiversity (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium, Europe. Bulletin of entomological research, 103, 193–203.

Boyer S., Brown, S.D.J. Collins R.A., Cruickshank R.H., Lefort M.-C.D., Malumbres-Olarte J., Wratten S.D. (2012) Sliding window analyses for optimal selection of mini-barcodes, and application to 454-pyrosequencing for specimen identification from degraded DNA. PLOS One, 7(5), e38215.

Brown, S.D.J., Collins R.A, Boyer, S., Lefort M.-C., Malumbres-Olarte J., Vink C.J.,  Cruickshank R.H. (2012) SPIDER: An R package for the analysis of species identity and evolution, with particular reference to DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(3), 562–565.

Lefort M.-C., Boyer S., Worner S.P., Armstrong K. (2012) Noninvasive molecular methods to identify live scarab larvae: an example of sympatric pest and nonpest species in New Zealand. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(3), 389–395.

Boyer S., Wratten S.D., Pizey M., Weber P. (2011) Impact of mining rehabilitation on soil fauna: example of endemic earthworms in a New Zealand coal mine. Pedobiologia, 54S, S99–S102.

Boyer S., Wratten S.D. (2010) The potential of earthworms to restore ecosystem services after opencast mining - A review. Basic and Applied Ecology, 11: 196–203.

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