Nogales M, McConkey KR, Carlo TA, Wotton DM, Bellingham PJ, Traveset A, González‑Castro A, Heleno R, Watanabe K, Ando H, Rogers H, Heinen JH, Drake DR. In press. A review on the state of the art in frugivory and seed dispersal on islands and the implications of global change. The Botanical Review.

Alena H, Wotton DM, Perry GLW. 2023. Seed retention times in New Zealand’s largest gecko, Hoplodactylus duvaucelii, and implications for seed dispersal. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 47(1): 3539. pdf

Carpenter JK, Wilmshurst JM, McConkey KR, Hume JP, Wotton DM, Shiels AB, Burge OB, Drake DR. 2020. The forgotten fauna: Native vertebrate seed predators on islands. Functional Ecology: 1–12.

Wotton DM, Grove PB, Kelly D. 2020. Does habitat manipulation enhance native woody seedling recruitment in a dryland river floodplain? New Zealand Journal of Ecology 44(2): 3416. pdf

Nelson NJ, Briskie JV, Constantine R, Monks J, Wallis GP, Watts C, Wotton DM 2018. The winners: species that have benefited from 30 years of conservation action. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand special issue: The state of conservation in New Zealand. DOI: 10.1080/03036758.2018.1518249.

McAlpine KG, Lamoureaux SL, Timmins SM, Wotton DM 2018. Can a reduced rate of herbicide benefit native plants and control ground cover weeds? New Zealand Journal of Ecology 42(2): DOI: 10.20417/nzjecol.42.34. pdf

Wotton DM 2018. Seed germination, dormancy and longevity in the endangered shrub Muehlenbeckia astonii (Polygonaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 56(3): 331-341. DOI: 10.1080/0028825X.2018.1491862.

McAlpine KG, Lamoureaux SL, Timmins SM, Wotton DM 2017. Native woody plant recruitment in lowland forests invaded by ground cover weeds and non-native mammals. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 41(1): 65-73. DOI: pdf

McAlpine KG, Howell CJ, Wotton DM 2016. Effects of tree control method, seed addition, and introduced mammal exclusion on seedling establishment in an invasive Pinus contorta forest. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40(3): 302-309. pdf

Wotton DM, Drake DR, Powlesland RG & Ladley JJ 2016. The role of lizards as seeds dispersers in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 46(1): 40-65. DOI: 10.1080/03036758.2015.1108924.

Wotton DM & McAlpine KG 2015. Seed dispersal of fleshy-fruited environmental weeds in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39(2): 155–169. pdf

Wotton DM & Kelly D 2012. Do larger frugivores move seeds further? Body size, seed dispersal distance, and a case study of a large, sedentary pigeon. Journal of Biogeography 39(11): 1973–1983 (Special Issue ‘Seed Dispersal on Islands’).

Wotton DM & Kelly D 2011. Frugivore loss limits recruitment of large-seeded trees. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B: Biological Sciences 278(1723): 3345–3354.

Powlesland RG, Moran LR, Wotton DM 2011. Satellite tracking of kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) in Southland, New Zealand: impacts, movements and home range. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35(3): 229–235. pdf

Kelly D, Ladley JJ, Robertson AW, Anderson SH, Wotton DM & Wiser SK 2010. Mutualisms with the wreckage of an avifauna: the status of bird pollination and fruit-dispersal in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 34(1): 66–85 (Supplementary Issue: Feathers to Fur – The ecological transformation of Aotearoa/New Zealand). pdf

Wotton DM, Clout MN & Kelly D 2008. Seed retention times in the New Zealand pigeon, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 32(1): 1–6. pdf

Wotton DM & Ladley JJ 2008. Fruit size preference in the New Zealand pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae). Austral Ecology 33(3): 341–347.

Wotton DM & Kelly D 2007. The consequences of dispersal failure: effects on predation, germination and seedling survival in large-seeded New Zealand trees. In: Turner, S; Merritt, D.; Clarke, S; Commander, L.; Dixon, K (Eds.). Proceedings of the Seed Ecology II 2007 Conference, 9-13 September, Perth, Australia. pp: 100. Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Australia.

Wotton DM, O’Brien C, Stuart MD & Fergus DJ 2004. Eradication success down under: heat treatment of a sunken trawler to kill the invasive seaweed Undaria pinnatifida. Marine Pollution Bulletin 49: 844–849.

Wotton DM & Hewitt CL 2004. Marine biosecurity post-border management: developing incursion response systems for New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 38(3): 553–559.

Hewitt CL, Willing J, Bauckham A, Cassidy M, Cox C, Jones L & Wotton DM 2004. New Zealand marine biosecurity: delivering outcomes in a fluid environment. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 38(3): 429–438.

Wotton DM 2002. Effectiveness of the common gecko (Hoplodactylus maculatus) as a seed disperser on Mana Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 40(4): 639–647.