Saunders, T.E., 2022. The Future is Open: Establishing Wider Open Access for Research Publications in Aotearoa New Zealand. Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Auckland, New Zealand. [Open Access]

Journal Articles

Abram, Paul K., Eric Guerra-Grenier, Jacques Brodeur, Clarissa Capko, Michely Ferreira Santos Aquino, Elizabeth H. Beers, Maria Carolina Blassioli-Moraes, et al. 2023. Protective Geometry and Reproductive Anatomy as Candidate Determinants of Clutch Size Variation in Pentatomid Bugs. The American Naturalist 202 (4): E104–20. [Online] [Preprint]
Saunders, T.E., Avila, G.A., Holwell, G.I., 2022. Retrospective host-specificity testing shows Trissolcus basalis (Wollaston) and the native Trissolcus oenone (Dodd) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) have overlapping physiological host ranges in New Zealand. Biological Control 170, 104926. [Online] [Open Access]
Saunders, T.E., 2022. Improving pre-release risk assessments for classical biological control agents by integrating behavioural, electrophysiological, and chemical-ecological methods for host specificity testing. PhD Thesis: The University of Auckland, New Zealand. [Open Access]
Saunders, T.E., Avila, G.A., Holwell, G.I., 2021. Pre-emptive host-specificity testing of Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) reveals high parasitism levels against the endemic New Zealand alpine shield bug in laboratory no-choice tests. Austral Entomology 60, 411–421. [Online] [Open Access]
Lefort, M.-C., Beggs, J.R., Glare, T.R., Saunders, T.E., Doyle, E.J., Boyer, S., 2020. A molecular approach to study Hymenoptera diets using wasp nests. NeoBiota 63, 57–79. [Open Access]
Saunders, T.E., 2020. Taxonomy at a crossroads: Communicating value, building capability, and seizing opportunities for the future. Megataxa 1, 63–66. [Open Access]
Saunders, T.E., Ward, D.F., 2018. Variation in the diversity and richness of parasitoid wasps based on sampling effort. PeerJ 6, e4642. [Open Access]
Saunders, T.E., Ward, D.F., 2017. A new species of Lusius (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 40, 72–78. [Online] [Open Access]
Saunders, T.E., 2017. Optimising Capture Methods for the Evaluation of Parasitoid Wasp Diversity. MSc Thesis: The University of Auckland, New Zealand. [Open Access]


A first step in delivering a courageous vision of Open Research for Aotearoa | OA Australasia | 4 Dec 2022

Let taxpayers access research they fund | Newsroom | 5 June 2019

Taxonomy – the neglected science of discovery | Newsroom | 22 April 2019

Dissecting the ‘insect apocalypse’ | SciBlogs [Archived] | 9 April 2019

Tiny wasp could be answer to stink bug problem | Newsroom | 5 February 2018


Should the public have access to research they fund? | Radio New Zealand | 5 June 2019

Meet Lusius malfoyi, a parasitoid wasp | Radio New Zealand | 22 March 2018


New Zealand native wasps can fight pests by laying eggs | Western Leader | 24 April 2018

‘Lusius malfoyi’, la avispa recién descubierta en Nueva Zelanda | El Periodico | 15 October 2017

A sting in the tale: Auckland researcher names wasp after Harry Potter villain | | 12 October 2017

Why this wasp has been named after Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter | BBC | 12 October 2017

Una avispa con nombre del malvado de la serie Harry Potter | La Vanguardia | 12 October 2017 Year

Lusius malfoyi wasp named after Harry Potter villain | Daily Mail | 11 October 2017

Biologist names wasp after Harry Potter character | Times of India | 11 October 2017

Lucius Malfoy gets sting: Wasp named after Harry Potter character | Hindustan Times | 11 October 2017

A Wasp Was Named After A ‘Harry Potter’ Villain, & It’s So Fitting | Elite Daily | 11 October 2017

Geting får namn efter en Harry Potter-karaktär | Sveriges Radio | 11 October 2017

Wasp Named After Lucius Malfoy | Girlfriend Australia | 11 October 2017

Wasp named after Harry Potter villain Lucius Malfoy | CNN | 10 October 2017

Lusius malfoyi wasp: New Zealand insect named after Harry Potter villain | The Guardian | 10 October 2017

New Zealand wasp named after Harry Potter character Lucius Malfoy | The Telegraph | 10 October 2017

Vespa parasitoide da Nova Zelândia é classificada como ‘Lusius malfoyi’ | Jornal O Globo | 10 October 2017

Wasp named after Lucius Malfoy just needs your love | Mashable | 10 October 2017

“Harry Potter” Character Lucius Malfoy Inspires Name of New Wasp Species | Teen Vogue | 10 October 2017

Une gentille guêpe baptisée “Malfoy”, comme le méchant sorcier dans Harry Potter | L'Express | 10 October 2017

Ecco la vespa “Lucius Malfoy”, scienziato battezza insetto come il cattivo di Harry Potter | Il Gazzettino | 10 October 2017

‘Good’ native wasp gets Harry Potter moniker | NZ Herald | 8 October 2017


Not Your Spin Doctor | Scigest | 18 March 2021

SciFri Panel: Insect Apocalypse — Myth or Reality? | Scigest | 7 January 2020

SciFri Panel: What is Natural? | Scigest | 16 September 2019

Harry Potter, Taxonomy, and Academic Publishing with Tom Saunders | In Situ Science | 5 August 2019

A Lesson from Europe | Scigest | 26 July 2019

From Elephants to Entomology | Scigest | 22 January 2019

Growing Passion into a Career | Scigest | 27 June 2018