### Recent Submissions

• #### Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria ﻿

(Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020)
© 2020, The Author(s). The assembly of single-amplified genomes (SAGs) and metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) has led to a surge in genome-based discoveries of members affiliated with Archaea and Bacteria, bringing with ...
• #### Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report ﻿

(University of California Press, 2020)
<jats:p>Our understanding of the processes that control the burden and budget of tropospheric ozone has changed dramatically over the last 60 years. Models are the key tools used to understand these changes, and these ...
• #### The influence of atmospheric circulation patterns during large snowfall events in New Zealand's Southern Alps ﻿

(Wiley, 2020)
Large snowfall events contribute significantly to total annual snow accumulation across the maritime Southern Alps. However, the knowledge about atmospheric circulation patterns associated with large snowfall events over ...
• #### Quasi-random ranked set sampling ﻿

(Elsevier BV, 2021)
This article presents a quasi-random ranked set sampling approach based on the Halton sequence for natural resource surveys. A design-based variance estimator for the sample mean is also presented.
• #### Long-term analysis of sea ice drift in the western Ross sea, Antarctica, at high and low spatial resolution ﻿

(MDPI AG, 2020)
© 2020 by the authors. The Ross Sea region, including three main polynya areas in McMurdo Sound, Terra Nova Bay, and in front of the Ross Ice Shelf, has experienced a significant increase in sea ice extent in the first ...
• #### Updated inventory of glacier ice in New Zealand based on 2016 satellite imagery ﻿

(Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2020)
The only complete inventory of New Zealand glaciers was based on aerial photography starting in 1978. While there have been partial updates using 2002 and 2009 satellite data, most glaciers are still represented by the ...
• #### A country comparison of place-based activity response to COVID-19 policies ﻿

(2020)
The emergence of the novel Coronavirus Disease in late 2019 (COVID-19) and subsequent pandemic led to an immense disruption in the daily lives of almost everyone on the planet. Faced with the consequences of inaction, ...
• #### The impacts of a community-based health education and nutritional support program on birth outcomes among migrant workers in maesot, thailand: A retrospective review ﻿

(2020)
Since 2014, The Charis Project and later Shade Tree Foundation have been conducting community-based interventions focusing on nutritional support and education for pregnant and nursing mothers to alleviate immediate human ...
• #### Selling just preservation ﻿

(Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, 2020)
Treves et al. argue for better representation of voiceless groups in current policy decisions. We agree with the argument but believe it will be challenging to convince enough people of its importance to change policy — ...
• #### Initiator Feeding Policies in Semi-Batch Free Radical Polymerization: A Monte Carlo Study ﻿

(MDPI AG, 2020)
<jats:p>A Monte Carlo simulation algorithm is developed to visualize the impact of various initiator feeding policies on the kinetics of free radical polymerization. Three cases are studied: (1) general free radical ...
• #### Farmers’ perceptions of options for pasture remediation and recovery following major tephra fall in New Zealand ﻿

(2020)
Many regions around the world have farms surrounding potentially active volcanoes that have been dormant for decades to centuries. Without any recent experience, a new major eruption and tephra fall would present an ...

(2019)
• #### The Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) Alert Algorithm and Alert System ﻿

(2018)
We describe a new microlensing-event alert algorithm that is tailored to the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) multi-observatory system. The algorithm focuses on detecting "rising" events, i.e., events whose ...
• #### Volcanic ballistic projectile deposition from a continuously erupting volcano: Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu ﻿

(Volcanica, 2020)
Volcanic Ballistic Projectiles (VBPs) are the main hazard to life and infrastructure from Strombolian eruptions. This eruption style is a tourist drawcard, exposing people to VBP hazard. Most of the research on VBPs to ...
• #### Simulation in Audiology Training: Making the Most of It ﻿

(2020)
Most New Zealand audiologists will have used some form of simulation during their training. Many of us will remember the vintage electronic masking simulators, or the Parrot software for pure-tone audiometry, but ...
• #### KMT-2018-BLG-0029Lb: A Very Low Mass-Ratio Spitzer Microlens Planet ﻿

(2019)
At $q=1.81\pm 0.20 \times 10^{-5}$, KMT-2018-BLG-0029Lb has the lowest planet-host mass ratio $q$ of any microlensing planet to date by more than a factor of two. Hence, it is the first planet that probes below the ...
• #### KMT-2019-BLG-0842Lb: A Cold Planet Below the Uranus/Sun Mass Ratio ﻿

(2019)
With $q=(4.09\pm 0.27) \times 10^{-5}$, KMT-2019-BLG-0842Lb is the second cold planet with planet-host mass ratio $q$ below that of Uranus relative to the Sun ($q=4.37\times 10^{-5}$), the first having been discovered ...

(2017)
• #### Pathways to urban health and well-being: measuring and modelling of community services’ in a medium size city ﻿

(PAGEPress Publications, 2020)
<jats:p>Social and natural capital are fundamental to people’s wellbeing, often within the context of local community. Developing communities and linking people together provide benefits in terms of mental well-being, ...
• #### Afromontane forest diversity and the role of grassland-forest transition in tree species distribution ﻿

(MDPI AG, 2020)
© 2020 by the authors. Local factors can play an important role in defining tree species distributions in species rich tropical forests. To what extent the same applies to relatively small, species poorWest African montane ...