NIWA Biodiversity Memoirs

The NIWA Biodiversity Memoir (NBM) series comprises technical works that describe New Zealand’s invertebrate marine life—sponges, corals, hydroids, worms, molluscs, crustaceans, sea stars and lesser-known groups. They are beautifully presented, stand-alone monographs that reveal the history and diversity of the subject groups, with new species names and revisionary work that is relevant globally.

These important publications are indispensable references for academic researchers and postgraduate students interested in marine systematics and the conservation of New Zealand’s unique aquatic biodiversity, much of which is found nowhere else in the world.

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NBM090 Bradford, J.M.; Haakonssen, L.; Jillett, J.B. 1983 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid copepods: Families Euchaetidae, Phaennidae, Scolecithricidae, Diaixidae, and Tharybidae. Zooplankton, Arthropoda, Copepoda, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 90 (PDF, 28 MB, 150 p.) Buy hard copy ($44)
NBM089 Herzer, R.H. 1981 Late Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Canterbury continental shelf, New Zealand. Geology, sedimentology, bathymetry, Geomorphology, topography, gravel, sand, mud PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 89 (PDF, 14 MB, 71 p.) Buy hard copy ($30)
NBM088 Stanton, B.R.; Pickard, G.L. 1981 Physical oceanography of the New Zealand fiords. Fiordland, currents, freshwater, temperature, salinity PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 88 (PDF, 6 MB, 37 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM087 Bergquist, P.R.; Warne, K.P. 1980 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae. Part 3. (Haplosclerida and Nepheliospongida). Sponge, demosponge, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 87 (PDF, 11 MB, 77 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM086 Bradford, J.M.; Jillett, J.B. 1980 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid copepods: Family Aetidiidae. Zooplankton, Arthropoda, Copepoda, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 86 (PDF, 23 MB, 102 p.) Buy hard copy ($30)
NBM085 Millar, R.H. 1982 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Ascidiacea. Chordata, sea squirts, colonial, solitary, ascidian, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 85 (PDF, 21 MB, 117 p.) Buy hard copy ($34)
NBM084 Lewis, K.B. 1979 Foraminifera on the continental shelf and slope off southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Forams, Protozoa, distribution, biofacies, Systematics PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 84 (PDF, 8 MB, 45 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM083 Carter, L.; Herzer, R.H. 1979 Hydraulic regime and its ability to transport sediment on the Canterbury continental shelf. circulation, currents, hydrology, meteorology, tides, waves, swell PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 83 (PDF, 6 MB, 33 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM082 Kornicker, L.S. 1979 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Benthic Ostracoda (suborder Myodocopina). Arthropoda, Crustacea, Ostracoda, seed shrimp, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 82 (PDF, 16 MB, 58 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM081 Norris, R.M. 1978 Late Cenozoic geology of the west coast shelf between Karamea and the Waiho River, South Island, New Zealand. Structural geology, physiography, stratigraphy, submarine features, rocks PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 81 (PDF, 5 MB, 28 p.) Out of print
NBM080 Rainer, S.F. 1981 Soft-bottom benthic communities in Otago Harbour and Blueskin Bay, New Zealand. ecology, fauna, bathymetry, estuary, macrofauna PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 80 (PDF, 7 MB, 38 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM079 Glasby, G.P. (Ed.) 1978 Fiord studies: Caswell and Nancy Sounds, New Zealand. Fiordland, bathymetry, benthic ecology, freshwater, marine, sedimentation, geochemistry, pollen, hydrology PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 79 (PDF, 16 MB, 94 p.) Buy hard copy ($28)
NBM078 Swanson, K.M. 1979 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Ostracods of the Otago Shelf. Arthropoda, Crustacea, Ostracoda, seed shrimp, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 78 (PDF, 16 MB, 56 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM077 Pasho, D.W. 1976 Pasho, D.W.Distribution and morphology of Chatham Rise phosphorites. Geology, nodules, Geomorphology, geochemistry, mineralogy, Foraminifera PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 77 (PDF, 6 MB, 28 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM076 Dawson, E.W. 1979 Catalogue of type and figured specimens in the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute. holotype, paratype, taxonomy, Systematics, Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata, Cnidaria, Annelida, Sipunculida, Arthropoda, Mollusca, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, Chordata PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 76 (PDF, 3 MB, 110 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM075 Ridgway, N.M. 1975 Hydrology of the Bounty Islands region. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, circulation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 75 (PDF, 3 MB, 27 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM074 Irwin, J. 1975 Checklist of New Zealand lakes. freshwater, altitude, bibliography, tectonic basins, glacial lakes, volcanic lakes PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 74 (PDF, 18 MB, 161 p.) Buy hard copy ($45)
NBM073 Ridgway, N.M.; Heath, R.A. 1975. 1975 Hydrology of the Kermadec Islands region. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, circulation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 73 (PDF, 5 MB, 28 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM072 Heath, R.A. 1975 Oceanic circulation and hydrology off the southern half of South Island, New Zealand. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 72 (PDF, 5 MB, 36 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM071 Glasby, G.P.; Hubred, G.L. 1976 Comprehensive bibliography of marine manganese nodules. Reference list, Geology PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 71 (PDF, 11 MB, 55 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)

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