Publications, Creative Works etc

Publications :

    Book Chapters

  1. Rock, J. and J. Siebert. 2018. Narrative, Rhetoric and Science: Opportunities and Risks. In Visual Rhetoric, O. Kramer (Ed.) Parlor Press (Anderson, SC, USA) (in press). 
  2. Gordon, E. and J. Rock. 2014. The Future of Food, The Warning of Soylent Green. In Art and Food, P. Stupples (Ed). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, pp 115-132.
  3. Volckaert F., Rock J., and A.P. Van de Putte. 2012. Connectivity and molecular ecology of Antarctic fishes. In Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments (v1) The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity. G. di Prisco and C. Verde (Eds.) Springer, London, pp. 75-96

 Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Rock, J. and S. Howard. 2018. Legitimizing boundary crossing for the average scientist: Two cases acknowledging how arts practice informs science. Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for Arts, Science and Technology DOI:10.1162/LEON_a_01637
  2. Rock, J., A. Rogers and M. McGuire. 2018. Multidisciplinary perspectives on co-creation. Science Communication. DOI:10.1177/1075547018781496
  3. Howard, S., C. Hepburn, R. Brill and J. Rock. 2018. Microprocessor-based prototype bycatch reduction device reduces bait consumption by spiny dogfish and sandbar sharks. (in press ICES J of Marine Science)
  4. Frederick, G. and J. Rock. 2018. The influence of place: A case study of Antarctic scientists.  The Polar Journal  DOI:10.1080/2154896X.2018.1468632.
  5. J. Rock and A. Flatt. 2017. Laterality, Creativity and Critical State Balance in Learning. The STEAM Journal 3(1) DOI:10.5642/steam.20170301.09
  6. Rogers, A. and J. Rock. 2017. Testing a mobile platform for community co-created exhibitions.  Curator: The Museum Journal 60 (3): 335–349.
  7. Bourk, M.,  J. Rock and L. Davis. 2017. Mediating the science: Symbolic and structural influences on communicating climate change though New Zealand’s television newsEnvironmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 11(6): 821-839 DOI:10.1080/17524032.2015.1058289
  8. McLean, L. and J. Rock. 2016. Value systems, scientists and the Antarctic: Using the values of science to inform climate change communication.  The Polar Journal 6(2): 291-306.
  9. Rogers, A. and J. Rock, J. 2016. Community co-creation of exhibitions within a museum setting.  Tauhere: Connections (An Emerging Museum Professionals’ Publication) 2: 62-74.
  10. Shephard, K., K. Brown, S. Connelly, M. Hall, H. Payne-Harker, N. Payne-Harker, J. Harraway, J. Martin, M. Mirosa, J. Rock, E. Simmons. 2016 Empowering students in higher education to teach and learn.  NZ J for Educational Studies. 1-15 doi 10.1007/s40841-016-0072-x
  11. Napper, R. and J. Rock. 2016. Art–Science and the Viewing Public: Illuminating Observations from “Art and Light” Viewers. Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue 16: 75-77.
  12. Collins, K., D. Shiffman, J. Rock. 2016. How are scientists using social media in the workplace?  PLOS ONE
  13.  Brosnan, T., S. Filep and J. Rock. 2015. Exploring synergies: Hopeful tourism and citizen science.  Annals of Tourism Research 54: 96-98.
  14. Young, E., L. Hauser, M. Meredith, M. Belchier, E. Murphy, J. Rock, G. Carvalho. 2015. Oceanography and life history predict contrasting genetic population structure in two Antarctic fish species. Evolutionary Applications doi:10.1111/eva.12259
  15. Rock J. 2014. Natural History in the Digital Age? J of Natural History Education & Experience 8:9-11.
  16. Rock J., A. Sparrow, R. Wass, and H. Moller. 2014. Building dialogue on complex conservation issues in a conference setting. Conservation Biology 5:1428-33
  17. Smith N. and J. Rock. 2014. Documentary as a statement: Defining old genera in a new age. J of Media Practice 15:58-62.
  18. Rock, J., and S. Howard. 2014. Art and Anatomy: The structure and function of an art-science collaboration.  Scope: Contemporary Research Topics in Art & Design (9):142-151.
  19. Sides, A., L. Davis and J. Rock. 2014. Our view of islands: Joining the values of science and society. Ecological Management and Restoration 15:123-127.
  20. Howard, S. and J. Rock. 2014. Seeing science “through new eyes” in an Art and Neuroscience Collaboration.  Scope: Contemporary Research Topics in Art & Design (9):104-107.
  21. Muir, J., and J. Rock. 2012. River Dog: Re-imagining and re-representing the environment and de-idealising the rural in New Zealand film. New Zealand Geographer. 68 (3): 219-224.
  22. Young, E., J. Rock, M. Meredith, M. Belchier, E. Murphy, G. Carvalho. 2012. Physical and behavioural influences on larval fish retention: Contrasting patterns in two Antarctic Fishes. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. 465:201-215.
  23. Van de Putte, A., K. Janko, E. Kasparova, G. Maes, J. Rock, P Koubbi, F. Volckaert, L. Choleva, K. Fraser, J. Smykla, J. Van Houdt, C. Marshall. 2012. Comparative phylogeography of three trematomid fishes reveals contrasting genetic structure patterns in benthic and pelagic species. Marine Genomics. 8:23-34.
  24. Papetti, C., J. Pujolar, M. Mezzavilla, M. La Mesa, J. Rock, L. Zane and T. Patarnello. 2012. Population genetic structure and gene flow patterns between populations of the Antarctic icefish Chionodraco rastrospinosus. J Biogeography. 39:1361-1372.
  25. Pascoal S., G. Carvalho, S. Creer, J. Rock, K. Kawaii, S. Mendo, R. Hughes. 2012. Plastic and heritable components of phenotypic variation in Nucella lapillus: an assessment using reciprocal transplant and common garden experiments. PLoS ONE.7 (1) :e30289 1-11.
  26. Whiteley N., S. Rastrick, D. Lunt and J. Rock. 2011. Latitudinal variations in the physiology of marine gammarid amphipods. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol, Special Edition, Global Change in Marine Ecosystems. 400:70-77.
  27. Wilkinson, T., J. Rock, N. Whiteley, M. Ovcharenko, J. Ironside. 2011. Genetic diversity of the feminising microsporidian parasite Dictyocoela: new insights into host-specificity, sex and phylogeography. International Journal for Parasitology 41(9):959-66.
  28. Whitely, N., J. Magnay, S. McCleary, S. Khazree, A. El Haj and J. Rock. 2010. Characterisation of myosin heavy chain gene variants in the fast and slow muscles of gammarid amphipods. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology A 157(2):116-22.
  29. Rock, J., S. Beech, J. Magnay, A. El Haj, G. Goldspink, and N. Whiteley. 2009. Linking functional molecular variation with environmental gradients: myosin gene diversity in a crustacean broadly distributed across natural thermal gradients. Gene 437:60-70.
  30. Costa, F., C. Henzler, D. Lunt, J. Rock* [Joint first author]. 2009. Probing Gammarus (Amphipoda) taxonomy with DNA barcodes. Systematics and Biodiversity 7(4):365-379.
  31. Van de Putte A., Van Houdt J., Maes G., Janko K., Koubbi P., Rock J. & Volckaert F. 2009. Species identification in the trematomid family using nuclear genetic markers. Polar Biology 32(12):1731-1741.
  32. Rock, J., F Costa, D Walker, A. North, W Hutchinson, and G Carvalho. 2008. DNA barcodes of fish of the Antarctic Scotia Sea indicate priority groups for taxonomic and systematics focus. Antarctic Science 20(3):253-262.
  33. Ironside, J. E., L. C. Roderick, T. J. Wilkinson, and Rock. 2008. Celtic, Crustacean or Cosmopolitan? Distribution and Host Range of the Microsporidian Pleistophora mulleri. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 55(4):355-362.
  34. Rock, J., and A. Cree. 2008. Extreme variation in body temperature in a nocturnal thigmothermic lizard. Herpetological Journal 18:69-76.
  35. Rock, J., J. Ironside, T. Potter, N. Whiteley, and D. Lunt. 2007. Phylogeography and environmental diversification of a highly adapted marine amphipod, Gammarus duebeni. Heredity 99:1-102.
  36. Rock, J., L. Pastene, G. Kaufman, P. Forestell, K. Matsuoka, and J. Allen. 2006. East Australia Group V Stock humpback whale movement between feeding and breeding areas based on photo-identification. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 8(3):301-305.
  37. Rock, J. 2006. Delayed parturition: constraint or coping mechanism in a viviparous gekkonid? Journal of Zoology 268:355-360.
  38. Siriovski, N, Woolnough, C., Rock, J., Joss, JMP. 2005. NfCR1, the first non-LTR retrotransposon characterised in the Australian lungfish genome, Neoceratodus forsteri, shows similarities to CR1-like elements. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 304B:40-49.
  39. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 2003. Intra-specific variation in the effect of temperature on reproductive output in a viviparous Gekkonid. Herpetologica 59(1):8-22.
  40. Rock, J., S. Cook, J. Thomas, T. Murray and I. Jamieson. 2002. Selected temperatures of an alpine weta, Hemideina maori, from Southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 29:73-78.
  41. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 2002. The effect of reproductive condition on thermoregulation in a viviparous gecko from a cool climate. Journal of Thermal Biology 27:17-27.
  42. Allen, J. M., C. Carlson and Rock. 2002. Interim Report: IWC Research Contract 16, Antarctic Humpback Whale Catalogue. Report to the International Whaling Commission SC/54.
  43. Rock, J., R. Andrews and A. Cree. 2000 Effects of reproductive condition, season and site on selected temperatures of a viviparous gecko. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73:344-355.
  44. Rock, J. 1998. The “tor-rid” thermal relations of geckos: Thermobiology of common geckos in Eastern and Central Otago. in Research in the Taieri Catchment, Occasional Paper, Ecology Research Group, Univ. Otago 1: 41.
  45. Rock, J., M. Eldridge, A. Champion, P. Johnston, and J. Joss. 1996. Karyotype and nuclear DNA content of the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 73:187-189.
  46. Sidman, C.L., Rock, and A. Sidman. 1993. Genetic polymorphisms and population diversity in the Na, K-ATPase gene of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. MDI Biological Laboratory Bulletin 32:145.
  47. McCrimmon, D.A. and Rock. 1992. Freezing tolerance in Mytilus edulis. MDI Biological Laboratory Bulletin 31:166-188.
  48. Schofield, J.P., Rock, J. Appel, and J.N. Forrest. 1991. A putative muscarinic receptor (M4) from the cerebellum of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. MDI Biological Laboratory Bulletin 30:157-158.

Published, refereed conference abstracts [partial list]:

  1. Rock, J. 2015. Connecting Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge through student-community engagement. In Proceedings of The 3rd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference: Explorations in Meaningful Learning through Community Engagement (P. Blessinger and T Morris Eds) Utah Valley University Utah, January 2015, p. 38-39.
  2. Bourk, M., Davis, L., Rock, J., and León, B. 2014. Mediating the science: The symbolic and structural influences on communicating climate change through New Zealand’s television news. In B. León (Ed.), Communicating Climate Change: From Global Agenda to Media Representation, Proceedings of the 28th CICOM International Conference on Communication. (pp. 232-251). Salamanca, Spain: Communicación Social.
  3. Rock, J. 2013. Engaging with complex science. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association Conference: Exploring Spaces for Learning (P/ Blessinger and C. Wankel Eds) Orlando Florida, January 2013, p. 106.
  4. Rock, J. 2011. Crossing the science -humanities divide. In Shephard, Harland & Cohen (Eds) Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. HEDC Univ. of Otago:57
  5. Rock, J. 2011. Ocean Warming: an experimental articulation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference: Understanding, Managing, and Conserving our Marine Environment, (pp.24). Retrieved from
  6. Young, E., Rock, J., Carvalho, G., Murphy, E., Meredith, M., and Hutchinson, B. 2010. Gene flow in Antarctic fishes: the role of oceanography and life history. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12:EGU2010-2785.
  7. Whiteley, N., J. Rock, J. Magnay, A. El Haj, D. Lunt, and G. Goldspink. 2009. Natural variations in myosin heavy chain genotype in gammarid amphipods. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 153 (2) Suppl.:S72.
  8. Whiteley, N., J. Rock, J. Magnay, A. El Haj, and G. Goldspink. 2008. Environmental tolerances of gammarid amphipods: Lessons from myosin heavy chain genes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, 150 (3) Suppl.: S159-S160.
  9. Rock, J., J. Magnay, S. Beech, A. J. El Haj, G. Goldspink, and N. Whiteley. 2005. The plasticity of myosin heavy chain genes in gammarid amphipods distributed along a latitudinal thermal gradient. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 141 (3) Suppl:S353.
  10. El Haj, A., J. Magnay, J. Rock, and N. Whiteley, 2005. Growing muscles in the fridge: The crustacean way. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 141 (3) Suppl.: S99-S100.
  11. Rock, J., L. Faulkner, N. Whiteley, 2004. Does temperature acclimation affect muscle function in marine crustaceans via changes in molecular diversity? Journal of Integrative & Comparative Biology 43(6): 957-957.
  12. Cree, A., Rock, J., & Stokes, G. (2004). Sexual differentation during embryo nic and juvenile development in viviparous geckos. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 31:102.
  13. Sheehan, H., Rock, J., Girling, J., and Cree, A. (2004). Remarkable delay in maturity and great longevity in a sub-alpine population of common geckos (Hoplodactylus maculatus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 31:
  14. Rock, J., N.M. Whiteley, J. L. Magnay, S. Beech, G. Goldspink, and A. J. El Haj. 2003. The adaptability of muscle tissue in marine amphipods: a link with myosin gene sequences. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 134/A 1:S57.
  15. Rock, J., N.Whiteley, J. Holmes, J. Magnay, S. McCleary, S. Beech, G. Goldspink, and A. El Haj. 2002. Variation in heavy chain myosin genes between stenothermal and eurythermal crustaceans: a link between phenotypic plasticity and genotype. The Physiologist 45(4): 328.
  16. Rock, J., J Joss, & T Longhurst. 2002. Unraveling the Australian lungfish genome. Biochemistry & Physiology Part A 132: S90.
  17. Cree, A., Rock, T. Whitaker. 1999. Report on the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand (SRARNZ) Research Trip in 1997 to study geckos of the Seaward Kaikoura Range, Marlborough, New Zealand. NZ Journal of Zoology 24 (4): 256.
  18. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 1998. Selected body temperatures of the viviparous gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus, are influenced by sex and geographical site. American Zoologist 37(5): 154A.
  19. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 1997. Body temperature and reproductive condition in the common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus. NZ Journal of Zoology 24:329.

Other Creative Works

2018 Represented the Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ), in the international show ‘Rivers of Gold: the legacy of historical gold mining‘ touring NZ, AUS, and WALES 2018 (and selected for inclusion in IMPACT10 Santander, Spain 5-9 September 2018)

2017 ASCI New York Hall of Science 2017 exhibition ‘Science Inspires Art: OCEAN

2016 Cover art image for the science journal The Polar Journal 2016 vol 2.

2015 The Art Science Gallery (Austin Tx) exhibition From Mountains to Sea’

2009 Featured with the IPY (International Polar Year programme): Polar Marine Art

2008   Artistic and scientific contributor to the sci-art exhibition by S. Harris “Offering, Sacrifice and the One True Celt”, exploring the history and genetics of Celtic ethnicity (Y Galeri, 29 Feb-12 April, Caernarfon, UK) and film, Observations of an Alien,

2007   Artistic contributor to “Songs From Stones” animation film on anthropology and paleo-history on Anglesey;

2005-2007       Artistic contributor to animation films Hela’r Twrch Trwyth, Mona, and Origins (S. Harris, Arts Council of Wales, and National Museums of Wales, Ireland and Scotland) presenting cultural and archeological interpretation of Celtic history and the palaeolithic development of tools,,

1995    Scientific contributor/participant in “The Living Sea”, an Academy Award nominated (short subject documentary) IMAX film (MacGillivry Freeman Films, CA), filmed in Gulf of Maine.

Published Poetry

  • 1990. ‘Oakskin’. in Potato Eyes: Journal of Poetry, Fiction, Reviews & Art. Nightshade Press, Troy, ME. 3:23.
  • 1990. ‘Canada Geese’ in (H. Ely, Ed.) Days of Future’s Past, National Library of Poetry Owings Mills MD. *Selected for Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum (Sistersville WV) ‘Awards of Poetic Excellence’ contest.
  • 1989. ‘Sap’ and ‘Recollections*’ in (K. Bryan, Ed.) Quiet Moments, Watermark Press, Reisterstown MD. * Semi-finalist in their biannual poetry contest.
  • 1989. ‘Yarn House’, in (M.Owens, Ed.) Living Stones, Fine Arts Poetry Forum, Dallas TX.
  • 1988. ‘Someday’, in Reflections Poetry Magazine vol 6 (2). * Awarded semi-finalist in 1989 North American Open Poetry Competition (National Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD).
  • 1988. ‘Fall’, in (T. Thomas, Ed.) Stormy Weather. Poetry Unlimited, Mt Pleasant TX.
  • 1988. ‘Time’, in A Time to be Free. Vol IV, Quill Books, Minot N. Dakota.

Others published in anthologies by The Amherst Society, MA; Hieroglyphics Press, NC; Fine arts Press, TN.

SUBMITTED WORK under review:

  1. Howard, S., C. Hepburn, and J. Rock. Integrating longline fishermen’s perspectives on shark bycatch into the development of a bycatch reduction device. (Conservation Biology)
  2. Dos Santos, M., R. Griffiths, T. Jowett, J. Rock and P. Bishop. Public understanding of the amphibian crisis: A multinational comparison of zoo visitors. (Zoo Biology)
  3. Bennet, A., J. Cooper and J. Rock. 2017. Site-specific documentary film for increasing stakeholder awareness in local marine conservation. (Marine and Freshwater Research)
  4. Sima, E. and J. Rock. What is the ocean: A sea-change in our perceptions and values? (Human Ecology Review). [role: significant to research supervision and extensive writing of ms; corresponding author]
  5. Rock, J., X. Hu, S. Carson. The new wave of Citizen Science: Does it miss the boat on citizenship? (Journal of Citizen Science: Theory and Practice). [role: joint primary researcher and author with students]