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Woods, C.S., 1959. Appendix, recording my discovery of a Leech new to Britain and Ireland; p.377-378, in: K.H. Mann, 1959. On Trocheta bykowskii Gedroyc, 1913, a Leech New to the British Fauna, with notes on the taxonomy and Ecology of other Erpobdellidae. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 132: 369-379.

Allen, K.R. and C.S. Woods, 1962. Points in the Use of Edge-punched Cards. New Zealand Marine Department Special Fisheries Report 15: 7pp, 10 Tbls. (July, 1962)

Woods, C.S., 1962. Freshwater Topics, in: Miller, Harris, Harris and Heather. Biology for Sixth Senior Forms: Selected New Zealand Topics. Teach and Test Publications Ltd., New Zealand.

Woods, C.S., 1963. Native and Introduced Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand. Reed, Wellington, NZ. 64pp; 45 Figs.

Woods, C.S., 1964. Fisheries Aspects of the Tongariro Power Development Project. New Zealand Marine Dept. Technical Report, No. 10. Govt. Printer, Wellington. 214pp (60K words); 65 Figs; 56 Tbls. (2000 copies).

Woods, C.S., 1966a. Species Composition of Whitebait (Galaxias spp.). Records of the Canterbury Museum (NZ). 8(2): 177-179.

Woods, C.S., 1966b. A quantitative Stream Fauns Survey. Natural Science in Schools. Inst. of Biology, London. 4(3): 89-94; 1 Fig; 3 Tbls.
[Conducted in Ireland in 1960, this study mimics the procedures in K.R. Allen's Horokiwi Stream study [Allen, K.R. 1951. The Horokiwi Stream: A study of a trout population, N.Z.". Mar. Dep. Fish. Bull. 10: 238pp], Wellington, New Zealand, which I had been appointed (1960) to repeat.]

Woods, C.S., 1967. A Systematic Biology of Gobiomorphus (Pisces; Eleotridae). Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. of Canterbury, NZ. 250 text pages; 88 Figs; 41 Tbls. [Unpublished, but below 1968a and 1968b are from this volume.]

Woods, C.S., 1968a. Growth Characteristics, Pigmentation and Identification of Whitebait (Galaxias spp., Salmonoidea). NZ Jn. Marine Freshwater Research., 2(2): 162-182; 13 Figs; 1 Tbl.
See: or
Get: Whitebait_Growth.pdf

Woods, C.S., 1968b. Variation and Taxonomic Changes in the Family Retropinnidae (Salmonoidea). NZ Jn. Marine Freshwater Research., 2(3): 398-425; 12 Figs; 3 Tbls.
See: or
Get: Family_Retropinnidae_Salmonoidea.pdf

Woods, C.S., 1968c. An Improved Fish Measuring Board. NZ Jn. Marine Freshwater Research., 2(4): 678-683; 2 Figs; 1 Tbl.
See: or
Get: An_improved_fish_measuring_board.pdf

Woods, C.S., 1969. A Measuring Board with Double Vernier. Trans. American Fisheries Soc. 1969(3): 529-532; 3 Figs.

Lindsey, C.C. and C.S. Woods (Editors), 1970. Biology of Coregonid Fishes. Univ. of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg, Canada. 560pp

Marshall, K.E. and C.S. Woods (Compilers and Editors), 1971. A Bibliography of the Coregonid Fishes. Fisheries Research Board of Canada, Technical Rept. 151: 63pp. (2700 entries; many transliterated)

Woods, C.S., 1974a. Freshwater Life in Ireland: Keys to the more easily identified freshwater plants and animals, and Checklists for most groups. Irish Univ. Press, Dublin; 128pp; 300 Figs. (thumbnail sketches from life)

Woods, C.S., 1974b. Southern Smelts - Family Retropinnidae. pp991-992 in: McClane's Standard Fishing Encyclopedia and Internat. Angling Guide . Holt, Rinehart & Winston. New York. 1156pp.

Woods, C.S., 1976. First records of Trocheta subviridis Dutrochet, and the status of other Arhynchobdellid Leeches (Hirudinea) in Ireland. Proc. Roy. Irish Academy, Dublin. 76B(24): 359-367; 1 Fig.

Shakshooki, S.K., C.S. Woods, Y.M. El-Matar and G. Abdulgawad, 1978. Desalted Water for an Agro-Fish Farm Complex. Proc. Sixth Intern. Symposium on Freshwater from the Sea, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Sept., 1978. Athens. 4: 97-106.

Woods, C.S., 1982a. Catchment Numbers: A proposal for Indexing and Coding an expanded system of Catchment Numbers for New Zealand together with suggestions for its implementation. Planning and Tech. Services Rept. Water & Soil Div., Min. of Works & Development, Wellington. 43pp.; many Figs. and Tbls.

Woods, C.S., 1982b. Multiple Use of Water: A proposal for Quinnat Salmon Rearing in Irrigation Channels. Planning and Tech. Services Rept. Water & Soil Div., Min. of Works & Development, Wellington. 42pp.

Woods, C.S., 1982c. Clutha Fishway Options. Planning and Tech. Services Rept. Water & Soil Div., Min. of Works & Development, Wellington. 42pp.

Woods, C.S., 1982d. Biological Checklists and Coding Systems. NZ Limnological Soc. Newsletter No. 18: 19, 25-6.

Woods, C.S., 1983a. Low Flows in Small Streams: an interim Bibliography and Keyword Index. Water & Soil Div., Min. of Works & Development, Wellington. 17pp. (150 Refns.)

Woods, C.S., 1983b. Design Considerations and Integrated Options for a Future Catchment Numbering System for New Zealand. Planning and Tech. Services Rept. Water & Soil Div., Min. of Works & Development, Wellington. 35pp.

Woods, C.S., 1983c. A Freshwater Biological Checklist for New Zealand. NZ Limnological Soc. Newsletter No. 19: pp26-8. (Summarises 1500 species entries.)

Woods, C.S., 1983d. Hydrophytes and Wetlands. NZ Limnological Soc. Newsletter No. 19: pp29-30.

Wood[s], C.S. and S.A. Ghannudi, 1985. Study of a shallow Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Pond and its relevance to Inland Fishing in the Libyan Jamahiriya. Aquaculture (Amsterdam) 44: 125-131; 3 Figs; 2 Tbls.
See: [NB: The published text of this paper (and my name) was significantly abbreviated without my knowledge.]

Woods, C.S., 1988a. SKI-Index: A Classified Index of Ordinal- and Family-level categories for all extant and fossil life forms. (7000 Families) SKI-System file; (useable in the SKI-IN.exe program (1992) and SKI-PLUS.exe program (1994). (*)

Woods, C.S., 1988b. Life without a Sunscreen. New Scientist, 10 Dec., 1988: 46-49. (Feature (intended to be published as cover story): prepared to precede the UK Prime-Ministerial Conference on Ozone Depletion, London, March, 1989, ahead of the Montreal Protocol negotiations.)

Woods, C.S., 1988c. Professional Indemnity Insurance. Biologist: (London, UK.) 35(3): 141-2.

Woods, C.S., 1989. Biological Aspects of the Wellwater Quality Study. Confidential report on the Great Man-Made River Project, Libya (for Brown & Root, Consulting Engineers). 221pp. Many Figs. and Tbls. (Involved extensive fieldwork in Libya and liaison with chemists, etc.)

Woods, C.S. & D.I. Gunn, 1988-91. SKI-IN.exe. An ecological data capture program which accepts life-form names and from these creates taxonomically classified and numerically coded records which index associated (eg field) information: presentation of data is in the form of checklists, etc. (System fully functional at 1992.) (*)

Woods, C.S., 1990. Presentation to the IUCN: SKIS - A Taxonomic Data Management System. 30pp. [Initiated by Prof. Vernon Heywood] (*)

Woods, C.S., 1991-92. Taxonomic Menu Files for use in SKI-IN.exe. Many, covering various taxonomic levels and groups with ecological, geographic and taxonomic themes. (*)

Woods, C.S., 1992a. Overexposed. Green Magazine, London, U.K. March 1992: 24-29. [Information and implications of Ozone depletion and known effects of environmental UV radiation.]

Woods, C.S., 1992b. SKIS - The Six Kingdom Indexing System: Biodiversity - Gaia's Genome. The Conservation Foundation. 20pp. (*)

Woods, C.S., 1992c. The SKI-System - Finger-tip Taxonomy. Poster paper and computer demonstration at a post-Rio UN Environment Conference, the British Museum of Natural History (NHM), London, 17-19 June, 1992. The Linnean Society of London, the Systematics Association and the NHM. Paper, booklet (above) and demonstration sponsored by The Conservation Foundation (Dr David Bellamy, Director), and Systems Exchange, Ltd. (*)

Patrick, B.H. & C.S. Woods, 1995. Reaffirmation of type locality of Stokell's Smelt in Southland. Journal of the Royal Society of NZ. 25 (1): 95-97.


Following sections are in preparation:

Significant documents, prepared but not widely available. To be Archived:

Woods, C.S., 1962. The Biology of the New Zealand Eleotrids. MS. Read before the Zoology Section of the 10th New Zealand Science Congress of the Royal Society, August, 1962. Christchurch. MS 8pp. [Slide 1: Original guache paintings of six species, male and female of each, are available. Other slides not known.]

Woods, CS 1961 - 1967 Catalogue of Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand, collected, curated and catalogued by C.S. Woods with assistance from Walter Skrzynski and Keith Maynard. 20.000 specimens in 1200 sample lots. In 1968 most were left, with copies of this catalogue, in the care of the Dominion Museum, Wellington, and the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.

Woods, C.S., 1969. Classification of Vertebrates: Recent Families and Fossil Groups. (After L.S. Berg, 1940 (Fishes) and A.S. Romer, 1966 (Tetrapods) with Common Names from various sources. Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. 54pp.

Woods, C.S., 2010. Submission to DCC Draft Annual Plan 2010/2011. 9-Apl-2010: 7pp.

Woods, C.S., 2011. Submission to DCC Draft Annual Plan 2011/2012. 30-Spt-2011: 8pp.


Weekly Newspaper Columns:

1973-1975 Environmental notes in the Galway Advertiser (Galway, Ireland);

Summer-1987 Environmental notes  in the Gardener Magazine, (London, UK);

- occasional reports, letters to the editor and opinion pieces on environmental issues, especially:
- - 1970-1975 - from Galway
- - 1994-present - from Dunedin

A Test for the Human species: Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 9-Nov-04 (Re: Homo floresiensis)

Arguments rage around Indonesian "hobbit": Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 31-Dec-2004: 23

[Hobbit Hobbled by Bad Science. Draft: 430 words sent.
Pygmies and Hobbit Man. Draft 1520 words.
The tiny Lady of Flores became an instant enigma... Draft: Feb-2009: ??? 1600 words]

Hereweka's message of Recrimination and Inspiration. Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 17-Jan-2008: p.11

Optimising plants key to Australian ecology. Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 01-Dec-2008: p.13

Museum once a Leader. Otago Daily Times; Letter. 5-Nov-2009: p.16.

Sustainability trial opportune. Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 8-Apl-2010: p.17

Clarify debate on Climate. Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 29-June-2010: p.?

More than just a Name. Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 25-Nov-2010: p.19

Hereweka deserves more than Sheep. Otago Daily Times; Opinion. 29-Spt-2011. p.17.

'Stoats' in our fresh water.  Otago Daily Times: Opinion. 16-Feb-2012:17

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