Jonathan Stephens

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InstitutionComvita NZ Ltd.
Waikato Innovation Park
Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology
University of Auckland
Postal addressWaikato Innovation Park
 Ruakura Road
New Zealand
Office phone6421386923
Research interestsHoney quality
 Sustainability of harvest
 Bee health
PublicationsPeer-reviewed publications
Bong, J., Prijic, G., Braggins, T. J., Schlothauer, R. C., Stephens, J. M., & Loomes, K. M. (2017). Leptosperin is a distinct and detectable fluorophore in Leptospermum honeys. Food Chemistry, 214, 102‒109.
Daniels, B. J., Prijic, G., Stephens, J. M., Schlothauer, R. C., Loomes, K. M., Furkert, D. P., & Brimble, M. A. (2016). Isolation, structural elucidation and synthesis of lepteridine from manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(24), 5079‒5084.
Bong, J., Loomes, K. M., Schlothauer, R. C., & Stephens, J. M. (2016). Fluorescence markers in some New Zealand honeys. Food Chemistry, 192, 1006–1014. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.07.118
Stephens J. M., Greenwood, D. R., Fearnley L., Bong J., Schlothauer, R. C.,, & Loomes, K. M. Honey production and compositional parameters. (2015) In Food Processing and Impact on Active Components: A Modern Approach, Ed. Preedy, V. R. Academic Press.
Nickless, E., Holroyd, S.,Stephens, J., Gordan, K. & Wargeant, J. (2014). Analytical spectroscopy to chemotype Leptospermum scoparium and generate predictive models for analysing dihydroxyacetone concentrations in floral nectar. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 45(10), 890–894.
Lu, J., Carter, D. A., Turnbull, L., Rosendale, D., Hedderley, D., Stephens, J., Gunnabathula, S., Steinhorn, G., Schlothauer, R. C., Whitchurch, C. B., & Harry, E. J. (2013). The effect of New Zealand kanuka, manuka and clover honeys on bacterial growth dynamics and cellular morphology varies according to the species. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55898. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0055898
Gannabathula, S., Skinner, M. A., Rosendale, D., Greenwood, J. M., Mutukimira, A. N., Steinhorn, G., Stephens, J., Krissansen, G. W., & Schlothauer, R. (2012). Arabinogalactan proteins contribute to the immunostimulatory properties of New Zealand honeys. Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, 34 (4), 598–607.
Fearnley, L., Greenwood, D. R., Schmitz, M., Stephens, J. M., Schlothauer, R. C., & Loomes, K. M. (2012). Compositional analysis of manuka honeys by high-resolution mass spectrometry: Identification of a manuka-enriched archetypal molecule. Food Chemistry, 132, 948–953.
Stephens, J. M., Schlothauer, R. C., Morris, B. D., Yang, D., Fearnley, L., Greenwood, D. R., & Loomes, K. M. (2010). Phenolic compounds and methylglyoxal in some New Zealand manuka and kanuka honeys. Food Chemistry, 120, 78–86.
Stephens, J. M. C., Molan, P. C., & Clarkson, B. D. (2005). A review of Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 43, 431–449.
Seefeldt, S. S., Stephens, J. M. C., Verkaaik, M. L., & Rahman, A. (2005). Quantifying the impact of a weed in a perennial ryegrass-white clover pasture. Weed Science. 53, 113–120.

General publications
Stephens, J. M. C., Paperey, Y., Fulop, C., Jones, D., & McComb, K. (2013). Sugar syrup effect on honey harvests. New Zealand Beekeeper, 21(6), 12–13.
Stephens, J. M. C., & Molan, P.C. (2008). Pollen analysis of manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honeys. New Zealand Beekeeper, 16(8), 8–12.
Stephens, J. M. C., & Molan, P.C. (2008). The explanation of why the level of UMF varies in manuka honey. New Zealand Beekeeper, 16(3), 17–21.