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The role of competition and introduction effort in the success of passeriform birds introduced to New Zealand
(The University of Chicago Press for The American Society of Naturalists, 1997-05)
The finding that passeriform birds introduced to the islands of Hawaii and Saint Helena were more likely to successfully invade when fewer other introduced species were present has been interpreted as strong support for ...
The Oxyopidae (lynx spiders) of New Zealand
(Entomological Society of New Zealand, 1998)
The spider family Oxyopidae is revised for New Zealand. The sole species, Oxyopes gracilipes (White, 1849), occurring nationwide, is redescribed and distribution records are given. It is hypothesised that O. gracilipes is ...
Propagule size and the relative success of exotic ungulate and bird introductions to New Zealand
(The University of Chicago Press for The American Society of Naturalists, 2001-06)
We investigated factors affecting the success of 14 species of ungulates introduced to New Zealand around 1851-1926. The 11 successful species had a shorter maximum life span and were introduced in greater numbers than the ...
Modelling of circadian rhythms in Drosophila incorporating the interlocked PER/TIM and VRI/PDP1 feedback loops
Circadian rhythms of gene activity, metabolism, physiology and behaviour are observed in all the eukaryotes and some prokaryotes. In this study, we present a model to represent the transcriptional regulatory network essential ...
Noninvasive recovery and detection of possum Trichosurus vulpecula DNA from bitten bait interference devices (WaxTags)
The brushtail possum is a major agricultural and ecological pest in New Zealand. A novel noninvasive DNA sampling tool for detecting its presence (WaxTags, or WT) was tested. DNA was recovered from saliva left on WT, and ...