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Factors affecting the establishment, growth and survival of native woody plant communities on the Canterbury Plain, New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 1999)
The native plant communities of Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand have been severely modified and degraded and the Canterbury Plain (750,000 ha) retains few remnants of its original forest and other ecosystems. The ...
An ecological study of the lizard fauna of Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury
(Lincoln University, 1994)
Baited pitfall traps were used to sample the lizard fauna at Birdlings Flat on Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury. Four species had been recorded previously from this area; Leiolopisma maccanni Patterson and Daugherty, Leiolopisma ...
Threatened plants of Canterbury including a revised species list
(Canterbury Botanical Society, 2001-12)
The most recent assessment of New Zealand's threatened plants is published in volume 37 of New Zealand Journal of Botany (de Lange et al. 1999). This reappraisal lists 511 uncommon taxa (22% of the New Zealand flora). Of ...
The Wiggy-wig bush - orphan or geriatric? Muehlenbeckia astonii (Polygonaceae) in North Canterbury and Marlborough.
(Canterbury Botanical Society., 2001-12)
One of the very conspicuous elements of the family Polygonaceae in New Zealand is the genus Muehlenbeckia. Most are non-descript scramblers or even weeds, the exception being M. astonii, or shrubby tororaro which is a ...
How do threats to Canterbury plants potentially lead to extinction
(Canterbury Botanical Society, 2002)
This article looks at some of the threats, decline and potential extinction facing Canterbury's unique flora. The author uses an analogy of marine disasters and extinction of biological species, as both involve similar ...
The conservation status of invertebrates in Canterbury
This report uses a species-based approach to identify invertebrates that are threatened / endangered, and, in some cases, needing short- or long-term management to ensure their survival. The aims of this project were to: ...
Hydrological factors influencing the ecology of riverbed breeding birds on the plains' reaches of Canterbury's braided rivers
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1985)
The wide, unstable, braided riverbeds of the eastern South Island, New Zealand, have been inhabited by a diverse avifauna. Several species including the wrybill breed only on these rivers. Use is restricted mainly to the ...
Selection of entomogenous nematodes from the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae (Nematoda) to control grass grub (Costelytra zealandica (White)) and porina (Wiseana cervinata Walker) larvae in pasture
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1989)
Eight strains of nematode from the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae and their associated bacteria, Xenorhabdus spp. (Enterobacteriaceae), were taxonomically characterized and evaluated for their ability to ...
Measuring diversity and abundance of invertebrates in Ahuriri, Coopers Knob and Orongomai Reserves in the Port Hills, Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2006-06)
The Port Hills Rangers (Greenspace Unit, Christchurch City Council) in conjunction with Environment Canterbury are ecologically restoring several reserves on the Port Hills of Canterbury. Vegetation, birds and invertebrates ...
Measuring diversity and abundance of beetles and spiders in ten Port Hills reserves, Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division., 2007-06)