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Botrytis cinerea inoculum sources in the vineyard system
(Lincoln University, 2004)
Vitis vinifera L., the species grown to produce winegrapes in New Zealand, is susceptible to the necrotrophic and ubiquitous fungus, Botrytis cinerea Per.:Fr, which causes serious damage to crop yield and quality. Control ...
Untangling spatial distribution patterns of the invasive herb Hieracium lepidulum Stenstr. (Asteraceae) in a New Zealand mountain landscape
(Lincoln University, 2006)
The invasive herb Hieracium lepidulum Stenstr. (Asteraceae) has been observed increasing in a range of indigenous ecosystems in New Zealand in recent years. The ability of this species to occupy and potentially to dominate ...
Breeding of South Island pied oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus finschi) on farm land in mid-Canterbury, New Zealand
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2000-06)
Breeding of South Island pied oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus finschi) on farmland in mid-Canterbury was studied from 1987 to 1997. Each year birds returned to breeding territories from early June; females arrived ...
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 ...
The impact of floral resources and omnivory on a four trophic level food web
(Cambridge University Press, 2008-12-09)
Omnivory is common among arthropods, but little is known about how availability of plant resources and prey affects interactions between species operating at the third and fourth trophic level. We used laboratory and field ...
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 ...