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Measuring ecosystem recovery: diversity and abundance of invertebrates in ten Port Hills reserves, Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2005-06)
Weta motels were used to non-destructively sample cavity-dwelling species to provide a snapshot of forest diversity and health. Another non-destructive sampling method uses wooden discs as facsimiles for natural fallen ...
Measuring the diversity and abundance of carabids and spiders of ten Port Hills reserves in Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2008-05)
The Regional Parks’ Port Hills Rangers (Greenspace Unit, Christchurch City Council) in conjunction with Environment Canterbury are ecologically restoring several reserves on the Port Hills of Canterbury. Flora and fauna ...
Ecology of the naturalisation and geographic distribution of the non-indigenous seed plant species of New Zealand.
(Lincoln University, 2008)
The naturalisation and subsequent spread of non-indigenous plant species (NIPS) is a major problem for most regions of the world. Managing plant invasions requires greater understanding of factors that determine initial ...
The use of tree-mounted artificial shelters to investigate arboreal spider communities in New Zealand nature reserves
(American Arachnological Society, 2007)
Spiders have been advocated as valuable bio-indicators of forest ecosystem 'health.' However, the numbers and types of spiders that are recorded at a site will usually be highly dependent on the sampling method employed. ...
Invertebrate diversity and abundance in ten Port Hills reserves, Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Soil, Plant & Ecological Sciences Division., 2004-06)
The evolution of Araliaceae : a phylogenetic analysis based on ITS sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA
(American Society of Plant Taxonomists, 2001-01)
Phylogenetic analyses of ITS sequence data from 70 species and 40 genera of Araliaceae (representing all major lineages within the "core group" of the family) do not support the widely used traditional division of Araliaceae ...
Insect performance and host-plant stress: a review from a biological control perspective
(CSIRO Entomology, 2003)
Three hypotheses predict how insect herbivores perform on stressed host plants. The plant stress hypothesis (PSH) predicts improved insect performance on stressed hosts. The plant vigour hypothesis (PVH) predicts that ...
Studies on the regulation of conidiation in species of Trichoderma
(Lincoln University, 2007)
A characteristic feature of species of Trichoderma is the production of concentric rings of conidia in response to alternating light-dark conditions. In response to a single burst of light, a single ring of conidia forms ...
Host-parasite coevolution in New Zealand: how has Odontacarus, a mite with a free-living stage in its life-cycle, coevolved with its skink host?
(Lincoln University, 2006)
The effect of a free-living stage in host-parasite coevolution: a skink mite phylogenetic study in New Zealand. During the last decade, phylogenetic trees have even been used to compare ecologically related taxa such as ...
Systematic relationships of New Zealand endemic Brassicaceae inferred from nrDNA ITS sequence data
(American Society of Plant Taxonomists, 2000-01)
Phylogenetic relationships of New Zealand species of Brassicaceae belonging to the South Island endemic Ischnocarpus, Iti, Notothlaspi, and Pachycladon, and the indigenous Cardamine, Cheesemania, Lepidium, and Rorippa were ...