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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 ...
Mitochondrial COI and II provide useful markers for Wiseana (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) species identification
(Cambridge University Press, 1999-04)
A method for identifying the members of the endemic genus Wiseana Viette from New Zealand is described. Seven species have been described in the genus: W. cervinata (Walker), W. copularis (Meyrick), W. fuliginea (Butler), ...
Westland petrels and hoki fishery waste: opportunistic use of a readily available resource?
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2002-09)
The importance of fisheries waste in the diet of Westland petrels (Procellaria westlandica) was assessed using 3 different techniques. Dietary studies showed that during the hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) fishing season ...
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. ...
The effect of surrounding land use on the distribution of Southern Crested Grebes (Podiceps cristatus australis) on Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 1998-09)
The Southern Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus australis) is a vulnerable Australasian subspecies of diving bird inhabiting lakes and lagoons across the South Island, New Zealand. Little research has occurred on Southern ...