Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHickling, Graham J.en
dc.contributor.authorMallinson, F. J.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-15T02:08:45Z
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier.issn1171-9834en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1664
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) into a country previously without arboreal mammals has had a pervasive impact on New Zealand's indigenous ecosystems (Green 1984). Possums selectively browse palatable plant species, eliminating some while favouring those that are unpalatable. This results in a progressive change in the species composition of browsed vegetation associations. Measuring diet preferences of free-ranging animals is fraught with problems (Norbury & Sanson 1992), especially when the species concerned are rare or threatened. However, it is particularly important to establish the palatability of such species to possums, as this will help direct their future conservation management. In this report, we propose a method for assessing the palatability of selected threatened plant species using captive possums.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was prepared as external unprogrammed science advice for Westland Conservancy, Department of Conservation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Conservationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Department of Conservation - http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/science-and-technical/casn025.pdfen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesConservation Advisory Science Notes No. 25en
dc.rightsCopyright © 1993 Department of Conservationen
dc.subjectbrushtail possumen
dc.subjectTrichosurus vulpeculaen
dc.subjectpalatabilityen
dc.subjectthreatened speciesen
dc.titleAssessing the palatability of threatened plant species to possumsen
dc.typeReport
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300805 Conservationen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
pubs.commissioning-bodyDepartment of Conservationen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/science-and-technical/casn025.pdfen
dc.publisher.placeWellington, N. Z.en
lu.subtypeCommissioned Reporten


Files in this item

Default Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record