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dc.contributor.authorBeach, G. S.en
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Kerry-Jayneen
dc.contributor.authorBannock, Carol A.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-12T03:59:14Z
dc.date.issued1997-04en
dc.identifier.issn1177-6242en
dc.identifier.other14en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/715
dc.description.abstractAn ecological survey of Motunau Island was carried out between 1958 and 1962 at the time rabbits were exterminated from the island. Since then the vegetation has changed from one dominated by native plants, to one dominated by exotics. Birds, lizards and vegetation were resurveyed in 1996/97. This report describes the distribution of burrows and nests of seabirds and shore-birds breeding on Motunau Island, and records all other birds and mammals seen on or at sea close to the island. The status of lizards was "determined in the quadrat used in the previous survey. Data from the 1996/97 survey is compared with that of 1958-62. A survey of present vegetation is underway. While burrowing seabird numbers appear stable, vegetation change may be effecting the ability of the small petrels to utilise certain areas of the island resulting in distributional change of their breeding sites on the island. Sixteen of the Hoplodactylus maculatus toe-clipped during the previous survey were recovered in 1996/97. An increase in the density of both species of skinks was recorded.en
dc.format.extent1-22en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEcology and Entomology Group, Lincoln Universityen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Ecology and Entomology Group, Lincoln Universityen
dc.subjectMotunau Islanden
dc.subjectseabirdsen
dc.subjectecological surveyen
dc.subjectshorebirdsen
dc.subjectvegetation changeen
dc.subjectlizardsen
dc.subjectbreeding successen
dc.subjectskinksen
dc.titleA survey of the birds, lizards and mammals of Motunau Island, Canterbury, New Zealand, with emphasis on the effects of vegetation change on the breeding success of burrowing seabirdsen
dc.typeReport
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300802 Wildlife and habitat managementen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270700 Ecology and Evolution::270708 Conservation and biodiversityen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservationen
pubs.commissioning-bodyScience and Research Division, Department of Conservationen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/ECOL
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
lu.subtypeCommissioned Reporten


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