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Population regulation in insect herbivores - top-down or bottom-up?
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 1992)
Recent evidence points to the plant's being a much more limited resource than previously expected. In addition to the restraints on feeding and population growth imposed by such factors as leaf toughness, the physical ...
Indigenous invertebrate components in ecological restoration in agricultural landscapes
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 1998)
The challenge of community restoration is to understand and exploit the principles of ecological succession at all seral stages, by complementing and accelerating the processes of colonisation and regeneration. The main ...
Herbivore damage and leaf loss in the New Zealand pepper tree ('Kawakawa'; Macropiper excelsum; Piperaceae)
(New Zealand Ecological Society., 1998)
The pattern of herbivore damage on the New Zealand pepper tree (kawakawa; Macropiper excelsum) caused by its main insect herbivore (Cleora scriptaria) was investigated in the field and laboratory. In the field, only a small ...