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Hydrological factors influencing the ecology of riverbed breeding birds on the plains' reaches of Canterbury's braided rivers
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1985)
The wide, unstable, braided riverbeds of the eastern South Island, New Zealand, have been inhabited by a diverse avifauna. Several species including the wrybill breed only on these rivers. Use is restricted mainly to the ...
Selection of entomogenous nematodes from the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae (Nematoda) to control grass grub (Costelytra zealandica (White)) and porina (Wiseana cervinata Walker) larvae in pasture
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1989)
Eight strains of nematode from the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae and their associated bacteria, Xenorhabdus spp. (Enterobacteriaceae), were taxonomically characterized and evaluated for their ability to ...
How do threats to Canterbury plants potentially lead to extinction
(Canterbury Botanical Society, 2002)
This article looks at some of the threats, decline and potential extinction facing Canterbury's unique flora. The author uses an analogy of marine disasters and extinction of biological species, as both involve similar ...
Factors affecting the establishment, growth and survival of native woody plant communities on the Canterbury Plain, New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 1999)
The native plant communities of Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand have been severely modified and degraded and the Canterbury Plain (750,000 ha) retains few remnants of its original forest and other ecosystems. The ...
The Wiggy-wig bush - orphan or geriatric? Muehlenbeckia astonii (Polygonaceae) in North Canterbury and Marlborough.
(Canterbury Botanical Society., 2001-12)
One of the very conspicuous elements of the family Polygonaceae in New Zealand is the genus Muehlenbeckia. Most are non-descript scramblers or even weeds, the exception being M. astonii, or shrubby tororaro which is a ...
An ecological study of the lizard fauna of Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury
(Lincoln University, 1994)
Baited pitfall traps were used to sample the lizard fauna at Birdlings Flat on Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury. Four species had been recorded previously from this area; Leiolopisma maccanni Patterson and Daugherty, Leiolopisma ...
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 ...
Invertebrate diversity and abundance in ten Port Hills reserves, Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Soil, Plant & Ecological Sciences Division., 2004-06)
Threatened plants of Canterbury including a revised species list
(Canterbury Botanical Society, 2001-12)
The most recent assessment of New Zealand's threatened plants is published in volume 37 of New Zealand Journal of Botany (de Lange et al. 1999). This reappraisal lists 511 uncommon taxa (22% of the New Zealand flora). Of ...