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Molecular insights into the biogeography and species status of New Zealand's endemic Latrodectus spider species; L. katipo and L. atritus (Araneae, Theridiidae)
(American Arachnological Society, 2005)
New Zealand's endemic sand dune Latrodectus widow spider species, L. katipo and L. atritus, possess behavioral and physiological attributes likely to promote dispersal over large distances. Morphological, physiological and ...
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. ...
Identification of novel genes associated with conidiation in Beauveria bassiana with suppression subtractive hybridization
(Mycological Society of America, 2008)
The conidiation of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Hyphomycete) is a complex process that involves the stage- and cell-type-specific expression of hundreds of genes. The suppression subtractive hybridization ...
Development of an isolate-specific marker for tracking Phaeomoniella chlamydospora infection in grapevines
(Mycological Society of America, 2005)
Petri disease causes decline of grapevines worldwide. The grapevine endophyte Phaeomoniella chlamydospora is the most important fungal pathogen associated with this disease. Epidemiological studies of this pathogen have ...
Survey of birds in mangrove, river mouth and coastal habitats in Sarawak. Assessment of their role in monitoring the health of mangrove and coastal ecosystems and a search for the critically endangered silvery pigeon
Mangrove forests are an important feature of tropical coasts and play a crucial role in influencing the ecological health of the inshore marine ecosystem. Like their terrestrial counterparts, mangrove forests are under ...
Invertebrate diversity and abundance in ten Port Hills reserves, Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Soil, Plant & Ecological Sciences Division., 2004-06)
Floral resources for the enhancement of the efficacy of Diadegma semiclausum (Helen) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a parasitoid of Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Hyponomeutidae) in broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)
(Lincoln University, 2004)
In this thesis, conservation biological control experiments have been conducted in the broccoli agro-ecosystem in New Zealand, to target the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Hyponomeutidae)) and its ...
A survey of coastal and marine birds at Bako National Park and Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarawak
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division., 2002-07)
Ruling out a host-range expansion as the cause of the unpredicted non-target attack on tagasaste (Chamaecytisus proliferus) by Bruchidius villosus
(CSIRO Entomology, 2004)
Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a woody shrub of European origin that is an invasive weed in New Zealand. Bruchidius villosus was released in New Zealand in 1986 as a biological control agent of Scotch broom, after ...
Endemic biodiversity, natural enemies, and the future of biological control
(Montana State University, 2000)
In recent public comment on proposed introductions for biological control of weeds in New Zealand, the issues of dilution of endemic biodiversity and homogenization of the fauna, have been raised as a reason for not ...