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Using next-generation sequencing to analyse the diet of a highly endangered land snail (Powelliphanta augusta) feeding on endemic earthworms
(Public Library of Science, 2013-09-27)
Predation is often difficult to observe or quantify for species that are rare, very small, aquatic or nocturnal. The assessment of such species’ diet can be conducted using molecular methods that target prey DNA remaining ...
Effectiveness of cyanide pellets for control of dama wallabies (Macropus eugenii)
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2011)
Dama wallabies (Macropus eugenii) are an introduced pest in New Zealand requiring control. Historically, sodium fluoroacetate (1080) has been used to control wallabies but there is increasing resistance to this method of ...
Quantifying invasion resistance: the use of recruitment functions to control for propagule pressure
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc. on behalf of the Ecological Society of America, 2014-04)
Invasive species distributions tend to be biased towards some habitats compared to others due to the combined effects of habitat-specific resistance to invasion and non-uniform propagule pressure. These two factors may ...
A quantitative assessment of shoot flammability for 60 tree and shrub species supports rankings based on expert opinion
(CSIRO Publishing, 2016-02-25)
Fire is an important ecological disturbance in vegetated ecosystems across the globe, and also has considerable impacts on human infrastructure. Vegetation flammability is a key bottom-up control on fire regimes, and on ...
Compliance with biodiversity compensation on New Zealand’s public conservation lands
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2018-01-01)
This article assesses compliance with biodiversity compensation on New Zealand’s conservation land. Of the 261 Department of Conservation (DOC) concessions for commercial activity searched, only about 15% included compensation ...