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Noninvasive recovery and detection of possum Trichosurus vulpecula DNA from bitten bait interference devices (WaxTags)
The brushtail possum is a major agricultural and ecological pest in New Zealand. A novel noninvasive DNA sampling tool for detecting its presence (WaxTags, or WT) was tested. DNA was recovered from saliva left on WT, and ...
The impact of floral resources and omnivory on a four trophic level food web
(Cambridge University Press, 2008-12-09)
Omnivory is common among arthropods, but little is known about how availability of plant resources and prey affects interactions between species operating at the third and fourth trophic level. We used laboratory and field ...
Modelling of circadian rhythms in Drosophila incorporating the interlocked PER/TIM and VRI/PDP1 feedback loops
Circadian rhythms of gene activity, metabolism, physiology and behaviour are observed in all the eukaryotes and some prokaryotes. In this study, we present a model to represent the transcriptional regulatory network essential ...
Measuring diversity and abundance of invertebrates in Ahuriri, Coopers Knob and Orongomai Reserves in the Port Hills, Canterbury
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2006-06)
The Port Hills Rangers (Greenspace Unit, Christchurch City Council) in conjunction with Environment Canterbury are ecologically restoring several reserves on the Port Hills of Canterbury. Vegetation, birds and invertebrates ...
Flow in xylem : thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, Lincoln College, New Zealand
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1968)
Solutions of either ³²P or ⁴²K were drawn through segments of green and dormant poplar by applying a vacuum pressure at the upper end. Uptake was shown to consist of two fractions, the first passing through the stem via ...
Disease mitigation and pathogenic control in German and common wasps, Vespula germanica and V. vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) : a thesis completed in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 2002)
Vespula germanica (F.) (German wasp) and V. vulgaris (L.) (common wasp) are major pests in New Zealand. They damage crops, have a significant impact on the biodiversity of native ecosystems and present a significant health ...