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|Title: ||Starling (Sturnus vulgaris L.) predation on grass grub (Costelytra Zealandica (White), Melolonthinae) populations in Canterbury|
|Author: ||East, R.|
|Degree: ||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Institution: ||University of Canterbury|
|Date: ||1972 |
|Item Type: ||Thesis|
|Abstract: ||The main object of this study was to investigate the effects of predation by starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) on
populations of the grass grub (Costelytra zealandica) in Canterbury, with the secondary objective of investigating
the feasibility of life table studies of grass grub populations under Canterbury conditions.
Study plots were established in four areas, two on non-irrigated pastureland at Lincoln and Weka Pass and two on irrigated pastureland at Winchmore. A third study plot
was established at Winchmore in the second year of field work.|
|Supervisor: ||Pottinger, R. P.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/2197|
|Appears in Collections:||Doctoral (PhD) Theses|
Department of Ecology
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