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Sensitivity of audio-lured versus silent chew-track-cards and WaxTags to the presence of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula)
(University of Canterbury, 2013)
Accurately identifying the changes in relative abundance (performance-based monitoring) or distribution (surveillance-based monitoring) of the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) within the landscape, is a fundamental ...
Community-level flammability declines over 25 years of plant invasion in grasslands
(Wiley for British Ecological Society, 2018-02-20)
1. Exotic plant invasions can alter fire regimes in plant communities. Invaders often possess traits that differ from native plants in the community, resulting in increases or declines in community-level flammability, ...
Oral microbiome metabarcoding in two invasive small mammals from New Zealand
All multicellular organisms host a wide diversity of microorganisms in and on their bodies, which are collectively known as their microbiome. Characterising microbial communities that inhabit different body niches in wild ...
An evaluation of systematic versus strategically-placed camera traps for monitoring feral cats in New Zealand
We deploy camera traps to monitor feral cat (Felis catus) populations at two pastoral sites in Hawke’s Bay, North Island, New Zealand. At Site 1, cameras are deployed at pre-determined GPS points on a 500-m grid, and at ...
Mohoua ochrocephala abundance in the Catlins following aerial 1080 control
(University of Canterbury, 2017)
Pest control using aerially-distributed 1080 bait could threaten non-target native bird species either by primary or secondary poisoning. To understand the impact of aerial 1080 control on the abundance of mohua (Mohoua ...
The effect of density-dependence on foraging dominance between two pest species
(University of California, 2014)
Possum numbers have been significantly reduced in many regions of New Zealand. However, research has indicated some unexpected consequences of possum control. At some sites, rat numbers have more than doubled 2 years after ...