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Patterns of flammability across the vascular plant phylogeny, with special emphasis on the genus Dracophyllum : A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of philosophy at Lincoln University
(Lincoln University, 2019)
Fire has been part of the environment for the entire history of terrestrial plants and is a common disturbance agent in many ecosystems across the world. Fire has a significant role in influencing the structure, pattern ...
Post-fire resprouting in New Zealand woody vegetation: Implications for restoration
Resprouting is an important trait that allows plants to persist after fire and is considered a key functional trait in woody plants. While resprouting is well documented in fire-prone biomes, information is scarce in ...
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 ...
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 ...
First photographic record of marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata Martin, 1837 (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae) in Nepal
(Pensoft Publishers, 2019-01-21)
The marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata is a Near Threatened small felid. The cat’s presence in Nepal is based on an anecdote. A camera trap-based study to access diversity and abundance of terrestrial mammals in eastern Nepal ...