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Comparative phylogeography of ground dwelling invertebrates on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 2013)
Recent research on Banks Peninsula of several invertebrate species shows that populations in different parts of the peninsula are genetically distinct from one another. This suggests vicariance, a continued evolutionary ...
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 ...
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 ...