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dc.contributor.authorCarlyle, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-26T03:43:37Z
dc.date.available2012-01-26T03:43:37Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4154
dc.description.abstractFire is an important feature of pastoral farming in the tussock grasslands of Otago. Over many years data have been collected on the effects of fire on the tussocks themselves, and to an extent, the intertussock vegetation, most notably by Prof. Alan Mark and associates at the Botany Department of Otago University, but almost no data exist on the other main part of the biota in these habitats, the invertebrates. One of the many reasons for this has been the taxonomic impediment, the vast number of different species, most of them poorly known, that face the investigator. However, this problem has recently been greatly alleviated through the work of Dr Barbara Barrett (MAFTech, Invermay) who in the course of a long term trial to investigate the problem of seed loss in oversown tussock grasslands has established the identity of many of the invertebrate inhabitats of the East Otago Plateau. In fact it was largely through the encouragement and persistence of Dr Barbara Barrett that this research programme was initiated. She also made the preliminary approaches to the Hellaby Trust for financial support and resampled the experimental sites after the discontinuation of the project to provide a whole year data.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College. Department of Entomology.en
dc.rightsCopyright © 1988 Department of Entomologyen
dc.subjecttussock grasslandsen
dc.subjectecologyen
dc.subjectinsecten
dc.subjectfaunaen
dc.titleThe effects of burning on the invertebrate fauna of the tussock grasslands of the east Otago plateauen
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lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060201 Behavioural Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060202 Community Ecologyen


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