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dc.contributor.authorPekelharing, C. J.en
dc.contributor.authorFrampton, Christopher M.en
dc.contributor.authorSuisted, P. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-14T22:28:10Z
dc.date.issued1998en
dc.identifier.citationPekelharing, C. J., Frampton, C. M., & Suisted, P. A. (1998). Seasonal variation in the impacts of brushtailed possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) on five palatable plant species in New Zealand beech (Nothofagus) forest. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 22(2), 141-148.en
dc.identifier.issn0110-6465en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4959
dc.description.abstractThe seasonal variation in possum browse and foliage cover of five possum-preferred species was quantified and studied in northern Westland, New Zealand over a 24 month period. Four of the five species (Pseudopanax simplex, P. colensoi, Aristotelia serrata, and Elaeocarpus hookerianus) showed marked seasonal patterns in both browse and foliage cover, with maximum browse evident in winter/spring when foliage cover was at a minimum. There was very little browse and no seasonal pattern in foliage cover for the fifth species, Pseudopanax crassifolius. In the season of maximum browse there were significant negative correlations between browse and foliage cover for the four impacted species suggesting that the changes in foliage cover were caused by possum browsing. Mortality was highest in the two most heavily browsed species (P. simplex and P. colensoi). This seasonality in possum browse needs to be accommodated when designing long-term surveys of possum impacts.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by the Department of Conservation, the writing-up of the results was funded by the Foundation for Research and Science Technology (Contract CO9404).en
dc.format.extent141-148en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Society.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Ecological Society.en
dc.rightsCopyright © New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.subjectpossumen
dc.subjectTrichosurus vulpeculaen
dc.subjectdamageen
dc.subjectindicator speciesen
dc.subjectbrowseen
dc.subjectseasonal impactsen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleSeasonal variation in the impacts of brushtailed possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) on five palatable plant species in New Zealand beech (Nothofagus) foresten
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen
pubs.issue2en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume22en


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