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Investigation of a recreation monitoring programme for Lake Ellesmere / Te Waihora
(Lincoln University. LEaP, 2020-03)
Natal origin of the invasive biosecurity pest, brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys: Penatomidae), determined by dual-element stable isotope-ratio mass spectrometry
(Wiley on behalf of the Society of Chemical Industry, 2020-04)
Background: Post-border detection of a single brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) in New Zealand warranted a biosecurity response, the nature of which would be influenced by its status as part of an established population ...
A tale of two grass species: Temperature affects the symbiosis of a mutualistic Epichloë endophyte in both tall fescue and perennial ryegrass
(Frontiers Media SA, 2020-05-08)
Many cool-season grasses form permanent, mutualistic symbioses with asexual Epichloë endophytes. These fungal symbionts often perform a protective role within the association as many strains produce secondary metabolites ...
New Zealand books on wellbeing: A review essay
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2020-03-29)
This essay reviews three recent New Zealand books on the topic of wellbeing, against the backdrop of the world’s first Wellbeing Budget delivered to the New Zealand Parliament on 30 May 2019. The essay argues that the ...
Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), a potential threat to China’s potato industry
(Elsevier on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), 2020-02)
The potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) has recently emerged as a serious pest of potatoes and other solanaceous crops. It causes direct feeding damage and also vectors Candidatus Liberibacter ...
Understanding the dynamic nature of risk in climate change assessments – A new starting point for discussion
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of the Royal Meteorological Society, 2020-01-28)
This article sets out the current conceptualisation and description of risk used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It identifies limitations in capacity to reflect the dynamic nature of risk components, ...
A conceptual map of invasion biology: Integrating hypotheses into a consensus network
Global Ecology and Biogeography published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd Background and aims: Since its emergence in the mid-20th century, invasion biology has matured into a productive research field addressing questions of ...
Novel interactions between alien pathogens and native plants increase plant–pathogen network connectance and decrease specialization
1. Alien plant pathogens are a threat to native plants and are increasingly integrating into native plant–pathogen networks, but how these novel plant–pathogen networks are structured remains unclear. Theory predicts that ...
Assessment of mixed sward using context sensitive convolutional neural networks
(Frontiers Media S.A., 2020-02-27)
Breeding higher yielding forage species is limited by current manual harvesting and visual scoring techniques used for measuring or estimation of biomass. Automation and remote sensing for high throughput phenotyping has ...
Plant invasions in New Zealand: Global lessons in prevention, eradication and control
The number of non-native plant species established outside of cultivation in the New Zealand archipelago is higher than for any other islands worldwide. Faced with this scale of plant invasions, there has been considerable ...