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Of mast and mean: differential-temperature cue makes mast seeding insensitive to climate change.
Mast-seeding plants often produce high seed crops the year after a warm spring or summer, but the warm-temperature model has inconsistent predictive ability. Here, we show for 26 long-term data sets… Expand
Facilitative plant interactions and climate simultaneously drive alpine plant diversity.
Interactions among species determine local-scale diversity, but local interactions are thought to have minor effects at larger scales. However, quantitative comparisons of the importance of biotic… Expand
Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation history, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pollen diagrams from upland blanket bogs and mire‐pool complexes on the southern Garvie Mountains and the Old Man Range, and from a sag pond mire on the slopes of the Kawarau Gorge, record the… Expand
Distribution, abundance and biomass of epiphyte-lianoid communities in a New Zealand lowland Nothofagus-podocarp temperate rain forest: tropical comparisons
Aim In tropical rain forests, epiphytes can contribute significantly to species diversity and biomass, a feature not generally associated with temperate forest systems. This study investigates… Expand
THE VEGETATION OF FLAT TOP HILL: AN AREA OF SEMI-ARID GRASSLAND/SHRUBLAND IN CENTRAL OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND
An account is given of the vegetation of Flat Top Hill, in the driest part of semi-arid lowland Central Otago, New Zealand. Although highly modified, the area was acquired for conservation in 1992,… Expand
Ecology of lianoid/epiphytic communities in coastal podocarp rain forest, Haast Ecological District, New Zealand
Comparative leaf morphology spectra of plant communities in New Zealand, the Andes and the European Alps
Leaf morphology of native vegetation has often been interpreted as a sensitive indicator of environmental conditions, presumably as a result of natural selection. If environmental pressures act as a… Expand
Aspects of the ecology of the indigenous shrub Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) in New Zealand
Abstract Geographic variation in leaf size and shape of the widespread and environmentally-tolerant indigenous shrub Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) was determined from 182 herbarium specimens… Expand
Water and nutrient input:output budgets: effects of plant cover at seven sites in upland snow tussock grasslands of Eastern and Central Otago, New Zealand
Abstract Input:output budgets of water and macronutrients over two years are reported for three cover types (unmodified snow tussock grassland; induced short (c. 10 cm) blue tussock grassland; bare… Expand