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From small Maria to massive Campbell: Forty years of rat eradications from New Zealand islands
Abstract Over the last four decades the eradication of rats from islands around New Zealand has moved from accidental eradication following the exploratory use of baits for rat control to carefullyExpand
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New Zealand island restoration: seabirds, predators, and the importance of history
New Zealand's offshore and outlying islands have long been a focus of conservation biology as sites of local endemism and as last refuges for many species. During the c. 730 years since New ZealandExpand
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Response of lizard assemblages in the Mercury Islands, New Zealand, to removal of an introduced rodent: the kiore (Rattus exulans)
Predation by kiore (Rattus exulans) has long been assumed to reduce the abundance and species diversity of lizards on islands around New Zealand. However, proof of this is hard to find, partlyExpand
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Patterns of range contractions and extinctions in the New Zealand herpetofauna following human colonisation
Abstract Evidence from subfossils and from present distributions confirming range contractions and extinctions of New Zealand amphibians and reptiles is consistent with that from New ZealandExpand
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Predation of seabirds by invasive rats: multiple indirect consequences for invertebrate communities
Invasive species are a global problem but most studies have focused on their direct rather than indirect ecological effects. We studied litter and soil-inhabiting invertebrate communities on 18Expand
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Restoration of New Zealand islands: redressing the effects of introduced species
Introduced species of mammals have now been removed from many islands around New Zealand, thus providing singular opportunities for ecological restoration. If island restoration is to be attempted,Expand
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Korapuki Island as a case study for restoration of insular ecosystems in New Zealand
Aim Success with eradicating invasive species from islands around New Zealand raises the prospect of reversing the loss of species by restoring biotic communities on modified islands. I seek toExpand
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Raising the prospects for a forgotten fauna: a review of 10 years of conservation effort for New Zealand reptiles
Abstract The native terrestrial reptile fauna of New Zealand comprises the last representatives of the Sphenodontida — two species of tuatara (Sphenodon) — and about 60 species of lizards in fourExpand
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Conservation of New Zealand lizards (Lacertilia : Scincidae) by translocation of small populations
Abstract The successful removal of rodents from islands around New Zealand has enabled translocation of rare species of lizards to new sites within their former range. Four species of skinks wereExpand
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Reproduction and growth of the black shore skink, Leiolopisma suteri (Lacertilia: Scincidae), in north‐eastern New Zealand
Reproduction and growth of a boulder beach population of the nocturnal skink Leiolopisma suteri on Motutapu Island were studied for 19 months. Epididymes contain sperm from April to November, andExpand
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