Heino Moller

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Poison was used at remote anchorages of southern Stewart Island in spring and summer of 1984/85 to reduce the likelihood of ship rats (Rattus rattus), Norway rats (R. norvegicus) and kiore (R. exulans) boarding fishing boats heading for the Snares Islands. Poison baits were removed at successively slower rates, probably because poisoning had reduced rat(More)
If one or more parasitised nests were found in an annulus which had few nests dug in total, the results were pooled with those of an adjacent annulus in order to give a total of at least 10 nests before calculating the dispersal distance. The annuli were 0.2 km wide up to 2 km from the release site then 0.5 km wide thereafter (see Table 1). Aggregating the(More)
A conspicuous yellow tumour was found for the first time in January 1989 among hooknose Agonus cataphractus collected from different parts of the German Wadden Sea. Prevalence of the tumour was 0.7 %. The tumours arose from connective tissue and were classified as fibromas or possibly fibrosarcomas Electron microscopy revealed the presence of lentiwus-like(More)
Weak murmurs related to coronary artery disease might be masked in ambient noise when heart sounds are recorded in clinical settings. The aim of the current study was to characterize the influx of ambient noise through the chest and through the microphone's coupler house. To estimate the transmission through the coupler house the coupler was placed in(More)
Low acceptance of protein baits by common (Vespula vulgaris) and German (V. germanica) wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) occurred after rain in honeydew beech forest. This corresponded with a sharp decrease in the proportion of natural protein in the diet of V. vulgaris and V. germanica, and a reduction in the concentration of carbohydrate-rich honeydew in the(More)
Hourly kill-rates and encounter-rates for hunters of feral goats (Capra hircus) provided linear indices of goat population size in a 638 ha area of forest and grasslands in Marlborough. The goat population of about 108 animals was reduced to near zero in 105 hours of hunting effort on 11 days at a cost of about $8.20 ha. However, goats from the surrounding(More)
New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1998) 22(1): 55-63 ©New Zealand Ecological Society offer any hope of reducing numbers to any great extent in the near future (Barlow, Moller and Beggs, 1996; Beggs, Harris and Read, 1996). Poison-baiting is currently the only viable technique for reducing wasp density, as finding and destroying nests is very labour intensive.(More)
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