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Twenty years of Argentine ants in New Zealand: past research and future priorities for applied management
The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), is a highly invasive global pest. It has been just over twenty years since Argentine ants were fi rst discovered in New Zealand. Through the result ofExpand
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New Zealand's historically rare terrestrial ecosystems set in a physical and physiognomic framework
Terrestrial ecosystems that were rare before human colonisation of New Zealand often have highly specialised and diverse flora and fauna characterised by endemic and nationally rare species. AlthoughExpand
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Avian fruit consumption and seed dispersal in a temperate Australian woodland
Abstract The effectiveness of avian fruit consumers as seed dispersers of fleshy-fruited plants was studied in a temperate woodland community. As a consequence of the short and overlapping fruitingExpand
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Supplementary feeding restructures urban bird communities
Significance Bird feeding is essentially a massive global supplementary feeding experiment, yet few studies have attempted to explore its ecological effects. In this study we use an in situExpand
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Feral pigs in a temperate rainforest ecosystem: disturbance and ecological impacts
Feral pigs (Sus scrofa) are a widespread invasive species, and cause biotic disturbance. This study evaluated the impacts associated with ground disturbance by feral pigs in the North Island of NewExpand
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Selection for chemical trait remixing in an invasive weed after reassociation with a coevolved specialist
The interaction between Depressaria pastinacella (parsnip webworm) and wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), in its native Europe and in its longstanding nonindigenous range in the midwestern UnitedExpand
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Risks and drivers of wild bird feeding in urban areas of New Zealand
Abstract The practice of feeding wild birds is a widespread phenomenon, but there has been little consideration of both human and ecological dimensions of the impacts. We used a comprehensiveExpand
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Fatal attraction: sexually cannibalistic invaders attract naive native mantids
Overlap in the form of sexual signals such as pheromones raises the possibility of reproductive interference by invasive species on similar, yet naive native species. Here, we test the potential forExpand
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