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The importance of birds as browsers, pollinators and seed dispersers in New Zealand forests
New Zealand's forest plants evolved in the absence of mammalian herbivores, but subject to the attentions of a variety of other animals. Insects are and probably were, the primary folivores, butExpand
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Conservation Issues in New Zealand
▪ Abstract Conservation in New Zealand is failing to halt an ongoing decline in biodiversity. Classical problems of ecosystem loss and fragmentation have largely been countered in some regions byExpand
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Spatial heterogeneity of mesopredator release within an oceanic island system
Predator–prey communities are ubiquitous in ecology, but introduced predators can drive native species to extinction within island systems, prompting the eradication of such exotics. EcologicalExpand
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The prey of domestic cats ( Felis catus ) in two suburbs of Auckland City, New Zealand
The prey brought in by 80 cats Felis catus over 1 year was monitored in two suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand: one suburb was completely urban, the other on the urban/forest fringe. Cat owners wereExpand
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The diversity and origin of exotic ants arriving in New Zealand via human-mediated dispersal
The number of exotic ant species being dispersed to new regions by human transportation and the trade pathways responsible for this are poorly understood. In this study, the taxonomic diversity,Expand
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Predictive habitat modelling for the population census of a burrowing seabird : A study of the endangered cook's petrel
Abstract Inaccurate population data remain a major problem in the conservation of burrow-nesting Procellariiform seabirds. We evaluated the potential of predictive habitat modelling, in contrast withExpand
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Breeding habitat of the Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) on Little Barrier Island (Hauturu): implications for the conservation of a New Zealand endemic
Abstract Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii), a trans-equatorial migrant endemic to the New Zealand archipelago, is today endangered and restricted to island habitats at the northern and southernExpand
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Breeding and survival of New Zealand Pigeons Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
The breeding and survival of New Zealand Pigeons Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae were studied by radiotelemetry at three contrasting native forest sites in the North and South Islands of New Zealand. AtExpand
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Effects of supplementary feeding on the offspring sex ratio of kakapo: a dilemma for the conservation of a polygynous parrot
Abstract The kakapo ( Strigops habroptilus ) is a large, flightless, nocturnal parrot, endemic to New Zealand. It is critically endangered, with a world population of ca. 62 individuals and aExpand
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