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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
Culture, intangibles and metrics in environmental management.
TLDR
The characterization of cultural benefits and impacts is least amenable to methodological solution when prevailing cultural worldviews contain elements fundamentally at odds with efforts to quantify benefits/impacts, but that even in such cases some improvements are achievable if decision-makers are flexible regarding processes for consultation with community members and how quantification is structured. Expand
Origin, Dispersal Routes, and Geographic Distribution of Rattus exulans, with Special Reference to New Zealand
Current anthropological theory and archaeological evidence have led to a reappraisal of the hypothesized route of dispersal of the Polynesian rat, Rattusexulans, through the Pacific and to NewExpand
Kaitiakitanga: Maori perspectives on conservation
Maori, like other indigenous peoples, are increasingly involved in attempts to provide appropriate cultural responses to environmental issues. These include efforts to translate and incorporateExpand
The parasites of the Polynesian rat: biogeography and origins of the New Zealand parasite fauna.
  • M. Roberts
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology
  • 1 November 1991
TLDR
Unique aspects of the prehistory and current distribution of the Polynesian rat have been applied to the problem of determining the biogeographical origin of its parasites as found on 'exulans only' islands of New Zealand, and 11 species are considered to be 'new souvenirs', acquired from other rodent species now present in New Zealand. Expand
Mind maps of the Maori
In common with other oral societies, New Zealand Maori constructed mental maps by means of which they made sense of their phenomenological world. Their cognitive template, called whakapapa, consistsExpand
Maramataka: the Maori Moon Calendar
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The parasites of the Polynesian rat within and beyond New Zealand.
  • M. Roberts
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology
  • 1 November 1991
TLDR
A list of the ecto- and endoparasites of the Polynesian rat, Rattus exulans, from throughout its geographical range is presented here to highlight gaps in knowledge and stimulate an interest in the parasitology of this rat. Expand
Incommensurate risks and the regulator's dilemma: considering culture in the governance of genetically modified organisms
New Zealand's 1996 Hazardous Substance and New Organisms (HSNO) Act defines environmental effects as physical, social, and cultural. However, recent debates in this country about the introduction ofExpand
Brachylaima apoplania n. sp. (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) from the Polynesian rat, Rattus exulans (Rodentia: Muridae), in New Zealand: origins and zoogeography.
Brachylaima apoplania n. sp. is described from the small intestine of the Polynesian rat (Rattus exulans) on Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand. The new species is most similar to Brachylaima rattiExpand
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