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Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) were present on Whale Island (Moutohora), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand between about 1920 and 1987. During 1969-1971 they reduced by less than 10-35 % the breeding success of grey-faced petrels (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi), by eating unattended eggs and killing young or weak chicks. Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), introduced(More)
The need for searching a space of solutions appears often. Many problems, such as iteration over a dynamically created domain, can be expressed most naturally using a generate-and-process style. Serial programming languages typically support solutions of these problems by providing some form of generators or backtracking. A parallel programming language is(More)
Perhaps more than any other disease, malaria serves as a potent symbol of the struggle between humankind and the natural world. Scientific and technical advances-from Ross's identification of the malaria vector to the application of DDT during the Second World War-have promised much but have so far failed to provide any lasting solution to the devastation(More)
I welcome the fact that the NMC plans to cut down on the time - and heartache for nurses - involved in processing unnecessary investigations. I read that it is expected this will cut costs, but my colleagues and I are not hopeful of this, given the NMC's history.