A preliminary investigation of insect colonisation and succession on remains in New Zealand.

@article{Eberhardt2008API,
  title={A preliminary investigation of insect colonisation and succession on remains in New Zealand.},
  author={Terry L Eberhardt and Douglas A. Elliot},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2008},
  volume={176 2-3},
  pages={
          217-23
        }
}
A preliminary, systematic field study on the process of decomposition and associated insects was conducted, for the first time, in New Zealand. Using pig carcasses as an animal model for human decomposition, insect colonisation and succession was monitored in three different habitats in the Auckland region where remains are likely to be found. A significant difference in the rates of decomposition was found among the three different habitats of an open field, coastal sand dune area and native… CONTINUE READING
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