Can stoat (Mustela erminea) trapping increase bellbird (Anthornis melanura) populations and benefit mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala)

@inproceedings{Kelly2005CanS,
  title={Can stoat (Mustela erminea) trapping increase bellbird (Anthornis melanura) populations and benefit mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala)},
  author={Dave Kelly and Chelsea Brindle and Jenny J. Ladley and Alastair W Robertson and Jeff Butler and Tamsin Elizabeth Ward-Smith and David James Murphy and Laura A. Sessions},
  year={2005}
}
There are currently many attempts in New Zealand to restore native ecosystem functioning through the intensive control of introduced mammalian predators. One system that is faltering is bird pollination of endemic mistletoes (Peraxilla tetrapetala) by bellbirds (Anthornis melanura), apparently because of stoat (Mustela erminea) predation. We used a paired-catchment experiment in Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides forest at Craigieburn, central South Island, to measure whether stoat control… CONTINUE READING

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