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The mechanics of bird flight.
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1969)
The wing movements of a bird, appearing to the cursory eye fairly simple, are in fact highly complicated and necessarily so if the flight requirements are to be satisfied. Whilst the anatomy of the wing has been extensively ...
The effect of beta-alanine supplementation on aerobic and anaerobic capacity in trained cyclists
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2011)
Beta-alanine supplementation has been shown to increase skeletal muscle carnosine concentration resulting in the delay of neuromuscular fatigue and an increased aerobic and anaerobic capacity. The current study investigated ...
Larval characteristics of some fishes from the East Coast of Southern New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1997)
The status of early life history descriptions for teleost fishes in New Zealand is low in comparison to other areas around the world. New Zealand itself is well-positioned to increase the number of teleost species that are ...
Physiological, biochemical and behavioural responses of freshwater crayfish (Paranephrops zealandicus) to hypoxia and water nutrients.
(University of Canterbury, 2015)
Hypoxia is a decline in water oxygen levels and is often caused by aquatic nutrient enrichment. It is recognised as one of the foremost environmental issues impacting and influencing species distribution. This population ...
The diet, energetics and distribution of the freshwater crayfish Paranephrops zealandicus (White) in Lake Georgina, South Island, New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1988)
The diet and the temporal and spatial distribution of the freshwater crayfish Paranephrops zealandicus White were investigated in Lake Georgina, Canterbury. The digestive ability and efficiency of the crayfish were also ...
Effect of temperature on the physiology of two exotic frogs: possible causes of distribution
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2015)
Two Australian frogs were introduced to New Zealand over 100 years ago. Since their introduction they have become widespread and well established with Litoria ewingii being more prevalent in alpine and cooler areas of New ...
Some aspects of the productivity of Lake Grassmere, Malborough, New Zealand and its possible utilisation.
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1974)
The growth of Artemia salina Branchiopoda, Anostraca in the concentrating ponds of a solar salt extraction plant was investigated during 1972/63. The aim of the study was to assess the possibility of harvesting the Artemia ...
Ion transport physiology and its interaction with trace element accumulation and toxicity in inanga (Galaxias maculatus)
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2015)
Inanga (Galaxias maculatus) are a culturally and economically important fish species in New Zealand and abroad. However, very little is known about their ability to deal with trace element contamination. As a scaleless ...
Respiratory and acid-base physiology of the New Zealand rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii (Hutton).
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1991)
Mating strategies and sperm competition in New Zealand geckos (Family Gekkonidae)
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 2003)
Most species of reptile studied to date have polygynandrous mating systems and possess specialised sperm storage regions. Consequently, there is a high potential for sperm competition in this group. Using comparative ...