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Effects of suspended sediment on freshwater fish
(Landcare Research, 2014)
This report integrates new information on the effects of suspended sediment on fish with existing literature information to further develop guidance for determining acceptable suspended sediment concentrations in freshwater ...
Watershed Urbanization Linked to Differences in Stream Bacterial Community Composition
Urbanization strongly influences headwater stream chemistry and hydrology, but little is known about how these conditions impact bacterial community composition. We predicted that urbanization would impact bacterial ...
Socio-cultural and ecological indicators of Canterbury estuaries
Estuaries support a wide range of human activities and values, but are one of the most anthropogenically impacted ecosystems in the world. Ki uta ki tai (mountain to sea) is a holistic view of waterways, that is embodied ...
Interactive effects of land use, temperature, and predators determine native and invasive mosquito distributions
1. Land-use and climate change could alter the distribution of both native and exotic mosquitoes by changing abiotic and biotic characteristics of freshwater habitats. We initially studied the influence of land use on ...
The scaling of population persistence with carrying capacity does not asymptote in populations of a fish experiencing extreme climate variability.
Despite growing concerns regarding increasing frequency of extreme climate events and declining population sizes, the influence of environmental stochasticity on the relationship between population carrying capacity and ...
Whitebait: what are they, where do they come from and where are they going?
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2015)
The effects of forest edges on dung beetle communities in a tropical montane forest
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2010)
Land use has been implicated as the largest global driver of biodiversity loss, largely due to associated habitat loss and fragmentation. The resulting production of habitated ges have pervasive impacts on the distribution ...
Optimization of a survey using spatially balanced sampling: a single-year application of clam monitoring in the Arcachon Bay (SW France)
Bivalves are important components of benthic marine and freshwater ecosystems throughout the world. One of the most exploited bivalves used for human consumption is manila clam (Venerupis philippinarum). In Arcachon Bay ...
Genetic diversity and structure in the Philippine Rafflesia lagascae complex (Rafflesiaceae) inform its taxonomic delimitation and conservation
Rafflesia lagascaeis a rare endo-holoparasitic species with a disjunct distribution on Luzon Island. It is morphologically very similar to R. manillana from nearby Samar. This study aims to contribute to the taxonomy and ...