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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 ...
Species roles in plant-pollinator communities are conserved across native and alien ranges
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2016)
Aim. Alien species alter interaction networks by disrupting existing interactions, for example between plants and pollinators, and by engaging in new interactions. Predicting the effects of an incoming invader can be ...
Synthetic shorelines in New Zealand? Quantification and characterisation of microplastic pollution on Canterbury's coastlines
(University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 2016)
Microplastics are persistent environmental contaminants found in marine environments worldwide. Microplastic particles isolated from coastlines in the Canterbury region of New Zealand were quantified and characterised. ...
Suggestions on how to apply international safety testing guidelines for genetically modified organisms
(Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety (INBI)University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2012)
Summary of recommendations Recommendation 1: The regulatory review process should begin with the participation of all stakeholders, from industry (not just the applicant’s industry), civil society and government and seek ...
Do Macroalgal Environments Leave a Geological Signature? Modern Test Case from Kaikoura, New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2010)
Brown, red and green macroalgae in modern temperate marine environments are ecosystem‐forming primary producers on rocky substrates, yet they have a poor preservation potential and few fossil examples are known from the ...
Management of vehicle and horse users on sand beaches: Implications for shellfish populations
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2012)
A review of management documents and peer reviewed literature was undertaken to evaluate the level of protection intertidal shellfish are given from vehicle and horse users on sand beaches. Database searches were conducted ...
Volcanic Impacts Study Group: Working with utility infrastructure organisations to improve understanding of volcanic ash impacts
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2012)
Changement climatique et variabilité spatiale du climat dans les vignobles de Marlborough (Nouvelle Zélande)
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2011)
The examples presented here show that the spatial variability of air temperature within a vineyard region can be strongly dependent on local topography. In the context of a changing climate, the spatial variability of ...
Implications of improved representations of plant respiration in a changing climate
© 2017 The Author(s). Land-atmosphere exchanges influence atmospheric CO 2 . Emphasis has been on describing photosynthetic CO 2 uptake, but less on respiration losses. New global datasets describe upper canopy dark ...
Sustainability and resilience
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2010)
What are sustainable resilient communities? Communities that: -Are less reliant on fossil fuels -Produce less harmful outputs (e.g. pollution, carbon) -Use less finite inputs (e.g. water, energy) -Reliant on local ...