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Nitrate-nitrogen effects on benthic invertebrate communities in streams of the Canterbury Plains
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2014)
Aquatic ecosystems are especially vulnerable to human impacts associated with agricultural land-use, which provide multiple stressors altering community composition, important ecosystem functions and human valued properties ...
The influence of upstream forest on macroinvertebrate communities in pastoral landscapes
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2010)
The conversion of native forest to agricultural land has been an on-going issue threatening the health of New Zealand’s freshwater systems. However, despite the fact that this has been occurring since early European ...
Impacts of land-use intensification on forest remnants embedded within production landscapes
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2013)
Agricultural expansion has transformed and fragmented natural forest habitats at an alarming rate, and dramatic increases in agricultural intensification have since taken place in order to keep pace with human population ...
Impacts of sedimentation on the structure and functioning of agricultural stream communities
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2013)
The excessive deposition of fine inorganic sediment (<2 mm) is a major pathway by which agricultural land uses exert pressure on stream ecosystems. However, less well understood are the underlying mechanisms driving threshold ...