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Community assembly and food web interactions across pond permanence gradients
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2008)
Ecological communities along gradients of environmental stress are thought to be structured by trade-offs between resisting biotic interactions in physically benign habitats and successfully exploiting physically stressful ...
Disentangling the effects of disturbance and habitat size on stream community structure
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2011)
Our ability to predict community responses to environmental stress remains limited. To address this issue, I investigated how species abundance, community composition and food-web structure varied across abiotic gradients ...
Invertebrate Responses to Large-Scale Change : Impacts of Eutrophication and Cataclysmic Earthquake Events in a Southern New Zealand Estuary
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2013)
Environmental stress and disturbance can affect the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems by altering their physical, chemical and biological features. In estuaries, benthic invertebrate communities play important ...