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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 ...
Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) ecology in a Nigerian montane forest
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2012)
Due to high levels of exploitation, habitat loss and habitat degradation, Pan troglodytes has experienced such a significant population reduction over the past 20 to 30 years that it is now on the IUCN (International ...
Mechanisms and mitigation of food web change in stream ecosystems
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2013)
Freshwater ecosystems reflect the condition of their surrounding landscape, and thus are particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic stressors associated with human land-use. One of the most prevalent stressors on stream ...
What Factors Influence the Success of Senecio (Asteraceae) in Canterbury, New Zealand? A Phylogenetic and Ecological Study.
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2012)
Abstract Senecio is one of the largest genera in the Asteraceae family with 28 Senecio species in New Zealand and over 1200 species worldwide. Native Senecio in the Canterbury region are typically naturally uncommon and ...