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  • Solenogyne christensenii, comb. nov. (Asteraceae: Astereae) : a new combination for a New Zealand species 

    de Lange, Peter; Wang, J.; Barkla, J.W.; Marshall, Andrew (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, 2020-04-29)
    The new combination Solenogyne christensenii (Petrie) de Lange, Jian Wang ter & Barkla comb. nov. is validated for a New Zealand species originally published as Abrotanella christensenii Petrie. The species is described, ...
  • New chorological data for the Italian vascular flora 

    Rosati, L.; Fascetti, S.; Romano, V.A.; Potenza, G.; Lapenna, M.R.; Capano, A.; Nicoletti, P.; Farris, E.; de Lange, Peter; Del Vico, E.; Facioni, L.; Fanfarillo, E.; Lattanzi, E.; Cano-Ortiz, A.; Marignani, M.; Fogu, M.C.; Bazzato, E.; Lallai, E.; Laface, V.L.A.; Musarella, C.M.; Spampinato, G.; Mei, G.; Misano, G.; Salerno, G.; Esposito, A.; Stinca, A. (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2020-01-05)
    Despite the importance for scientific and conservation purposes, the knowledge of the Italian territory is far from exhaustive. New chorological data for 87 vascular taxa regarding the central-southern part of Italy and ...
  • Spatial and temporal variation in prey color patterns for background matching across a continuous heterogeneous environment 

    Baling, Marleen; Stuart-Fox, D.; Brunton, D. H.; Dale, J. (Wiley Open Access [University Publisher), 2020-02-22)
    In heterogeneous habitats, camouflage via background matching can be challenging because visual characteristics can vary dramatically across small spatial scales. Additionally, temporal variation in signaling functions of ...
  • The earliest collection of an elusive alien? Evidence of early introduction of Chenopodium ficifolium (Chenopodiaceae) in New Zealand 

    Mosyakin, S.L.; de Lange, Peter (M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2020-04-29)
    Historical records and the current status of Chenopodium ficifolium (Chenopodiaceae) in New Zealand are considered. This species of Eurasian origin was and still is occasionally reported in New Zealand as a casual alien ...
  • Additional lichen records from New Zealand 51. Usnea dasaea Stirt. 

    Bannister, J.; Harrold, P.; Blanchon, Dan (Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), 2020-01)
    [OFF-PRINT] Usnea dasaea is reported for the first time from New Zealand. Corticolous specimens of Usnea collected in Northland and Tasman in 2004 could not be identified at the time using the key and descriptions ...
  • Challenging global waste management : bioremediation to detoxify asbestos 

    Wallis, Shannon; Emmett, E.A.; Hardy, R.; Casper, B.B.; Blanchon, Dan; Testa, J.R.; Menges, C.W.; Gonneau, C.; Jerolmack, D.J.; Seiphoori, A.; Steinhorn, Gregor; Berry, T-A. (Frontiers Media, 2020-03-04)
    As the 21st century uncovers ever-increasing volumes of asbestos and asbestos-contaminated waste, we need a new way to stop ‘grandfather’s problem’ from becoming that of our future generations. The production of inexpensive, ...
  • Food preference predicts speed of approach on a runway task by dogs 

    Cameron, Kristie; de Garnham, Jane; Jensen, K.; Bizo, L.A. (UCO Press (University of Cordoba), 2019-07-05)
    The effective and quick assessment of food preference is important when attempting to identify foods that might function as effective reinforcers in dogs. In the current experiment, more highly preferred foods were expected ...
  • Use of the game-based learning platform KAHOOT! to facilitate learner engagement in animal science students 

    Cameron, Kristie; Bizo, L.A. (Taylor & Francis Open for Association for Learning Technology (ALT), 2019-05-15)
    Gamification of instructional activities is a useful approach that educators can use to promote more effective learning environments by increasing problem-solving, critical thinking and competence in the classroom. ‘KAHOOT!’ ...
  • Overlooked but not forgotten : investigating lichen diversity within the Auckland Region 

    Marshall, Andrew; Blanchon, Dan; Aguilar, Glenn; Winder, Linton; Bishop, C.; de Lange, Peter (2019-11)
    Aim: To develop and test a protocol for sampling lichens within existing permanent biodiversity monitoring plots. • Utilise existing lichen biodiversity inventory methods used in air pollution monitoring. • Compare this ...
  • First record of Himalayan wineberry (Rubus ellipticus var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke., Rosaceae) in New Zealand 

    de Lange, Peter; Blanchon, Dan; Doyle, Erin; Marshall, Andrew; Schönberger, I.; Killick, Sarah (Unitec ePress, 2019-12-19)
    INTRODUCTION: On June 4, 2019, during a visit by two of the authors to Gills Scenic Reserve, Albany, an unusual bramble (Figure 1) was observed emerging from a vegetated roadside bank on Gills Road (-36.722828, 174.696011). ...
  • Additional records and observations of monocotyledons naturalised or casual in Manawatu Ecological Region, New Zealand, 1980–2019 

    Ogle, C.C.; La Cock, G.D. (Unitec ePress, 2019-12-19)
    It has been 38 years since a comprehensive account of adventive monocotyledons in New Zealand was published, other than for grasses. This paper examines new adventive monocotyledon records from the Manawatu Ecological ...
  • Behaving at the zoo : the effect of uniform presence on the behaviour of zoo visitors 

    Kemp, Caralyn; Meade, J.; Dawe, E.; Sharp, T.; Shaw, W.; Melfi, V. (2019-11-21)
    Human-animal interactions HAIs at the zoo Behaving at the zoo Observer effect Behaving at the zoo PNBs [Potentially negative behaviours] Visitor behaviour Demographics - sex Demographics - English speaking Demographics ...
  • Checklist of the New Zealand flora : seed plants 

    Schönberger, I.; Wilton, A.D.; Boardman, K.F.; Breitwieser, I.; de Lange, Peter; de Pauw, B.; Ford, K.A.; Gibb, E.S.; Glenny, D.S; Korver, M.A.; Novis, P.M.; Prebble, J.M.; Redmond, D.M.; Smissen, R.D.; Tawiri, K. (Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. II. Allan Herbarium, 2019)
    INTRODUCTION: The scientific names of plants “provide a means of reference to facilitate communication about those organisms” (Turland 2013). Established over 300 years ago, the process of naming plants is today governed ...
  • Strengthening biosecurity capacity of Palau – FAO project tcp/pl/3601/c1 

    Arthur, J.R.; Miles, J.; Remengesau, I.; Aguilar, Glenn; Ambatang, R.; Sengebau, F.; Isamu, T.; Bondad-Reantaso, M. (Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), 2018)
    This report documents the accomplishments of Project TCP/PLW/3601/C1 “Strengthening Biosecurity Capacity of Palau”. These include: (i) preparation of the draft Aquatic Biosecurity Regulations for Aquatic Organisms ...
  • Retrospective study of the relative frequency of feline hepatobiliary disease in New Zealand based on 10years of hepatic biopsy samples. 

    Fluen, T.; Hardcastle, M.; Smith, H. L.; Gear, Robyn (British Veterinary Association (BVA), 2019-09-23)
    AIMS To retrospectively determine the relative frequency of feline hepatobiliary diseases from biopsy specimens submitted to a single laboratory across a 10-year period and to establish whether age, sex or breed associations ...
  • Potential impact of construction noise on selected zoo animals 

    Jakob-Hoff, Richard; Kingan, Michael; Fenemore, Chiaki; Schmid, Gian; Cockrem, John; Crackle, Amanda.; van Bemmel, Emily; Connor, Rebecca; Descovich, Kris (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2019-07-31)
    SIMPLE SUMMARY: Animals in zoos can adapt to many noises they hear on a regular basis. However, construction noise that is intense or occurs unpredictably may negatively impact the welfare state of some animals and induce ...
  • Threats to seabirds of northern Aotearoa New Zealand 

    Whitehead, E.A.; Adams, Nigel; Baird, K.A.; Bell, E.A.; Borelle, S.B.; Dunphy, B.J.; Gaskin, C.P.; Landers, T.J.; Rayner, M.J.; Russell, J.C. (Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust, 2019-05)
    This report aims to assess current and emerging threats to seabirds in Northern New Zealand, particularly the wider Hauraki Gulf region, and to identify knowledge gaps. In doing so, both research and conservation action ...
  • New combinations in Cranfillia (Blechnaceae: Polypodiopsida) for recent segregates of the Blechnum vulcanicum complex 

    de Lange, Peter; Parris, B. (New South Wales Department of Agriculture, National Herbarium of New South Wales [and] Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney, 2019-09)
    New combinations in Cranfillia (Blechnaceae: Polypodiopsida) are provided for: Blechnum aequabile T.C.Chambers, B. humile T.C.Chambers, B. megavulcanicum T.C.Chambers, Blechnum nukuhivense E.D.Br., B. phanerophlebium Baker ...
  • The endemic that never was — resolving the status of Coprosma solandri (Rubiaceae) 

    de Lange, Peter; Large, Mark; Shepherd, L.D.; Rolfe, J.R.; Gardner, R.O. (Singapore Botanic Gardens, 2019-09-27)
    Coprosma solandri, an enigmatic species known only from the type collection, was described in 1897 by New Zealand botanist Thomas Kirk, based on material included in a duplicate set of Banks & Solander specimens, sent at ...
  • Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) weigh up potential risk when faced with conflicting motivations 

    Kemp, Caralyn; Kaplan, G. (2019-07)
    Animals face a myriad of stimuli requiring responses; however, the appropriate behavioural response to one stimulus may be inappropriate to another, conflicting stimulus. In the case of predatory stimuli, the appropriate ...

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