In this book, the natural history of New Zealand's North Island, from Lake Taupo up, is described, including geology, soils, climate, flora and fauna. Chapters on different habitats are included, including forests, shrublands, wetlands and the coast.
(eds) (2003), The Natural History of Southern New Zealand, Dunedin: Otago University Press NAtioNAl NAturAl History Guides Bishop, N (1992), Natural History of New Zealand, Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton Enting, B, and L Molloy (1982), ...
Author: Peter Hadden
Publisher: Wairau Press (an imprint of Random House)
This book brings together an overview of the recent geological history, active earth and biological processes and human settlement of New Zealand. Topics covered include the very active neotectonic and volcanic setting. Mountain geomorphic processes are examined and new ideas about landsliding are highlighted. The exceptional sedimentary archives of the Whanganui Basin are also presented. As one of two land masses that extend into the southern mid-latitudes, New Zealand is ideally located to investigate changes in Southern Ocean climate. Related to this, mountain glaciation in New Zealand is a focus in global climate change debates. New Zealand also has a unique biota due to its long isolation and is the last major land mass to be settled by people. Advances in DNA technologies have revolutionised our understanding of the histories and processes involved. The book provides a comprehensive review of existing work and highlights new ideas and major debates across all these fields.
In: John D, Fordyce RE, Mark A, Probert K, Townshend C (eds) The Natural History of Southern New Zealand. Otago University Press, Dunedin, pp 105-128 McGlone MS, Turney CSM, Wilmshurst JM (2004) Late-glacial and Holocene vegetation and ...
Author: James Shulmeister
In many ways, this book is the culmination of more than four decades of my exp- ration of the taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of New Zealand’s quite small freshwater fish fauna. I began this firstly as a fisheries ecologist with the New Zealand Marine Department (then responsible for the nation’s fisheries research and mana- ment), and then with my PhD at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA in the early–mid 1960s. Since then, employed by a series of agencies that have successively been assigned a role in fisheries research in New Zealand, I have been able to explore very widely the natural history of that fauna. Studies of the fishes of other warm to cold temperate southern lands have followed, particularly southern Australia, New Caledonia, Patagonian South America, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa and, in many ways, have provided the rather broader context within which the New Zealand fauna is embedded in terms of geography, phylogeny, and evolutionary history, and knowing this context makes the patterns within New Zealand all the clearer. An additional stream in these studies, in substantial measure driven by the beh- ioural ecology of these fishes round the Southern Hemisphere, has been exploration of the role of diadromy (regular migrations between marine and freshwater biomes) in fisheries ecology and biogeography, and eventually of diadromous fishes wor- wide.
The map of residual New Zealand at that time published by Cooper and Cooper (1995) seems to include this southern ... In: Darby J, Fordyce RE, Mark A, Probert K, Townsend CR (eds) The natural history of southern New Zealand.
Author: R.M. McDowall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Penguins, among the most delightful creatures in the world, are also among the most vulnerable. The fragile status of most penguin populations today mirrors the troubled condition of the southern oceans, as well as larger marine conservation problems: climate change, pollution, and fisheries mismanagement. This timely book presents the most current knowledge on each of the eighteen penguin species-from the majestic emperor penguins of the Antarctic to the tiny blue penguins of New Zealand and Australia, from the northern rockhopper penguins of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans to the Galapagos penguins of the equator-written by the leading experts in the field. Included for each species: o Life history o Distribution, population sizes and trends o International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status o Threats to survival o Legal protection The book also provides information on current conservation efforts, outlines the most important actions to be taken to increase each population's resilience, and recommends further research needed to protect penguins and the living creatures that share their environment. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs of each species in their natural habitat and detailed charts and graphs, Penguins will be an invaluable tool for researchers, conservation groups, and policy makers. It will also enchant anyone interested in the lives or the plight of these fascinating animals. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s0BbIU6cqE&feature=plcp
In The Natural History of Southern New Zealand, ed. J. T. Darby, R. E. Fordyce, A. Mark, K. Probert, and C. Townsend, 17–35. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press. Croxall, J. P., and L. S. Davis. 1999.
Author: Pablo Garcia Borboroglu
Publisher: University of Washington Press
This Research Topic commemorates the centenary of the first quantitative pollen diagram by Lennart von Post, the founder of paleoecological palynology. The main aim is to provide a thorough view of the use of palynology in aspects such as the reconstruction of Quaternary vegetation and environmental changes, the role of natural and anthropogenic drivers in the development of the Quaternary vegetation, the shaping of present-day ecological and biogeographical patterns, the potential application of this knowledge in biodiversity conservation and landscape restoration and the development of new methods of pollen analysis and data management. The Research Topic is subdivided into four main conceptual parts, namely (1) modern analog studies; (2) land cover estimates from pollen data; (3) vegetation dynamics reconstructions from Europe, North and South America, Africa and Oceania; and (4) large-scale reviews and meta-analyses. Hopefully, this Research Topic will serve to appraise the state of the art of modern palynology and highlight the usefulness of this discipline in long-term ecological research.
Vegetation and climate history of the Longwood Range, South Island, New Zealand, 12 000 B.P. to the present. ... “Environmental change since the Last Glaciation,” in The Natural History of Southern New Zealand, eds D. John, ...
Author: Valentí Rull
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand provides the first in-depth treatment of the biogeography of New Zealand, a region that has been a place of long-enduring interest to ecologists, evolutionary scientists, geographers, geologists, and scientists in related disciplines. It serves as a key addition to the contemporary discussion on regionalization—how is New Zealand different from the rest of the world? With what other areas does it share its geology, history, and biota? Do new molecular phylogenies show that New Zealand may be seen as a biological ‘parallel universe’ within global evolution?
Biological disjunction along the West Caledonian fault, New Caledonia: A synthesis of molecular phylogenetics and panbiogeography. Botanical Journal of the ... In The Natural History of Southern New Zealand, eds. J. Darby, R.E. Fordyce, ...
Author: Michael Heads
Publisher: CRC Press
Large game and natural history of nationalism on morals and religion . [ 1890. ] south and south - east Africa . 1875 . Natives ( of N.Z. ] . See Maories . Echoes from the counties . 1880 . Native schools . New Zealand : Education ...
Author: New Zealand. Parliament. Library
These are placed in the context of the total fauna, where ducks, gruids, and even bats all followed an evolutionary path to flightlessness. Wonderful as these species were, most were ill-prepared to face new, mammalian predators - first rats brought by human visitors, then permanent human settlers and widespread mammal introductions."--Jacket.
environmental and biotic changes in New Zealand . New Zealand Journal of Ecology 12 ( Suppl . ) : 115–129 . 1995. Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation history , Central Otago , South Island , New Zealand .
Author: T. H. Worthy
Publisher: Indiana University Press
A marvelously illustrated reference to the natural wonders of one of the most spectacular places on earth Separated from Africa’s mainland for tens of millions of years, Madagascar has evolved a breathtaking wealth of biodiversity, becoming home to thousands of species found nowhere else on the planet. The New Natural History of Madagascar provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date synthesis available of this island nation’s priceless biological treasures. Now fully revised and expanded, this beautifully illustrated compendium features contributions by more than 600 globally renowned experts who cover the history of scientific exploration in Madagascar, as well as the island’s geology and soils, climate, forest ecology, human ecology, marine and coastal ecosystems, plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. This invaluable two-volume reference also includes detailed discussions of conservation efforts in Madagascar that showcase several successful protected area programs that can serve as models for threatened ecosystems throughout the world. Provides the most comprehensive overview of Madagascar’s rich natural history Coedited by 18 different specialists Features hundreds of new contributions by world-class experts Includes hundreds of new illustrations Covers a broad array of topics, from geology and climate to animals, plants, and marine life Sheds light on newly discovered species and draws on the latest science An essential resource for anyone interested in Madagascar or tropical ecosystems in general, from biologists and conservationists to ecotourists and armchair naturalists
The family Parastacidae is further subdivided into 17 genera, 11 from Australia (the center of diversity for this family), three endemic to southern South America, one endemic to New Zealand, and Astacoides, which is endemic to ...
Author: Steven M. Goodman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
1958: A study of the Chironomidae (Diptera) of Africa south of the Sahara, Part IV. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 6: 261–363. 1959: A study of the New Zealand Chironomidae (Diptera, Nematocera).