Interspecific relationships among growth, mortality and xylem traits of woody species from New Zealand

Testing the hypotheses that there is a set of inter-related trade-offs linked to the different functions of wood, that these trade-offs have direct consequences for tree growth and survival and that these trade-offs underlie the observed correlations between wood density and demographic rates. Russo, S.E.; Jenkins, K.L.; Wiser, S.K.; Uriarte, M.; Duncan, R.P.; Coomes, D.A.Continue reading “Interspecific relationships among growth, mortality and xylem traits of woody species from New Zealand”

Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges Beyond 2010

An argument that effective conservation of biodiversity is essential for human survival and the maintenance of ecosystem processes. Despite some conservation successes (especially at local scales) and increasing public and government interest in living sustainably, biodiversity continues to decline. Rands, M.R.W et al 2010 PDF

Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests: A Synthesis

A paper exploring the origins of Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests, how at risk they are as genera within a family and the implications for their conservation. Cernusak, L.A. et al. 2010 PDF

Evolution of the climatic niche in scaly tree ferns (Cyatheaceae, Polypodiopsida)

A reconstruction a climatic niche of scaly tree ferns (Cyatheaceae) using a rigorous analytical procedure which combines climatic niche modelling with reconstruction of continuous characters given a phylogenetic hypothesis. To estimate the limits to climatic niches of species, we used climate envelope modelling and ordination. BYSTRIAKOVA, N.; SCHNEIDER, H.; COOMES, D. 2010 PDF

Spatio-temporal feeding selection of red deer in a mountainous landscape

Understanding the dietary consumption and selection of wild populations of generalist herbivores is hampered by the complex array of factors. Here, we determine the influence of habitat, season, and animal density, sex, and age on the diet consumption and selection of 426 red deer (Cervus elaphus scoticus) culled in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand. BEE,Continue reading “Spatio-temporal feeding selection of red deer in a mountainous landscape”