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Threatened Plants of New Zealand

Author : Catherine M. Wilson
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Statement for DSIR information series from cataloguing data on p. iv.

Threatened Plants of New Zealand

Author : Peter James De Lange
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Providing the first full, comprehensive list of officially classified threatened New Zealand plants—186 threatened and 6 extinct native vascular plants—this ready reference contains the distinguishing features of each plant, the specific threat it faces, and its current distribution, enabling the user to identify threatened vascular plants by providing clear, technical botanical descriptions, notes, and full-color visuals. This handy guide was designed not only as an essential tool in the fight against extinction but also as a stunning showcase of the spectacular flora of New Zealand.

Threatened plants of New Zealand

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New Lepidium Brassicaceae from New Zealand

Author : Peter James De Lange
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The vascular flora of New Zealand contains an estimated 2400 species of indigenous plant, of which a staggering 83% are endemic. Nevertheless, despite the 244 years of botanical exploration there are still many flowering plants left to formally describe from New Zealand. In this issue of PhytoKeys the diversity of the endemic Cook’s Scurvy grass (Lepidium oleraceum) is subjected to a modern taxonomic treatment, recognising in the process ten new endemic species, and accepting six others described by past workers. This issue includes detailed descriptions for all 16 Lepidium species and discusses their ecology, ethnobotany and conservation status. A dichotomous key to the naturalised and indigenous Lepidium of the New Zealand archipelago is also provided.

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants

Author : World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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This book represents the most comprehensive compilation of data on threatened vascular plants ever published. It includes the names of some 33,000 plant species determined to be rare or threatened on a global scale. Conservation assessments were provided by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, the National Botanical Institute (South Africa), Environment Australia, and CSIRO, The Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, together with hundreds of botanic gardens and botanists throughout the world. The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and the New York Botanical Garden have made major in-kind contributions.The result of 20 years work by botanists and conservationists around the world, it is intended as a conservation tool, a provider of baseline information to measure conservation progress and as a primary source of data on plant species. Most importantly, however, it provides the building blocks on which to base a worldwide effort to conserve plant species.

New Zealand Journal of Zoology

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Technologies to Maintain Biological Diversity

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Austral Ark

Author : Adam Stow
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A detailed, research-informed synthesis of the current issues facing the Australasian biota and the challenges involved in their conservation.

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand

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Insect Conservation Past Present and Prospects

Author : Tim R. New
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The history of interest and practice in insect conservation is summarised and traced through contributions from many of the leaders in the discipline, to provide the first broad global account of how insects have become incorporated into considerations of conservation. The essays collectively cover the genesis and development of insect conservation, emphasising its strong foundation within the northern temperate regions and the contrasts with much of the rest of the world. Major present-day scenarios are discussed, together with possible developments and priorities in insect conservation for the future.

Vegetation of New Zealand

Author : Peter Wardle
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A comprehensive account of the vegetation, its origin, ecology, biogeography and community structure.

The IUCN Plant Red Data Book

Author : International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
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Information on 250 selected plants on a world scale.

Biological Invasions in New Zealand

Author : Robert B. Allen
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Human colonization of New Zealand has dramatically altered the resident biota, introduced numerous alien organisms to these once remote islands, and exported local species to the world. This book reviews invasions, investigates what controls the success of invaders and studies the consequences for ecosystems both on land and offshore. The book tests current theories about the success of invaders and evaluates principles for effective management of biological invasions worldwide.

Conservation of Threatened Plants in New Zealand

Author : David R. Given
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The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals

Author : Carolyn King
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The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals is the only definitive reference on all the land-breeding mammals recorded in the New Zealand region (including the New Zealand sector of Antarctica). It lists 65 species, including native and exotic, wild and feral, living and extinct, residents, vagrants and failed introductions. It describes their history, biology and ecology, and brings together comprehensive and detailed information gathered from widely scattered or previously unpublished sources. The description of each species is arranged under standardised headings for easy reference. Because the only native land-breeding mammals in New Zealand are bats and seals, the great majority of the modern mammal fauna comprises introduced species, whose arrival has had profound effects both for themselves and for the native fauna and flora. The book details changes in numbers and distribution for the native species, and for the arrivals it summarises changes in habitat, diet, numbers and size in comparison with their ancestral stocks, and some of the problems they present to resource managers. For this third edition, the text and references have been completely updated and reorganised into Family chapters. The colour section includes 14 pages of artwork showing all the species described and their main variations, plus two pages of maps.

New Zealand s Economic Native Plants

Author : Robert Cecil Cooper
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In addition to its value as a national resource, the native flora of New Zealand is among the most ancient in the world. Here, two experts draw on their unique knowledge of traditional Maori usage, scientific research, and economic developments in an eye-opening account of past, present, and possible future uses of New Zealand plants. The authors review the materials and products which can be obtained from plants along with their use in landscaping and conservation. Many of the applications they examine are in chemistry (dyestuffs, tannins, resin acids, alkaloids) and horticulture (plants for gardens and conservatories); others concern the extraction or manufacture of medicinal products, food and beverages, fibers, essential oils, and perfumes. Plants may check erosion or slow run-off, grasses can be used for pasture or turf, and microalgae are important oxygenators of sewage ponds. Lichens fix atmospheric nitrogen, vital to the well-being of forests, themselves a source of timber. Informing their account throughout is the authors' belief that the genetic resource of New Zealand's native flora should be tended and maintained, in stark contrast to the traditional European approach of exploitation and replacement with introduced species. Plants are listed with common, scientific, and Maori names, and there is a comprehensive index of chemical terms. The book is illustrated with photographs both of paintings and actual specimens. Broad in its appeal, New Zealand's Economic Native Plants will interest teachers and students of botany, ecology, chemistry, biology, and Maori studies, as well as horticulturalists, historians, environmentalists and chemists.

New Zealand Lizards

Author : David G. Chapple
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This edited volume is a timely and comprehensive summary of the New Zealand lizard fauna. Nestled in the south-west Pacific, New Zealand is a large archipelago that displays the faunal signatures of both its Gondwanan origins, and more recent oceanic island influences. New Zealand was one of the last countries on Earth to be discovered, and likewise, the full extent of the faunal diversity present within the archipelago is only just starting to be appreciated. This is no better exemplified than in lizards, where just 30 species (20 skinks, 10 geckos) were recognized in the 1950s, but now 104 are formally or informally recognized (61 skinks, 43 geckos). Thus, New Zealand contains one of the most diverse lizard faunas of any cool, temperate region on Earth. This book brings together the world’s leading experts in the field to produce an authoritative overview of the history, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, life-history, physiology and conservation of New Zealand lizards.

New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science Experimental Agriculture

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New Zealand Journal of Botany

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Detecting and Responding to Alien Plant Incursions

Author : John R. Wilson
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Ecologists, land managers and policymakers continue to search for the most effective ways to manage biological invasions. An emerging lesson is that proactive management can limit negative impacts, reduce risks and save money. This book explores how to detect and respond to alien plant incursions, summarising the most current literature, providing practical recommendations and reviewing the conditions and processes necessary to achieve prevention, eradication and containment. Chapter topics include assessing invasiveness and the impact of alien plants, how to improve surveillance efforts, how to make timely management decisions, and how legislation and strategic planning can support management. Each chapter includes text boxes written by international experts that discuss topical issues such as spatial predictive modelling, costing invasions, biosecurity, biofuels, and dealing with conflict species.