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Endocrinology and the Conservation of New Zealand Birds

John F. Cockrem, Dominic C. Adams, Ellen J. Bennett, E. Jane Candy, Emma J. Hawke, Sharon J. Henare, and Murray A. Potter

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Endocrine studies can address questions in reproductive biology that are relevant to conservation. This chapter presents case studies on the endocrinology and conservation of two New Zealand birds: ... More


Touch, Taste, and Magnetoreception

Graham R. Martin

in The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Touch and taste provide information about objects in contact with, and inside, the body for use in detection and manipulation of food items. Four main types of touch receptors are found distributed ... More


Small mustelids in New Zealand: invasion ecology in a different world

Carolyn M. King, Grant Norbury, and Andrew J. Veale

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews the ecology of the three species of small mustelids introduced into New Zealand: the ferret (Mustela furo), the stoat (M. erminea) and the weasel (M. nivalis), for biological ... More


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