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dc.contributor.authorDixon, Katherineen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWhigham, Peter Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Katharineen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNorbury, Granten_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:03:06Z
dc.date.copyright2004-11en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationDixon, K., Whigham, P. A., Dickinson, K., & Norbury, G. (2004, November). Examining the relationship between biodiversity and land management in mid-altitude tall tussock grasslands. Presented at the 16th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre (SIRC 2004: A Spatio-temporal Workshop).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/793
dc.descriptionOnly the abstract was published in the proceedings. There is no full text.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractAgricultural expansion is a major threat to the indigenous biodiversity of New Zealand’s tussock grasslands. Options for integrating biodiversity conservation with agricultural management is a topic that requires further research. This talk presents a subset of the results from a doctoral study that investigated the relationship between land management and biodiversity within the tall tussock (Chionochloa rigida) grasslands of mid-altitude eastern Central Otago, New Zealand. It was hypothesised that, in mid altitude tall tussock grasslands, limited modification resulting from land management could result in increased levels of indigenous biodiversity. A second hypothesis proposed that there would be a threshold of modification beyond which levels of indigenous biodiversity would rapidly decline. Thirdly, it was predicted that the spatial scale at which these hypotheses were tested would influence the results attained. Surveys of soils, plants, invertebrates and common skinks (Oligosoma Leiolopisma sp.) within ten study sites of similar physiographic features but different land management histories were undertaken. Indices ranking the study sites according to modification were created. The relationship between the estimated intensity of modification and the abundance and diversity of the biotic groups at a range of spatial scales is presented.en_NZ
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dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/SIRC05/conferences/2004/12_Dixon.pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectbiodiversityen_NZ
dc.subjecttussock grasslandsen_NZ
dc.subjectprivate landen_NZ
dc.subjectspatial scaleen_NZ
dc.subjectagricultureen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQK Botanyen_NZ
dc.titleExamining the relationship between biodiversity and land management in mid-altitude tall tussock grasslandsen_NZ
dc.typeConference or Workshop Item (Oral presentation)en_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.date.accession2005-11-30en_NZ
otago.relation.pages53en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
dc.identifier.eprints97en_NZ
dc.description.refereedNon Peer Revieweden_NZ
otago.school.eprintsSpatial Information Research Centreen_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.school.eprintsBotanyen_NZ
otago.event.dates29-30 November 2004en_NZ
otago.event.placeDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
otago.event.typeconferenceen_NZ
otago.event.title16th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre (SIRC 2004: A Spatio-temporal Workshop)en_NZ
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