Dacia Herbulock posted in biodiversity • decline • native birds • native plants • off-shore islands • pollination • Science (journal) on February 4th, 2011.
Knock-on effects from bird loss are relentlessly changing the make-up of New Zealand native forests, according to new research published online today in the journal Science. Researchers from Canterbury and Auckland Universities studied plant life on three pest-free island sanctuaries where pollinating birds — bellbirds, tui and hihi — are abundant. When compared with mainland […]
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