Diversity of New Zealand's Terrestrial and Freshwater Fauna

Parsons, Stuart & Galbraith, M (2006) Diversity of New Zealand's Terrestrial and Freshwater Fauna. In Parsons, Stuart (Ed.) Biology Aotearoa. Unique Flora, Fauna and Fungi. Pearson Education - Addison-Wesley, pp. 53-62.

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As a large, isolated and relatively ancient landmass, New Zealand occupies a unique place in the biological world, with distinctive terrestrial biota and a high proportion of primitive endemic forms. Biology Aotearoa covers the origins, evolution and conservation of the New Zealand flora, fauna and fungi. Each chapter is written by specialists in the field, often working from different perspectives to build up a comprehensive picture.

Topics include:

the geological history of our land
origins, and evolution of our plants, animals and fungi
current status of rare and threatened species
past, present and future management of native species
the effect of human immigration on the native biota.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Deposited On: 21 Jan 2015 22:39
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