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Current and Past Postgraduate Student's Projects

Last updated: March 14, 2011

Ecology and reproductive biology of the Bronze Beetle, Eucolaspis sp (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) (Prasad Doddala, PhD).

• Reproductive behavour and fitness trade-offs in aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) (Rashmi Kant, PhD).

• An environmentally-based systems approach to systainability analysis of organic fruit production systems in New Zealand (Girija Page, PhD).

• Response of soil invertebrates to pastoral management, and their links to soil services (Nicole Schon, PhD).

• The impacts of forest fragmentation on invertebrate community composition and ecological functioning (Jessica Costall, PhD).

• Catchment-scale sustainability: trends in carbon emissions during catchment-scale land use management (Daniel Smiley, MSc).

• Monitoring strategies for the giant land snail Powelliphanta traversi tararuaensis (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Rhytididae): an assessment and exploration of current and future techniques. (Rachel Turner, MSc).

• Optimising methods for collecting invertebrates for agricultural biodiversity assessment and monitoring (Ngaire Larsen, BSc Honours).

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