Seeds of the nationally endangered shrubby tororaro (Muehlenbeckia astonii) are surprisingly long-lived, research by Moa’s Ark Research ecologist Dr Debra Wotton shows.
Research on the critically endangered dry plains shrub daisy hit the headlines across New Zealand yesterday.
I recently attended a workshop in Hawaii to discuss frugivory and seed dispersal on islands and how human impacts may have changed this important plant-animal interaction. Don Drake (University of Hawaii, USA) and Kim McConkey (National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Seedlings of the nationally endangered shrub Hebe armstrongii were recently discovered for the first time at Enys Scientific Reserve in Canterbury by Moa’s Ark Research ecologist Dr Debra Wotton and Department of Conservation botanist Nick Head.
Seedlings of the critically endangered dry plains shrub daisy establish only when invasive grasses are sprayed with herbicide. We will investigate whether habitat restoration can be used as an alternative, less intensive, management option to suppress invasive grasses and enable dry plains shrub daisy to regenerate.