The impacts of the two most widespread introduced herbivores in New Zealand (red deer and possums) were investigated to compare the relative importance of arboreal and terrestrial browsers, and to determine the likely relationships between pest density and their impacts. The study was conducted between 1990 and 1993 in podocarp-hardwood forest west of Lake Taupo, where the density, diet, and forage use of the two species was quantified and compared with quantitative estimates of forest composition, forage availability and production, and stem diameter and seedling height distributions.
|Author||Nugent, G., Fraser, K. W. and Sweetapple, P. J.|
|Secondary title||Science for Conservation|
|Publisher||Department of Conservation|
|ISBN/ISSN||1173-2946 / 0-478-01898-3|