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The Subantarctic Islands: Past, Present and Future

[Chairman's summary]
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Contributors to this symposium have outlined the present status of our scientific knowledge of what is one of the most fascinating regions on this globe, the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand. No completely satisfactory definition of this region exists. It may be defined as those islands which lie within the Subantarctic zone of surface waters, bounded to the north by the Subtropical Convergence zone and to the south by the Subantarctic Convergence (Knox 1960).

The ecology of the Subantarctic islands of New Zealand: Oceanography and marine zoology of the New Zealand Subantaractic

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The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand, comprising Bounty and Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell, Macquarie and the Snares, lie within the Subantarctic zone of surface waters, bounded on the north by the Subtropical Convergence Region and on the south by the Antarctic Convergence about the latitude of Macquarie I. (Fig. 1).

Mortality rates in two populations of California quail in Central Otago, New Zealand

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Two populations of California quail (Lophortyx calilomicus (Shaw) )-one subject to fairly heavy shooting pressure, the other protected-were studied over a number of years to determine the effect of hunting on mortality rates. Both populations were situated in similar habitats in Central Otago. The shot population was at Poison Creek near Queensberry, the protected population at Cairnmuir near Cromwell, about 20 miles away.

Notes on the 1964 eruption and the vegetation of Raoul Island

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The sudden eruption of the Raoul Island volcano on 21 November 1964 abruptly terminated the Ornithological Society of New Zealand's. Expedition to the Kermadecs which had arrived only two days previously. The following observations are mostly little more than general impressions gained by the writer who was the botanist to the Expedition. The parts of the island visited were the north and east sides and the central crater area.

The place of ecology in science and affairs

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Basically, ecology is concerned with the distributions and densities of plants and animals; hence with the external factors of the environment which limit these distributions and densities; and with the internal factors in the organisation of communities and populations which regulate these distributions and densities. To put it shortly, ecology asks "How many organisms live where and why?" Man is himself concerned in these questions, indeed vitally concerned at the present day, as will be discussed later.

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