2 results for Patrick, B. H.
Macfarlane, R. P.; Johns, P. M.; Patrick, B. H.; Vink Cor, J.
Travis Marsh (next to New Brighton) being large (about 130 ha) and urban has much potential for recreation, education and research compared to the only other similarly diverse and large sites (L. Wairarapa, Taupo Marsh, Sinclair wetlands) in eastern New Zealand (Meurk 1995, McMillan & Reynolds 1996). Travis Marsh has 62 indigenous (native to New Zealand) vascular plant species. This represents 79 % of the original wetland floral diversity of Christchurch and probably lowland Canterbury. The peaty northern half has a sequence of three main marsh vegetation types, which are mapped (Meurk 1988).View record details
Macfarlane, R. P.; Patrick, B. H.; Vink Cor, J.
Biodiversity of endemic invertebrate species from this short grassland interspersed with moss and a few trees was moderate at 5.1-5.9 endemic species per native vascular plant species. In all 229 terrestrial insect species (72-84 % endemic) recorded from McLeans Island with 169 species from the short grassland cushion plant areas with (71-80 %) endemic species. The adjacent pine windbelt was the main reserviour for 42 species an (there were at least 16 aquatic species. Gorse, broom and willow supported three more specialist introduced insect species. None of the species were definite vagrants. A further 26 species of the other larger invertebrates (spiders, harvestmen, millipedes, slaters) were found among the grassland.View record details