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Aspects of the population dynamics of Chione stutchburyi in Ōhiwa Harbour, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Thesis

Blackwell, R.G.
Publisher / Organisation
University of Auckland
Unpublished thesisThe fine scale spatial and temporal variation of a Chione stutchburyi population within Ōhiwa Harbour is studied using descriptive and correlative techniques between May 1978 and December 1981 to identify factors influencing the demographic mechanisms of survival, recruitment and growth. Data show density appears to be maintained by intraspecific competition, overlaid by spatially and temporally variable recruitment.