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New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Jan 15th, 2016 at 12:59pm
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Re: New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Reply #1 - Jan 15th, 2016 at 2:17pm
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Thane Riney, RIP. You may finally be vindicated after being virtually hounded out of New Zealand sixty or so years ago for coming up with the same findings.
   Leonard Cockayne was a F-wit.
  
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Re: New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Reply #2 - Jan 16th, 2016 at 8:34am
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M Smileyoa did not reshape the forest or exploited it ? the forest and the moa evolved together .. man then changed the balance by removing the moa .. to get a true nz forest we need a moa replacement.!   Deer ?
  
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Re: New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Reply #3 - Jan 17th, 2016 at 8:54am
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Unless there is a moa equivalent somewhere else in the world that MPI and DoC will introduce into the NZ bush, it would seem that deer may be the most convenient and justifiable replacement for the Moa. Good game management of deer and other ungulates as a recognized tool is an essential part of this.
  

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Re: New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Reply #4 - Feb 7th, 2016 at 9:38pm
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lol the last bit was interesting, referring to how the forests used to be more open due to the Moa's grazing - ("and that will have implications for conservation efforts going forward").

Does that mean DOC will have a WHOLE LOT of weedeating to do?!  Grin
  
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Re: New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Reply #5 - Feb 9th, 2016 at 8:31pm
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Bon wrote on Jan 15th, 2016 at 2:17pm:
Thane Riney, RIP. You may finally be vindicated after being virtually hounded out of New Zealand sixty or so years ago for coming up with the same findings.
   Leonard Cockayne was a F-wit.


+1 there!
What really irks me is the number of numbnuts who were and still are "produced" by our tertiary institutions that believe Cockayne was correct.  Its going to take another 50 years to rid ourselves of that flawed thinking and reach a more enlightened state......
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 9th, 2016 at 10:46pm
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Those Kuhnian revolutions certainly do take a while - all the old buggers have to retire or die off  Roll Eyes
  
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Re: New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Reply #7 - Feb 11th, 2016 at 12:53pm
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Yeah and some of them are bloody determined to hang around way past their use by date  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
  
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Re: New Research identifies the effects of Moa browse on NZ Forests
Reply #8 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 7:46pm
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So someone (I've forgotten who in the article) thinks that With Red and Fellow and the addition of roe deer the forest would be in a proper state of browse. I wonder why roe Deer?
the internet thinks that the smal Roe deer like very fresh grass, thus this would provide browse on new disturbance. I suppose that in high numbers fellow or Reds would provide this but Roe deer would be more gentle about it at more normal densities?
Maybe also possums graze fresh growth?
  
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