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It's black and white, they like pelite: a montane lizard's perspective on Textural Zone 4 schist

A seminar by geo-ecologist Dr Cathy Rufaut.

It is well known that rock refuges support lizard populations and provide benefits for survival and persistence in modified environments. Increasingly, the restoration and protection of New Zealand lizard populations involves building new rock shelters. The construction of rock habitat has been typically ad hoc and successes are variable. There is need to transfer geological knowledge into lizard restoration initiatives to create informed refuge designs suitable for local species.

This talk will tease apart geological settings and processes to highlight physical attributes of schist in textural zone 4 that are associated with spatial aggregations of lizards at the Macraes Gold Mine.

Date Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Lecture
Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentGeology
LocationBenson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, University of Otago, Dunedin.
CostFree
Contact NameGeology office
Contact Emailgeology@otago.ac.nz

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