Study Areas

Intensive banding and monitoring of productivity happens at the breeding colonies on The Snares, Whenua Hou, Putauhinu Island and Taiaroa Head. Baseline plots for monitoring population trends are being set up at 20 manu (harvested areas) and at 5 additional unharvested sites spread throughout the 36 Titi Islands. Annual "benchmark" studies on Putauhinu, our intensive study site, will be used to factor out effects of inter-annual variation on spot samples we measured in just one year.

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Study areas
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