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Christchurch City Council. (n.d.) Christchurch City and Lowland Canterbury: Streamside Planting. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: plantings, plants, shrubs, stream, trees, waterways.
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Christchurch City Council, Christchurch Coastal Pathway, Rob Greenaway & Associates, Wraight Associates. (n.d.) Christchurch Coastal Pathway (CCP). (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, Christchurch Coastal Pathway, ecosystems, hydrological maps, hydrology, Mt Pleasant Redcliffs, recreation, Sumner, waterways history, wildlife.
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Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R, O'Brien, J M. (n.d.) Riparian Plantings Protect the Health of Urban Streams. (Freshwater Ecology Research Group, The University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: ecosystem health, invertebrate, invertebrate communities, riparian, riparian buffer, riparian planting, riparian restoration, stream health, urban stream, water quality, waterway health, waterway restoration.

Christchurch City Council. (n.d.) Wetland Birds: Attracting Native Wetland Birds back to Christchurch. (Waterways and Wetlands Team, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Australasian coot, birds, black-billed gull, grey duck, grey teal, habitat restoration, heron, Janet Stewart reserve, kingfisher, native birds, native vegetation, native wetland bird species, new Zealand shoveler, pied stilt, plants, plover, pukeko, reptile, stilt, swallow, vegetation, waterway restoration, Wetlands, wetlands.

Collins, Kathryn, Doscher, Crile, Rennie, Hamish, Ross, James, G. (2013) The Effectiveness of Riparian ‘Restoration’ on Water Quality—A Case Study of Lowland Streams in Canterbury, New Zealand. Restoration Ecology. Vol. 21. #1. Page(s) 40-48.
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Keywords: chemical analysis, Lake Ellesmere, lowland streams, macroinvertebrate, macroinvertebrate community, restoration, riparian, riparian planting, riparian vegetation, Te Waihora, water quality, waterway restoration.

Hearnshaw, E J, Hughey, Ken. (2012) A novel tolerance range approach for the quantitative assessment of ecosystems. Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 420. Page(s) 13-23.
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Keywords: ecosystems, lake Ellesmere, little information, minimumal data, novel tolerance range, Quantitative analysis, quantitative assessment, species vulnerability, Te Waihora.
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Golder Associates. (2012) A Review of Critical Lake Opening Periods, Habitats and Locations for fish in the Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere catchment. (Golder Associates, prepared for Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: brook trout, brown trout, catchment characteristics, common bullies, eels, fish, fish habitats, fish populations, fish spawning grounds, fish species, flatfish, freshwater eels, Inanga, koura, lake Ellesmere, lake openings, land use change, mudfish, patterns, smelt, spawning grounds, te Waihora.
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Kerr, G. N, Swaffield, Simon. (2012) Identifying Cultural Service Values of a Small River in the Agricultural Landscape of Canterbury, New Zealand, Using Combined Methods. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal. Vol. 25. #12. Page(s) 1330-1339.
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Keywords: Aesthetic, aesthetic values, Agricultural development, agriculture, choice experiment, cultural service, ecosystem service, habitat, intensive agriculture, irrigation, land use change, land use intensification, lower selwyn River, management, Q method, recreation, Selwyn River, spirit recreational values, spiritual values, value, values.
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Crow, Shannon, Jellyman, Don, Robinson, P. (2012) Impacts of longfin eels (Anguilla dieffenbachii) on the behaviour of common bullies (Gobiomorphus cotidianus) held in captivity. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. Vol. 21. Page(s) 57-63.
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Keywords: common bullies, ecology, longfin eels, Selwyn River, Styx River.
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Greenwood, Michellle, Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R, Niyogi, D K. (2012) Improving the effectiveness of riparian management for aquatic invertebrates in a degraded agricultural landscape: stream size and land-use legacies. Journal of Applied Ecology. Vol. 49. #1. Page(s) 213-222.
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Keywords: agricultural waterways, Aquatic ecosystems, Aquatic invertebrates, Canterbury Plains, instream habitat, riparian management, riparian zones, water quality.

Smith, F M. (2012) Investigating Cyanotoxin Production by Benthic Freshwater Cyanobacteria in New Zealand. Chemistry. Vol. Doctor of Philosophy. Page(s) 232. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: algal bloom, benthic algae, benthic cyanobacteria, benthic cyanobacteria, benthic taxa, cyanobacteria, health risk, Lake Ellesmere, Lake Forsyth, nodularia, phormidium autumnale, sampling, scytonema, Selwyn River, surface water quality, taxonomy, The Groynes, Waimakariri River, water quality.

James, Alex, McMurtie, Shelley. (2012) Post-Quake Ecology of the Lower Avon River: Current State of the Fish and Invertebrate Community. #978-1-927222-11-9. (EOS Ecology, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Aquatic habitat, aquatic species, Avon River, Earthquake, effect, fauna, fish, Invertebrate, macrophytes, raw sewerage, sediment mobilisation, sewerage, untreated sewerage.
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Henderson-Fitzgerald, Maree. (2012) Recommendations for Establishing a Community Volunteer Bird Monitoring Program at Styx Mill Conservation Reserve. (Styx Mill Conservation Reserve)
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Keywords: bird, bird habitat, monitoring, monitoring, styx Mill Basin, Styx river.
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(2012) Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere Catchment: Ecological Impacts of Increasing Flow Allocation. (Golder Associates, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: 7DMALF, allocation, dissolved Oxygen, ecological effects, ecological Impacts, flow, flow intermittency patterns, flow patterns, flushing flows, Invertebrate, minimum flow recommendations, modelling, River flows, seven-day Mean Annual Low Flow, taxa.

(2012) Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere Catchment: Functional Significance and Sensitivity of Groundwater Fauna. (Golder Associates, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: aquifer, Catchments, ecosystems, groundwater biodiversity, groundwater contamination, groundwater ecosystems, groundwater fauna, Selwyn/Te Waihora catchment.
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Suren, Alistair. (2012) The invertebrate communities of the Styx River: summary of monitoring programme 2006-2011, and recommendations for future work. (prepared for, The Styx Living Laboratory)
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Keywords: correct data, habitat, invertebrate, monitoring, Quality assurance, quality control, styx catchment, Styx River, volunteer monitoring.
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Ancion, P-Y, Harding, J S, Lear, G, Lewis, G. D. (2012) Use of bacterial communities to assess the ecological health of a recently restored stream. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol. 46. #3. Page(s) 291-301.
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Keywords: bacterial community, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, ecological health indicators, indicators, macroinvertebrate, macroinvertebrate community, modified waterawy, okeover Stream, stream health, stream restoration, university of Canterbury, water quality indicators.

Beville, Stephen. T, Hughey, K. F. D, Kerr, G. N. (2012) Valuing impacts of the invasive alga Didymosphenia geminata on recreational angling. Ecological Economics. Vol. 82. Page(s) 1-10.
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Keywords: algae, angling, choice experiment, didymo, didymosphenia germinate, dollar value, fish, fishing, freshwater algae, recreational angling, recreational fishing.
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(2012) Waterways, Wetlands and Drainage Guide: Stormwater Treatment Systems. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: ANZECC, ANZECC trigger levels, chemicals, Christchurch, Christchurch City Council, Constructed wetlands, Contaminant source, discharge concentrations, environmental values, Erosion, first flush interception, Macropollutant traps, particulate matter, Point-source, point-source contaminants, rainfall events, sediment retention, sediment retention ponds, soakage system models, stormwater, stormwater treatment, swales, urban contaminants, wet weather events.
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Goodwin, M. (2011) Canterbury Water: Regional Context - Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity. (Environment Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: Biodiversity, Biodiversity, canterbury water, canterbury waterways, ecosystem, ecosystem health, species, species distribution, water quality, waterway health, waterway restoration.
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Goodwin, M. (2011) Canterbury Water: Regional Context - Natural Character of Braided Rivers. (Environment Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: banded dotterel, birds, black stilt, black-billed gull, black-fronted terns, Braided River, braided river, canterbury water, canterbury Water Management Strategy, fish, habitat, Natural character, river ecosystems, river fish, species, threats, wrybill.
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Clough, T, Elberling, Bo, Gray, Duncan, Harding, J S, Horton, T, Winterbourn, M. (2011) Carbon Cycling in Floodplain Ecosystems: Out-Gassing and Photosynthesis Transmit Soil d13C Gradient Through Stream Food Webs. Ecosystems. Vol. 15. Page(s) 583-597.
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Keywords: benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic Invertebrates, Biodiversity, carbon, carbon, carbon cycling, dissolved inorganic carbon, inorganic carbon, invertebrate biodiversity, spring streams, spring-fed streams.
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James, Alex, McMurtie, Shelley. (2011) Christchurch February Earthquake: Effect on Freshwater Fish of the Upper Avon River. #ISBN: 978-1-927195-8. (EOS Ecology: Aquatic Research Consultants, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, Bank collapse, bank slumping, bluegill bully, brown trout, changes, Christchurch earthquakes, common bullies, common bully, Earthquake, fish, fish community, freshwater fish, giant bully, liquefaction, longfin eel, raw sewerage, sampling, sand/silt, shortfin eels, streambed uplift, suspended sediment, suspended silt, trends, Upland bullies, upland bully, upper avon river, wastewater, yellow eyed mullet.
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James, Alex, McMurtie, Shelley. (2011) Christchurch February Earthquake: Effect on Invertebrates of the Lower Rivers. #ISBN: 978-1-927195-8. (EOS Ecology: Aquatic Research Consultants, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Aquatic ecosystems, Aquatic invertebrates, Avon River, broken wastewater pipe, Christchurch, christchurch earthquakes, February earthquake, Heathcote River.
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Greenwood, Michellle, McIntosh, A R. (2011) Cross-ecosystem disturbance influences on the life history and population size structure of a riparian predator. Austral Ecology. Vol. 36. Page(s) 593-604.
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Keywords: cross-ecosystem subsidies, dolomedes aquaticus, ecosystem subsidies, riparian fishing spider, sampling, spiders, waimakariri catchment.

Blair, Winsome, Taylor, Mark. (2011) Effects of seismic activity on Inaka spawning grounds on City rivers. #ISBN 978-1-927195-89. (Aquatic Ecology Ltd, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon, Avon River, Christchurch earthquakes, earthquake, galaxias, Galaxias maculatus, Heathcote, heathcote river, inaka, inanga, liquefaction, september earthquake, spawning habitats, Styx River, suspended silt, whitebait.
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Schiel, Dave, Skilton, Jen, South, Paul, Zeldis, John. (2011) Effects of the Canterbury earthquakes on Avon- Heathcote Estuary / Ihutai ecology. #ISBN 978-1-927195-91. (NIWA, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: ammonia-N, ANZECC, arsenic, Avon - Heathcote Estuary, bed height, Biota, carbon, Earthquake, epifauna, eutrophication, fauna, grain size, heavy metals, infaunal species, isotope ratios, Liquefaction, mut flats, nitrate, nitrogen, nutrient concentration, organic content, phosphorus, sediment, sediment size.
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Collins, Kathryn. (2011) Evaluating the effectiveness of riparian plantings on water quality: A case study of lowland streams in the Lake Ellesmere catchment. Department of Environment, Society and Design. Vol. Master of Resource S. Page(s) 109. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: bacteria, instream health, Lake Ellesmere, macroinvertebrate, monitoring, riparian, Riparian areas, Riparian buffer, Riparian management, Riparian margins, Riparian planting, riparian restoration, Riparian vegetation, samples, te Waihora, Waihora Ellesmere Trust, water quality.
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Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2011) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: Water quality of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai: Summary report on data collected in 2010. #ISBN 978-1-927146-48. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: 2010, ammonia nitrogen, Avon - Heathcote Estuary, chlorophyll A concentration, Chromium, copper, Dissolved Oxygen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, lead, metals, monitoring, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, salinity, suspended solids, trigger value, water quality, water quality parameters, zinc.
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Stevenson, Michele. (2011) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: Water quality of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected in 2010. #ISBN 978-1-927146-46. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: ammonia, ammonia nitrogen, ANZECC, Avon River, biochemical oxygen demand, biota, Cadmium, concentrations, Copper, dissolved Oxygen, Dissolved reactive phosphorus, DRP, ecosystem health, Escherichia coli, groundwater fed, heathcote river, heavy metals, heavy metals, land use, lead, mercury, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, NNN, nutrients, oxygen, River habitiat, spring-fed, suspended sediment, suspended soils, trigger levels, turbidity, water quality, water quality parameters, zinc.
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Drake, D. C. (2011) Invasive legumes fix N2 at high rates in riparian areas of an N-saturated, agricultural catchment. Journal of Ecology. Vol. 99. Page(s) 515-523.
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Keywords: agriculture, broom, gorse, nitrate, nitrogen, nitrogen fixing, riparian zones, Selwyn River.

Corti, Roland, Datry, T, Drummond, Laura. Rose, Larned, S T. (2011) Natural variation in immersion and emersion affects breakdown and invertebrate colonization of leaf litter in a temporary river. Aquatic Sciences. Vol. 73. Page(s) 537-550.
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Keywords: air exposure, leaf litter, selwyn River, submerged, terrestrial leaf litter.
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(2011) Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere Catchment: Ecological Values and Flow Requirements. (Golder Associates, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: aquatic health, birdlife, Cumulative, dissolved Oxygen, ecosystems, eels, fish, flow regime requirements, flushing flows, instream Ecological Values, instream values, lake Ellesmere, local effects, long term patterns, long term trend, minimum flow, mudfish, nutrients, te Waihora, temperature, trends, trout, water quality.

Burrell. (2011) Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere Catchment: Ecological Values and Flow Requirements. (Golder Associates, prepared for ECAN)
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Keywords: aquatic habitat, consents, Cumulative effects, dissolved Oxygen, ecological values, ecology, eels, fish, fish and birds, flow effects, flushing flow requirements, instream values, invertebrates, invertebrates, Lake Ellesmere, local effects, macrophytes, Minimum flows, Nutients, periphyton, periphytons, Te Waihora, Temperature, trends, trout, water flow, water quality.
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Hearnshaw, Edward J. S., Hughey, Kenneth F. D.. (2010) A tolerance range approach for the investigation of values provided by Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. #ISBN: 978-0-86476-23. (Lincoln University. Faculty of Environment, Society and Design.)
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Keywords: environmental conditions, lake Ellesmere, lake values, sustainable lake conditions, Te Waihora, tolerance range approach.
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Arscott, D, Lambert, Paul, Larned, S T, Scarsbrook, Mike. (2010) Aquatic invertebrate community structure along an intermittence gradient: Selwyn River, New Zealand. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. Vol. 29. #2. Page(s) 530-545.
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Keywords: benthic, benthic Invertebrates, Ephemeral waterways, flow duration, flow duration, Intermittent flow, Invertebrate, location, perennial-losing, perrennial-gaining, River habitat, Selwyn River.

Jellyman, P G, McHugh, P A, McIntosh, A R. (2010) Dual influences of ecosystem size and disturbance on food chain length in streams. Ecology Letters. Vol. 13. Page(s) 881-890.
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Keywords: Broken River, Cass, Cass River, coach Stream, disturbance, dry stream, ecosystem size, food chain, food chain length, food webs, grasmere stream, patterns, porter river, stable isotope, stream ecosystems, streams.

Gray, D P. (2010) Ecological Connectivity in Braided Riverscapes. Biology. Vol. Doctor of Philosophy. Page(s) 288. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: biodiversity, biotic patterns, braided rivers, ecological connectivity, ecosystems, energy pathways, flow variability, food webs, habitat, invertebrate diversity, invertebrates, isotopes, physical patterns, Rakaia River, vertical connectivity, Waimakariri River.

Reck, R A, Thorpe, H R. (2010) Habitat Restoration: An Aspect of Sustainable Management. Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Page(s) 231-238. (Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd)
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Keywords: Avon River, birdlife, birds, ecosystem, fish, habitat, habitat restoration, Heathcote River, historical overview, history, invertebrate, jacksons Creek, nottingham Creek, papanui, riparian, riparian vegetation, smacks Creek, steamwharf, styx catchment, Styx River, sustainability, sustainable management, swamp, waterway, waterway restoration.

Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2010) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: The sediments and biota of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai and tidal reaches of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected in. #ISBN 978-1-927146-07. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: anemones, animals, biota, birds, cockles, contaminants, crabs, estuary, grain size, hoppers, mudflats, organic matter content, oxygenated, salinity, sediment, sediment quality, shellfish worms, snails, tidal reaches, water quality.
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Greenwood, Michellle, McIntosh, A R. (2010) Low river flow alters the biomass and population structure of a riparian predatory invertebrate. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 55. #10. Page(s) 2062-2076.
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Keywords: Dolomedes aquaticus, fishing spider, future, impacts, low flows, low river flow, predictions, riparian fishing spider, river drying, river flow, Selwyn River, spatial distribution.

Jellyman, P G, McIntosh, A R. (2010) Recruitment variation in a stream galaxiid fish: multiple influences on fry dynamics in a heterogeneous environment. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 55. Page(s) 1930-1944.
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Keywords: denisty, densities, fish, fish species, fry dynamics, Galaxias Vulgaris, larvae, population, species population, trout, Waimakariri, waimakariri catchment, WAimakariri River.

Gray, Duncan, Harding, J S. (2010) Spatial variation in invertebrate communities in New Zealand braided rivers. Science for Conservation. Vol. 302.
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Keywords: benthic Invertebrates, Biodiversity, Braided River, ecological systems, Invertebrate, Rakaia, waimakariri.
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McClure, Christine. (2010) Survey of the Lizard Fauna of Janet Stewart and Styx Mill Conservation Reserves, Christchurch. (Prepared for Styx Living Laboratory Trust 2010)
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Keywords: Janet Stewart reserve reptile, lizard, lizard habitat habitat, Styx Mill Conservation reserve, Styx River, vegetation.
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Pugh, Andrew. (2010) “SQMCI assessment of eight volunteer-monitored sites in the Styx River Catchment, Christchurch”. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: aquatic macroinvertebrates, biotic index, community gathered data Styx Mill conservation reserve restoration, kaputone, riparian restoration, SQMCI, Styx Mill Basin, Styx River.
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Braidwood, Jasmine. (2009/10) Assessment of algal diversity in the Styx River catchment. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: algae, algae distribution, Algal blooms, algal growth, distribution, diversity, kaputone stream, Smacks Creek, Styx catchment, Styx River.

Greig, H S, McIntosh, A R, Wissinger, S A. (2009) Absence of species replacements between permanent and temporary lentic communities in New Zealand. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. Vol. 28. #1. Page(s) 12-23.
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Keywords: benthic communities, cass, different habitats, habitats, Invertebrate, lakes, lentic, lentic communitieis, nestedness, permanence gradient, taxa, taxanomic, wetlands.
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Grove, Philip. (2009) Biodiversity values and management recommendations for the Styx River mouth reserve, Lower Waimakariri Regional Park. (Environment Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: habitat, Indigenous biodiversity, Instream values, invasive weeds control, native planting, predator control, protection, Public Access, saltmarsh, Styx River, Styx River mouth reserve, swamp birds, threats, weed control, weed growth, wetland habitats, wildlife.
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Gray, D, Harding, J S. (2009) Braided river benthic diversity at multiple spatial scales: a hierarchical analysis of beta diversity in complex floodplain systems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. Vol. 28. #3. Page(s) 537-551.
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Keywords: benthic, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, beta diversity, braided River, Invertebrate, invertebrate biodiversity, invertebrate density, invertebrate diversity, lateral patterns, longitudinal, Rakaia River, spatial distribution, spatial Patterns, taxa, Waimakariri River.
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Soper, Ellena. (2009) Charlesworth Wetlands.
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Keywords: benthic invertebrate biodiversity, birds, Charlesworth Wetlands, contaminants, historical overview, invertebrate communities, macroinvertebrate, recommendations, samples, sediment sampling, species distribution, Wetlands.
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Dibley, Douglas. (2009) Cockle resources in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary. (prepared for University of Canterbury and the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust)
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Keywords: Austrovenus stutchburyi, avon-Heathcote Estaury, biological habitat, cockle, cockles, ecological habitat, estuaries, estuary, geographical information systems, GIS, patterns, sampling, stutchburyi, trends.
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Pearson, Renee. (2009) Foraminifera of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary. (prepared for the University of Canterbury, Environment Canterbury Regional Council and the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust)
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Keywords: Avon-Heathcote Estaury, benthic foraminifera's, foraminifera, mapping, Protozoa, sampling, sediment sampling, species distribution.
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(2009) Mid-Heathcote River/Opawaho Linear Park Masterplan: 2009: Part Two - Background. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Consultation, cultural health assessment, dredging, ecology, fish, flood mitigation, flooding, flooding, heathcote river, Heathcote River Floodplain Management Strategy, Heathcote River Floodplain Management Strategy 1998, Heathcote River/Opawaho, Invertebrate, loess, macrophytes, Ngai Tahu, Opawaho, riparian, Runanga, runoff, sedimentation, silty, urban contaminants, water quality, weeping willows, Woolston cut.
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Worner, Graeme. (2009) The Salt Marsh Plants of Brooklands Lagoon: An Identification Guide. (The Styx-Purakaunui: Living Laboratory Trust)
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Keywords: brooklands estuary, Brooklands Lagoon, brooklands reserve, estuary plant index, salt marsh wetlands, vegetation survey.
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Collins, Katie, Robinson, Aimee. (2008/2009) Terrestrial Arthropod Abundance and Diversity at Four Reserves along the Styx River: Establishing baseline data and looking at the impact of substrate and vegetation on Arthropod communities. (Styx Living Laboratory Trust)
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Keywords: arthropod, Invertebrate, invertebrate animal, redwood springs, styx Mill Conservation reserve, vegetation.
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(2008) A Biodiversity Strategy for the Canterbury Region. #ISBN: 978-1-86937-77. (Biodiversity Strategy Advisory Group)
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Keywords: biodiversity, bird species, ecosystem health, ecosystems, fish, galaxias, indigenous biodiversity, indigenous fish, invertebrate, kokopu, mudfish, Ngai Tahu, riparian areas, streams, water, waterway modification, wetlands.
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Van den Ende, W Partridge, T. (2008) Aquatic Plants in Christchurch River Systems. (The Styx - Living Laboratory Trust)
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Keywords: aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant species, Avon River, biodiversity, Heathcote river, management trends, plant communities, plant survey, sampling, styx River.
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(2008) Canterbury Regional Environment Report 2008: Chapter 2 Surface water quantity, quality and ecosystems. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: allocation, biotic, chlorophyll A concentration, climate, ecosystem health, evapotranspiration, faecal indicator, flows, groundwater Levels, lakes, land use intensification, Nutrient inputs, precipitation, rainfall, rivers, sedimentation, storage, surface water use, values, water availability, water levels.
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(2008) Canterbury Regional Environment Report: Chapter 4 Indigenous habitats and biodiversity. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Biodiversity, biodiversity loss, Indigenous biodiversity, land use intensification, regional pest management strategy, statutory role.
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Greig, H S, McIntosh, A R. (2008) Density reductions by predatory trout increase adult size and fecundity of surviving caddisfly larvae in a detritus-based stream food web. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 23. Page(s) 1579-1591.
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Keywords: caddisflies, cass, densities, indirect effects, investigation, life cycles, streams, trout.
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Sorrell, Brian. (2008) Effects of land uses and discharges on wetland water quality. #ISBN: 978-1-86937-82. (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA), prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: biodiversity, bogs, consequences, discharge, ecology, fens, history, impact, land use, marshes, monitoring, nutrient, parameter, Soil characteristics, surface water quality, swamps, thresholds, water characteristics, wetland modification, wetlands.

Greenwood, Michellle, McIntosh, A R. (2008) Flooding Impacts on Responses of a Riparian Consumer to Cross-Ecosystem Subsidies. Ecology. Vol. 89. #6. Page(s) 1489-1496.
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Keywords: dolomedes aquaticus, fishing spider, flood disturbance gradient, flood gradient, habitat, habitat availability, population, riparian fishing spider, spiders, subsidy level, Waimakariri catchment.
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Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2008) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: The sediments and biota of the Avon- Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai and tidal reaches of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected i. #ISBN: 978-1-86937-84.
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Keywords: anemones, animals, biota, birds, cockles, contaminants, crabs, estuary, grain size, hoppers, mudflats, organic matter content, oxygenated, salinity, sediment, sediment quality, shellfish worms, snails, tidal reaches, water quality.
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Golder Kingett Mitchell Ltd. (2008) Integrated Catchment Management Plan for South-West Christchurch. (Golder Associates (NZ) Ltd, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: catchment characteristics, catchment plan, drainage system, ecology, erosion control, Flood management, Flood mitigation, freshwater quality, geology, groundwater characteristics, groundwater use, integrated management, land use change, management, monitoring, Plan, sediment quality, South-West Area Plan, South-West Christchurch, springs, stormwater control, stormwater quality, surface water, SWAT, water quality, waterway enhancement.

De Vries, Wybren, Hart, Deirdre E, Marsden, Islay D, Todd, Derek J. (2008) Mapping of the Bathymetry, Soft Sediments, and Biota of the Seabed of Upper Lyttelton Harbour. #978-1-86937-823-3. (Department of Geography, School of Biological Sciences, DTec Consulting Ltd, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: bathymetry, biological communities, Cockle shells, intertidal biota, lyttelton, marine ecosystems, mud snail, seabed, sediment textures, sedimentation, shellfish beds, soft-sediment.
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Arscott, D, Larned, S T, Rupp, David E, Schmidt, J. (2008) Reconstruction of a daily flow record along a hydrologically complex alluvial river. Journal of Hydrology. Vol. 359. #1-2. Page(s) 88-104.
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Keywords: ecological, hydrologically complex, modelling, relationship, river characteristics, river flow, river recharge, runoff, Selwyn River, water resource consent.
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Datry, T, Larned, S T. (2008) River flow controls ecological processes and invertebrate assemblages in subsurface flowpaths of an ephemeral river reach. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol. 65. #8. Page(s) 1532.
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Keywords: ephemeral river, ephemeral river reach, flow levels, invertebrates, microbes, river flows, Selwyn River, solutes, subsurface flowpaths.
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Jellyman, P G, McIntosh, A R. (2008) The influence of habitat availability and adult density on non-diadromous galaxiid fry settlement in New Zealand. Journal of Fish Biology. Vol. 72. Page(s) 143-156.
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Keywords: Bruce Stream, Cave Stream, Coach Stream, fish species, freshwater fish, fry settlement, galaxiid, larvae, Thomas River, trout, waimakariri, Waimakariri catchment.
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Bind, Jochen, Duncan, Maurice. (2008) Waimakariri River bed sediment movement for ecological resetting. (NIWA, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: abstraction, abstraction allocation, allocation, bed material, benthic, benthic ecology, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, channel morphology, ecological resetting, ecology, erosion, flood flows, flow modelling, flushing flow, flushing flow requirements, hydrograph, invertebrates, minimum flow, Waimakariri River.
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Collins, Katie. (2007/2008) Spatial Distribution of Aquatic Invertebrates in the Styx River and Smacks Creek in and upstream of Styx Mill Conservation Reserve. (The Styx - Purakaunui: Waterways, Wetlands and Surface Water)
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Keywords: Aquatic invertebrates, ecology, Invertebrate, smacks creek, snails, styx Mill Conservation reserve, styx river.
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Kerr, Geoff, Swaffield, Simon. (2007) Amenity values of spring fed streams and rivers in Canterbury: a methodological exploration. #ISBN: 978-0-909042-. (Lincoln University, Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit)
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Keywords: amenity values, groundwater, groundwater abstraction, groundwater management, instream values, irrigation, land use, water allocation regimes, water demand.
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Harding, J S. (2007) Annual Survey of Stream Invertebrate Communities within Selwyn Plantation Board Estate (2007). (Freshwater Ecology Research Group, University of Canterbury prepared for the Selwyn Plantation Board)
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Keywords: benthic community, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic invertebrate communities, benthic invertebrate taxa, benthic invertebrates, conductivity, degradation, dissolved Oxygen, indicators, Invertebrate, mayflies, sampling, Selwyn Plantation Board, Selwyn Plantation Board Estate, stream health, streams, surface water, surface water quality, surveying, taxonomic analysis, turbidity, water chemistry, water quality, water quality indicators.

Christchurch City Council. (2007) Avon River/Otakaro (Central City) Masterplan. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: avon River, Avon River/Otakaro, birds, cultural heritage, ecology, ecosystem health, exotic vegetation, garden city image, indigenous vegetation, mahinga kai, management, natural heritage, Ngai Tahu, Otakaro, protection, river, river bed habitat, river health, stormwater management, urban legibility, use, water flow, water quality.
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Gray, D, Harding, J S. (2007) Braided river ecology: a literature review of physical habitats and aquatic invertebrate communities. Science for Conservation. Vol. 279. Page(s) 19-50.
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Keywords: Braided River, ecology, floodplain habitat, future management, habitat, invertebrate, landscape valuee, management, Rakaia River, recreation, waimakariri River.
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Harding, J S, Kirk, L, Norton, D. A, Sinton, A, Wood, H. (2007) Canterbury Mudfish (Neochanna burrowsius) populations in the upper Waianiwaniwa Valley. (Freshwater Ecology Research Group, University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Bush Gully stream, Canterbury mudfish, catchment characteristics, Endangered, endemic, fish species, habitat, mudfish, Neochanna burrowsius, physical characteristics, recommendations, sampling, Selwyn Plantation Board Estate, species population, threatened species, Tributaries, Waianiwaniwa catchment, Waianiwaniwa River, Waianiwaniwa valley.

Kilroy, Cathy. (2007) Diatom Communities in New Zealand subalpine mire pools: distribution, ecology and taxonomy of endemic and cosmopolitan taxa. School of Biological Sciences. Vol. Doctor of Philosophy. Page(s) 227. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Arthurs Pass, Bealey Spur, Bealey Spur Wetland, benthic diatoms, biodiversity, cosmopolitan taxa, diatom, diatom communities, diatom flora, ecology, environmental changes, freshwater diatom, macro-organisms, mire pools, peat-forming wetlands, sampling, species distribution, taxa, taxanomy, wetlands.
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Hart, Deirdre E, Jupp, K. L, Marsden, Islay, Partridge, Trevor. (2007) Ecology of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary: Comparative Salt Marsh Survey 2006-2007. (University of Canterbury prepared for the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust)
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Keywords: Avon-Heathcote Estaury, changes, estuarine ecosystem, GPS, mapping, patterns, salt marsh, salt marsh vegetation, sampling, surveys, trends, vegetation.

Beech, Mary, Meredith, Adrian, Vesey, Susannah. (2007) Ecosystem health monitoring programme November-December 2006 and site specific habitat trend analysis 2000 – 2006. Study of Selwyn River at Coes Ford. #ISBN: 978-1-86937-66. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: annual, Banks Peninsula, biotic health, Coes Ford, foothill river, habitat health, habitat trend analysis, health, inter-montane Basin, lowland river, macroinvertebrate, mountain fed rivers, River classification, trends, wadeable streams.
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(2007) Erosion and Sediment Control Guideline 2007: A better way of managing earthworks and the environment. #1-86937-607-2. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: buffer zones, dust control, earthworks, erosion, erosion process, grassing, guidelines, hydroseeding, land use, Resource consent, sediment, sediment control practices, sediment discharge, sediment retention ponds, sedimentation, turf filter strigps, vegetation buffers, water management.
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Davey, Andrew, Kelly, David. (2007) Fish community responses to drying disturbances in an intermittent stream: a landscape perspective. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 52. #9. Page(s) 1719-1733.
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Keywords: brown trout, Canterbury galaxias, fish, persistence, refugia, Selwyn River, spatial distribution, spatial Patterns, surveys, upland bullies, Upland bully.

Hack, Lisa. (2007) Impacts of Drain Discharges on Sediment and Biota in a Defined Area of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai. (EOS Ecology, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon - Heathcote Estuary, biota, Cockle shells, Concentration, discharges, heavy metals, ISQG, macroalgae, mahinga Kai, metals, mudflat snail, nutients, point-source, sediment, stalk eyed mud crab, Trigger levels, trigger value, zinc.
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Datry, T, Larned, S T, Robinson, C T. (2007) Invertebrate and microbial responses to inundation in an ephemeral river reach in New Zealand: effects of preceding dry periods. Aquatic Sciences. Vol. 69. #4. Page(s) 554-567.
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Keywords: Ephemeral river, ephemeral waterways, Inundation, Invertebrate, microbes, responses, Selwyn River.
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Barquin, Jose, Gray, Duncan, Scarsbrook, Mike. (2007) New Zealand coldwater springs and their biodiversity. Science for Conservation. Vol. 278.
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Keywords: biodiversity, biota, coldwater springs, Conservation measures, ecological systems, ecology, Invertebrate, management.
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Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R, Norton, D. A. (2007) Persistence of a significant population of rare Canterbury mudfish (Neochanna burrowsius) in a hydrologically isolated catchment. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol. 41. Page(s) 309-316.
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Keywords: canterbury mudfish, conservation, conservation status, endangered, endangered species, fish, mudfish, species distribution, species population, Waianiwaniwa catchment Waianiwaniwa valley, Waianiwaniwa River.

Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R, Winterbourn, M. (2007) Response of the benthic fauna of an urban stream during six years of restoration. New Zealand Natural Sciences. Vol. 32. Page(s) 1-12.
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Keywords: benthic, benthic fauna, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic invertebrate fauna, benthic invertebrates, invertebrate, okeover Stream, patterns, restoration, species distribution, stream restoration, trends, waterway restoration.

Burrell, Greg. (2007) Response to Request for Further Information Regarding Ecological Effects - Central Plains. (Golder Associates, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: Central Plains, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, construction, construction effects, diffuse pollution, drawing water, flood frequency, groundwater levels, lake Ellesmere, lake openings, land use intensification, mitigation, nitrate concentrations, point-source discharges, Rakaia River, reduced flood frequency, river flows, stream flows, waimakariri River, water quality, water use, wetland habitats.
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Datry, T, Larned, S T, Scarsbrook, Mike. (2007) Responses of hyporheic invertebrate assemblages to large-scale variation in flow permanence and surface–subsurface exchange. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 52. #8. Page(s) 1452-1462.
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Keywords: benthic Invertebrates, flowing permanence, flowing water, river characteristics, Selwyn River, suface-subsurface exchange, water present.

Burge, P. I. (2007) Sedimentation in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai - an analysis of past and present studies. (prepared for Environment Canterbury Regional Council and the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust)
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Keywords: annual sediment load, Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estaury, christchurch outfall, christchurch wastewater, Christchurch wastewater treatment plant, Contaminant concentrations, estuary, future research, Heathcote River, literature review, nutrient levels, organic composition, organic contaminants, outfall drains, recommendations, review, sediment, sediment inputs, sediment load, sediment size, sedimentation.
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Zollhoefer, J. M. (2007) Spring Habitats in the Styx River Catchment: Community Monitoring of Priority Conservation Spring Sites. (Eliot Sinclair & Partners Ltd, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: aquatic ecosystems, Aquatic invertebrates, biodiversity, catchment management management, community monitoring, habitat, hydrobiology, kaputone, kaputone creek, monitoring, priorities environmental outcomes springs, styx catchment, styx River, Styx River catchment, styx river headwater.
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Coleman, Guinevere. (2007) The effectiveness of restoring the Radcliffe Drain: A Comparison with the Styx River. (Styx Living Laboratory Trust)
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Keywords: aethteti, invertebrates, restoration, waterways restoration Avon River Styx Riefer.
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Macfarlane, R. P. (2007) The Styx: Purakaunui: Styx Mill Conservation Reserve Invertebrate Assessment - Implications for Management. (prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: entomology, flies, habitat, Invertebrate, invertebrate assessment, native vegetation, styx Mill Conservation reserve, styx River, weed control, wetland, wetland characteristics.
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(2007) Waimakariri River Flow, Habitat Availability and Angling Suitability: Two-Dimensional Modelling Results. (Golder Kingett Mitchell, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: 2D modelling, algae, Bird habitat, birds, Central Plains Irrigation, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, habitat, habitat availability, Instream habitat, Invertebrate, modelling, native fish, river flow and habitat relationship, river flows, salmon, salmonids, Waimakariri, waimakariri River.

Davey, Andrew, James, Gavin, Kelly, David. (2006) 'Like a fish out of water': life in a disappearing river. Water & Atmosphere. Vol. 14. #1. Page(s) 18-19.
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Keywords: ecosystems, Fish, fish species, freshwater, habitat, intermittent flow, Selwyn River, wetted area.
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Blakely, T, Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R, Winterbourn, M. (2006) Barriers to the recovery of aquatic insect communities in urban streams. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 51. #9. Page(s) 1634-1645.
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Keywords: Avon River, benthic, benthic community, caddisflies, christchurch urban waterways, culvert, Heathcote River, okeover Stream, restoration, road culverts, species, taxa, waterway restoration.

Biggs, Barry J, Broady, Paul, Kilroy, Cathy, Vyverman, Wim. (2006) Benthic diatom communities in subalpine pools in New Zealand: relationships to environmental variables. Hydrobiologia. Vol. 561. #1. Page(s) 95-110.
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Keywords: algae, Arthur's Pass, diatom, environmental conditions, Environmental indicators, pH gradient, subalpine pools, water quality, water quality indicators.

Good, Marlynne, Taylor, Mark. (2006) Brown trout spawning in the Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) tributaries, and some surrounding catchments. (Aquatic Ecology Limited, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: bank erosion, fish passage, flushing flow requirements, flushing flows, Lake Ellesmere, minimum flows, riparian, riparian management, siltation, spawning gravels, stock access, surveys, Te Waihora, trout, trout spawning, trout spawning habitat.
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Claassen, K, Evers, N, Harding, J S. (2006) Can forest fragments reset physical and water quality conditions in agricultural catchments and act as refugia for forest stream invertebrates?. Hydrobiologia.
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Keywords: agricultural effects, agricultural impacts, agriculture, Banks Peninsula, conservation reserves, forest fragments, kaituna river, Narbey Stream, Negative externalities, okuti river, pigeon bay stream, refugia, riparian, Taxonomic analysis, water quality.
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(2006) Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme: Effects of Construction, Damming, Diversion and Water Use on Benthic Ecology. (Kingett Mitchell Limited, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: aquatic invertebrates, Benthic, Benthic ecology, biota, Bywash, bywash discharges, Central Plains, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, Construction effects, ecological values, groundwater levels, Invertebrate, lake Ellesmere, lowland streams, macrophyte, Periphyton, Rakaia River, stream flows, Te Waihora, waianiwaniwa River Valley, waimakariri River, water diversion, wetlands.
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(2006) Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme: Effects of Construction, Damming, Diversion and Water Use on Fish and Recreation. (Kingett Mitchell Limited, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: Canterbury galaxias, Canterbury mudfish, Central Plains, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, construction, galaxias, Halswell River, Lake Ellesmere, longfin eel, mudfish, Rakaia River, recreation, recreational use, recreational values, reservoir, selwyn River, shortfin eels, upland bully, waianiwaniwa River, waimakariri River.
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(2006) Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme: Effects of Construction, Damming, Diversion and Water Use on Instream Habitat. (Kingett Mitchell Limited, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: AEE, Aquatic habitat, Assessment of Environmental Effects, Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Brooklands Lagoon, bywash, Central Plains, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, Construction effects, habitat values, instream habitat, Lake ellesmere, Rakaia River, seeps, side braids, springs, waianiwaniwa River Valley, waimakariri River, water races, wetlands.
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(2006) Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme: Effects of Construction, Damming, Diversion and Water Use on Terrestrial Ecology. (Kingett Mitchell Limited, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: AEE, animal communities, Assessment of Environmental Effects, biology, Bywash, bywash discharges, Central Plains, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, construction, ecology, Fauna, flora, invertebrate communities, Invertebrates, Irrigation, Lake Ellesmere, plant communities, plants, te Waihora, terrrestrial plant, vegetation, waianiwaniwa River Valley.
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(2006) Central Plains Water Scheme Effects of Water Abstraction on the Waimakariri River. (Kingett Mitchell Limited, prepared for URS New Zealand Limited)
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Keywords: Abstraction, aquatic ecosystems, Biological communities, Central Plains, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, channels, flood duration, flood freqency, floods, Instream habitat, low flows, Rakaia, Rakaia River, Waimakariri, Waimakariri River, water abstraction, water quality.
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Greig, H S, McIntosh, A R, Wissinger, S A. (2006) Impacts of introduced brown and rainbow trout on benthic invertebrate communities in shallow New Zealand lakes. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 51. #11. Page(s) 2009-2028.
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Keywords: benthic communities, benthic invertebrate communities, benthos, Brown trout, caddisflies, dragonflies, Introduced animals, introduced species, Invertebrate, invertebrate communities, lake, predation, predators, rainbow trout, Rakaia Catchment, shallow lakes, trout, waimakariri catchment.

Greig, H S, McIntosh, A R. (2006) Indirect effects of predatory trout on organic matter processing in detritus-based stream food webs. Oikos. Vol. 112. Page(s) 31-40.
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Keywords: cass, detritus-based stream food webs, food webs, investigation, predators, stream food webs, streams, trout.
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Biggs, Barry J, Davey, Andrew, Kelly, Dave. (2006) Refuge-use strategies of stream fishes in response to extreme low flows. Journal of Fish Biology. Vol. 69. #4. Page(s) 1047-1059.
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Keywords: bullies, burrowing, Canterbury galaxias, dewatered, fish, flow characteristics, flow recession, galaxias, low flows, refuge ability, riffles, runs, simulation, species behaviour, Upland bullies.

Gray, D, Harding, J S, Scarsbrook, Mike. (2006) Spatial biodiversity patterns in a large New Zealand braided river. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol. 40. Page(s) 631-642.
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Keywords: benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic invertebrate communities, benthic Invertebrates, Braided River, braided river catchments, distribution patterns, Invertebrate taxa, sampling, spatial distribution, species distribution, taxa, Waimakariri River.
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Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R. (2006) The occurrence of Canterbury Mudfish in Selwyn Plantation Board Ltd estate in the Waianiwaniwa Valley. (Freshwater Ecology Research Group, University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Bush Gully stream, canterbury galaxias, Canterbury mudfish, Central Canterbury Plains, Central Plains Irrigation, distribution, fish, fish populations, fish species, flooding, irrigation, irrigation scheme, mudfish, population, species distribution, species size, threatened species, Upland bullies, waianiwaniwa catchment, waianiwaniwa River Valley, waianiwaniwa Valley.

Zollhoefer, J. M. (2006) The Styx, Purakaunui: Redwood Spring - Ecological Values, Safety Analysis, Community Flow Monitoring and Long-Term Protection. (Eliot Sinclair & Partners Ltd, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: community monitoring, community water quantity monitoring, fauna, fish, flora, flora and fauna, Instream values, public access, Redwood Spring, riparian vegetation, spring flow, spring flows, styx catchment, Styx Esplanade reserve, water quantity.
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Aquatic Ecology Ltd, EOS Ecology Ltd, Kingett Mitchell Ltd. (2005) Aquatic Values & Management: South-West Christchurch Integrated Catchment Management Plan Technical Series. (EOS Ecology Ltd, Aquatic Ecology Ltd & Kingett Mitchell Ltd, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: aquatic ecology, aquatic ecosystems, biota, development, ecological values, ecosystems, fauna, Fish, fish sampling, freshwater resources, Golf course drain, Halswell Catchment, Heathcote Catchment, instream values, integrated catchment management plan, invertebrate, land use change, mitigation, monitoring, riparian buffer zones, rural land use, sampling, sediment control, South-West, South-West Christchurch, South-West Christchurch integrated catchment management plan, summer sampling, taxa, urban land use.

Harding, J S. (2005) Baseline Survey of Stream Invertebrate Communities, and a culvert assessment within Selwyn Plantation Board Estate. (prepared for Selwyn Plantation Board)
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Keywords: benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic invertebrate communities, culvert, invertebrate, invertebrate communities, invertebrate taxa, Selwyn Plantation Board, stream characteristics, stream invertebrate, surveying, waterway sites.

Eikaas, H S, Kliskey, A D, McIntosh, A R. (2005) Environmental Assessment: Spatial Modeling and Habitat Quantification for Two Diadromous Fish in New Zealand Streams: A GIS-Based Approach with Application for Conservation Management. Environmental Management. Vol. 36. #5. Page(s) 726-740.
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Keywords: banks Peninsula, distribution, fish, g. brevipinnis, galaxias fasciatus, koaro, kokopu, logistic regression model, modelling, occurence probability, regression model, species distribution.

Hayward, Peter Barker, Rachel, von Tippelskirch, Manfred. (2005) Styx River/Purakaunui: Natural Asset Condition Report.
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Keywords: ecological data, Environmental Assessment System, GIS, GIS-based tool, habitat type, physical conditions, Styx catchment, Styx River, waterways.
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Taylor, Mark. (2005) The Styx, Purakaunui - Inanga Spawning on the lower Styx River. (Aquatic Ecology Ltd, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: inaka, Inanga, inanga spawning, spawning, Styx River.
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Greig, H S, McIntosh, A R, McMurtie, Shelley, Nystrom, Per, Winterbourn, M. (2005) Top-down and bottom-up influences on populations of a stream detritivore. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 50. Page(s) 1206-1218.
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Keywords: caddisflies, Cass, detritus, detritus-based stream food webs, leaf packs, native caddisfly, Population, predators, predatory trout, salmo trutta, species population, stream food web, trout, Zelandopsyche ingens.
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Fenwick, Graham, Kilroy, Cathy, Scarsbrook, Mike. (2004) Freshwater Biodiversity: Dimensions in biodiversity of a braided river. Water & Atmosphere. Vol. 12. #3.
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Keywords: Algae, algal taxa, aquatic habitat, Biodiversity, Braided River, Invertebrate, taxa, waimakariri River.
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Grove, Philip. (2004) Management Plan for Wetlands On Council Endowment Land at Kaitorete Spit and Ahuriri Reserves. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Ahuriri Reserves, Indigenous biodiversity, indigenous vegetation, Kaitorete Spit, Lake Ellesmere, management, management plan, Motukarara, Riparian, riparian areas, wetland, wildlife.
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Fenwick, Graham D. (2004) Marine ecology of Akaroa Harbour: rocky shores and subtidal soft bottoms. (NIWA, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Akaroa Harbout, benthos, biotic, biotic patterns, Intertidal biota, marine ecology, sedimetns.
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Jellyman, Don, Lambert, Paul. (2004) Shortfin eels in Te Waihora. Water & Atmosphere. Vol. 12. #1.
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Keywords: ecology, fisheries, food webs, isotopes, Lake ellesmere, shortfin eels, te Waihora.
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McMurtie, Shelley, Taylor, Mark. (2004) The Styx, Purakaunui - The Aquatic Ecology of the Upper Kaputone Stream and the Effects of Reduced Flows. (Aquatic Ecology Ltd & EOS Ecology, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: characteristics, fauna, Kaputone, Kaputone Stream, low flow, patterns, permanent flow, trends, water flow, water quantity.
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McIntosh, A R, Nystrom, Per. (2003) Are impacts of an exotic predator on a stream food web influenced by disturbance history?. Oecologia. Vol. 136. Page(s) 279-288.
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Keywords: algae, caddisflies, Cass, disturbance, fish, fish, galaxiids, grasmere stream, interactions, invertebrate communities, invertebrate grazer, predators, predatory fish, relationship, stream food web.
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Duncan, Maurice, Kelly, Greg, Sagar, Paul, Wild, Michelle. (2003) Habitat use of Waimakariri River by Black-fronted Terns. (NIWA, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: Black-fronted terns, Central Plains Irrigation, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, Irrigation, Waimakariri River.
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Harding, J S. (2003) Historic Deforestation and the fate of Endemic Invertebrate Species in Streams. Vol. 37. Page(s) 333-345.
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Keywords: balguerie stream, Banks Peninsula, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic invertebrate species, deforestation, historical deforestation, indigenous biodiversity, indigenous forest catchment, Invertebrate, kaituna river, land use change, le bons stream, little akaroa stream, Narbey Stream, Okana River catchment, okuti river, opara stream, pigeon bay stream, species distribution, stream fauna, taxanomic richness, Taxonomic analysis.

Quinn, John M. (2003) Riparian Management Classification for Canterbury Streams. (NIWA, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Aesthetic, Aquatic ecosystems, Bank stabilisation, biophysical, denitrification, ecosystem health, flooding, recreation, riparian, Riparian areas, Riparian buffer, Riparian management, Riparian vegetation, Riparian zone, stream habitat, water quality.
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McCombs, Kate. (2003) The Styx: Purakaunui - A Botanical Assessment and Weed Plan for the Styx river Banks between Spencerville Rd and Earlham St. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: recreation, river bank ecological values, weeds vegetation weed control Styx River.
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McIntosh, A R, Nystrom, Per, Winterbourn, M. (2003) Top-down and bottom-up processes in grassland and forested streams. Oecologia. Vol. 136. Page(s) 596-608.
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Keywords: cass, detritus, forest, forest canopy cover, invertebrate, predators, predatory fish, stable isotopes, stream food web, stream vegetation, vegetation.
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Christchurch City Council. (2003) Waterways, Wetlands and Drainage Guide: Fish, Invertebrates, Birds and their Habitat. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: amphipods, Bird species, birds, bitterns, bullies, bully, Canterbury mudfish, chironomids, common bully, damselflies, dotterels, fish, food webs, Galaxias, godwits, grey duck, habitat, habitat, herons, herons, Inanga, Indigenous fish, instream communities, Instream Ecological Values, invertebrate, invertebrates habitat, kingfisher, longfin eel, macrophyte, mayflies, mayfly, mudfish, oystercatcher, pukeko, short fin eel, snails.
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Christchurch City Council. (2003) Waterways, Wetlands and Drainage Guide: Impacts of Development. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Bank erosion, base flow, channel erosion, channelisation, chemical contaminants, development, drainage, fish, flood flows, hydrocarbons, invertebrates, metals, modification, PAHs, peak flow, riparian, riparian vegetation, rural development, rural land use, sediment, stock access, stock access to waterways, stormwater, urban development, urbanisation, Urbanisation, vegetation, water quality, wetlands, willows.
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(2003) Waterways, Wetlands and Drainage Guide: Mosquitoes and Other Insect Pests. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: blackflies, climate, Damselflies, fauna, insects, midges, mosquitoes, pest population, pest problem, ponds, public health problem, waterways, wetland, wetlands.
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Christchurch City Council. (2003) Waterways, Wetlands and Drainage Guide: Restoring Waterway Form. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Aquatic habitat, Aquatic vegetation, channel cross-section, channel depth, channel meander, channel width, habitat, hydraulic capacity, longitudinal, meander, physical diversity, pool, restoration, riffle, Runanga, stormwater outfall pipes, stream bank, streams, values, waterways.
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Christchurch City Council. (2003) Waterways, Wetlands and Drainage Guide: Restoring Wetlands. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: biotic, birds, Ephemeral waterways, estuaries, Estuarine, fish, Groynes, habitat health, lagoons, lake margins, light, marsh, mudfish, Nutrients, plants, restoration, Riccarton Bush, river margins, Saline wetlands, sediment, swamp, swamp wetlands, Travis Wetland, trophic, vegetation, water levels, wetland preservation, wetlands.
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(2003) Waterways, Wetlands and Drainage Guide: Water - An Important Natural Resource. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Bird species, birds, canterbury Plains, cutlure, drainage, ecology, fish, historical overview, invertebrate, Ngai Tahu, plants, recreation, rivers, surface water, The black map, urbanisation, waterways, waterways history, wetlands.
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Fenwick, Graham. (2002) Marine benthic infauna of three bays around Banks Peninsula. (NIWA, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: abiotic, banks Peninsula, benthic infauna, crustaceans, fauna, infauna, marine, marine ecology, organic content, sediment, sediment characteristics, shell content, taxa, water depth.
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Duncan, Maurice, Glova, Gordon, Henderson, Roddy, Kelly, Dave, Walsh, Jeremy. (2001) Central Plains Water Enhancement: an assessment of potential environmental effects. (NIWA, prepared for URS New Zealand Ltd)
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Keywords: Assessment of Environmental Effects, benthic Invertebrates, Central Plains, Central Plains Water, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, dissolved Oxygen, fish, fish passage, gravity flow, habitat, habitat effect, irrigation, Lake Coleridge turbidity, mudfish, Periphyton, Rakaia, Rakaia River, sedimentation, thermal stratification, trout, waimakariri, waimakariri River, Wairiri Valley, water flows, water quality, weed growth.
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Novis, P M. (2001) Ecology and Taxonomy of Alpine Algae, Mt Philistine, Arthur’s Pass National Park, New Zealand. Plant and Microbial Sciences. Vol. Doctor of Philosophy. Page(s) 273. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: algae, algal taxa, alpine algae, alpine basins, Arthur’s Pass, Arthur’s Pass National Park, ecology, Mt Philistine, Selwyn District Council, Snow algae, species distribution.

Coffey, W. W. (2001) The feasibility of submerged macrophyte re-establishment in Kaituna Lagoon, Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora). Vol. Master of Applied Sc. Page(s) 91. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: ecology, growth conditions, habitat, Kaituna Lagoon, lake Ellesmere, light levels, macrophytes, salinity, Te Waihora, Wahine Storm.
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Blakely, T, Harding, J S. (20005) Longitudinal Patterns in Benthic Communities in an Urban Stream under Restoration. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol. 39. Page(s) 17-28.
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Keywords: ANZECC, avon River, benthic fauna, benthic macroinvertebrate, biological communities, hydrological characteristics, ISQG, macroinvertebrate community, okeover Stream, restoration, riparian, stream restoration, taxa, Taxonomic analysis, Trigger levels, trigger values, urban stream, waimairi Stream.
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Sorrell, Brian, Suren, Alistair, Taylor, M.J. (2000) A Consideration of aspects of the Styx River ecology, and its implications for whole-river management. (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA), prepared for Waterways and Wetlands Team, Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Aquatic ecology, aquatic plant species, catchment modification, ecological values, ecology, fish, habitat, Invertebrate, land use change, macrophyte, styx catchment, Styx River, Urban development, Urban land use.
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McIntosh, A R. (2000) Habitat- and size-related variations in exotic trout impacts on native galaxiid fishes in New Zealand streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol. 27. Page(s) 2140-2151.
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Keywords: Bruce Stream, cass, cass river, cave Stream, electrofishing, fish, galaxias, galaxiid, grasmere stream, kowai River, porter river, species populations, Thomas River, trout, waimakariri catchment, Waimakariri River catchment.

Christchurch City Council. (2000) Vision 2000-2040: The Styx – Waterways, Wetlands and Surface Water: Community Planning for the Future. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Brooklands Lagoon, changing land use, ecology, eels, future management, Guardians of the Styx, heritage, historical overview, Kaputone Stream, management, recreation, reserve, riparian management, Smacks Creek, styx catchment, Styx River, Styx River catchment, sustainable management, tangata whenua, trout, urbanisation, Waimakariri River, water quality, wetlands, whitebaiting.

Taylor, M.. (1999) Fish and invertebrate values of the Styx River catchment: a strategic review. (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd, prepared for Waterways and Wetlands Team, Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: brooklands lagoon, Brown trout, common bullies, diversity, Eels, fauna, fish, fish spawning grounds, fish species, inanga, Invertebrate, species distribution, species diversity, styx catchment, styx river, water quality, water quality indicators, whitebait.
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McCombs, Kate. (1999) The Styx: Purakaunui - Weeds at Brooklands Lagoon. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: brooklands Lagoon, ecological values, styx catchment, weed control, weeds.
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Sullivan, B J. (1998) Public perceptions of wetlands: implications for wetland conservation and management. Vol. Master of Applied Sc. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: perceptions, priorities, wetland conservation, wetland management, wetland restoration, wetlands.
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Crossland, Andrew. (1998) The birdlife of Christchurch’s tributary waterways. (Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avoca Valley Stream, birdlife, birdlife habitat, Christchurch steams, Christchurch waterways, Habitat, Hoon Hay Valley Stream, Horseshoe Lake, Jacksons Creek, Kaputone, Nottingham Stream, Old Lake Outlet, Papanui, Smacks Creek, Streamwharf Stream, Upper Tributaries, Wairarapa Stream.

Elliot, A. H. (1997) Analysis of Potential Stormwater Quality Controls in Christchurch. (Department of Natural Resources Engineering, Lincoln University, prepared for the Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: benefits, contaminants, costs, fish, habitat, heavy metals, indicator bacteria, invertebrates, land use, modelling, nutrients, raw data, sediment, stormwater management, stormwater quality, toxins, water quality, waterway enhancement.

Scholes, Paul. (1997) Assessing Urban Nonpoint Source Water Pollution in Christchurch. Vol. Master of Resource S. Page(s) 187. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: biology, Christchurch waterways, contaminants, degradation, freshwater, heavy metals, non-point source discharges, non-point source pollution, Nutients, pollution, sediments, Urban waterway health, Urbanisation, zinc.
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Hayward, Jenny A. (1997) Distributional Ecology and Taxonomy of Benthic Algae of a Steam in Hinewai Reserve, Banks Peninsula. Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences. Vol. Master of Science. Page(s) 127. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: algae, algae presence, Aquatic ecology, artficial substrata, Banks Peninsula, benthic algae, community ecology, diatom, distribution, ecology, epilithic algae, epiphytic algae, hinewai reserve, microbe assessment, microbes, microbial science, Narbey Stream, species distribution, taxonomic analysis, taxonomy, water quality.

McMurtie, Shelley, Milne, Juliet. (1997) Gibsons Stream: Biological Habitat Assessment Survey - Summary Report. (Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: gibsons drain, gibsons stream, invertebrate, invertebrate density, styx catchment, taxa, taxanomic, taxanomic richness, water quality.
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Barker, Rachel, Davies, Louisa, Morland, Kim. (1997) Restoring Nottingham Stream: Developed by Christchurch City Council and the Residents of Halswell. #ISBN: 0-9597973-8-6. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: catchment, community plan, cultural values, ecology, Ecology, fences, flood management, future management, future visions, geology, Groundwater system, Halswell, Halswell River, Historical overview, Maori, Nottingham Stream, recreation, stream restoration, water flow, water flow.

McMurtie, Shelley, Milne, Juliet. (1997) Smacks Creek: Biological Habitat Assessment Survey - Summary Report. (Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Invertebrate, invertebrate density, invertebrates, sediments, smacks creek, species diversity, styx river, taxa, taxanomic, water quality.
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Christchurch City Council. (1997) The Woolston Tidal Barrage: The Story of the Woolston Tidal Barrage and its construction on the Heathcote River, Christchurch. (Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: dying trees, ecological implications, flood, flood mitigation, Flood protection, flooding, Heathcote River, mud crabs, Opawaho, root decay, salinity, willow trees, Woolston Cut, Woolston Tidal Barrage.

Rodrigo, Yvette. (1996) Algae and water quality: A survey of the filamentous algae in the Heathcote River. Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences. Vol. Master of Science (E. Page(s) 202. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: algae, algae concentration, algae monitoring, algae presence, environmental change, environmental change indicator, filamentous algae, floating mats, heathcote river, spatial distribution, temporal distribution, water quality, Woolston Cut.

Morland, K M. (1996) Development and Assessment of an Approach for Urban Riparian Restoration. Vol. Master of Applied Sc. Page(s) 230. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: Christchurch, frost, riparian, riparian vegetation, Riparian zone, slope instability, soil Moisture, soil pH, urban riparian zones, urbanisation.
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Canterbury Regional Council. (1994) Shining Waters – Issues of an Urban Catchment. (Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, bank erosion, discharges, ecology, estuarine environment, Heathcote River, industrial pollution, land use, landscape values, mud crabs, oxidation ponds, Planning Issues, recreation, salinity, sewerage, urban development, urbanisation, Water Quality, wetland, wildlife population, Woolston Cut.

Robb, J. A, Voyce, L I Wilson, M D. (1993) A biological re-evaluation of the Kaputone Stream. (Christchurch City Council Drainage and Waste Management Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: benthic invertebrate biodiversity, biological data, ecological values, ecology, fish, invertebrate, kaputone, Kaputone stream, plant distributions, plants, species distribution, styx catchment, styx river, taxa, taxanomic.
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Thomson, S. D, Wong, C.C.P. (1992) Distribution of the Cockle, Chione Stutchburyi in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Christchurch, New Zealand. (Christchurch Drainage Laboratory, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon-Heathcote Estuary, biomass, biotic characteristics, Chione Stutchburyi, cockle, densities, land use change, oxidation pond, physical characteristics, sampling.

Griffin, J. M, Thomson, S. D. (1992) Distribution of the Tidal Mudflat Snail Amphibola Crenata in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Christchurch, New Zealand. (Christchurch Drainage Laboratory, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Amphibola Crenata, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, biological, biological data, discharge, mudflat snail, pollution, raw data, sampling, sewerage treatment, tidal mudflat snail, water quality.

McCombs, Kate, Partridge, Trevor. (1992) Vegetation of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch. (prepared for the Parks Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: avon river, Avon-Heathcote Estaury, bexley, calders green, estuary, heathcote river, Ihutai, marsh, oxidation pond, penguin st, rat island, sandy point, sea rush, sea rush salt marsh, south brighton, vegetation characteristics, vegetation distribution, vegetation survey, wetland.

Roper-Lindsay, Judith. (1991) Environmental Manual: Rivers Engineering Works in Canterbury Region. #ISBN: 1-86937-138-0. (Boffa Miskell Partners, prepared for Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, BAnks Peninsula Streams, canterbury rivers, catchment map, cultural sites, ecological times, Ellesmere area streams, Ellesmere system, habitats, halswell River, Hawkins, Heathcote River, Hororata River, Irwell, kaituna river, long bay stream, maps, okuti river, Rakaia River, Selwyn River, significant sites, species, Styx River, Waianiwaniwa River, waterway threats.

Broady, P. A, Ingerfeld, M. (1991) Placoma regulare sp. nov. (Entophysalidaceae, Cyanobacteria) from New Zealand streams. Phycologia. Vol. 30. #6. Page(s) 547-555.
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Keywords: Banks Peninsula, cyanobacteria, ecology, entophysalidaceae, hinewai reserve, Narbey Stream, Placoma regulare, raw data, sampling, streams.

Robb, J. A. (1989) A Biological Evaluation of McCormacks Bay. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: algae, algae distribution, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, benthic invertebrates, Canterbury Drainage Board, invertebrates, management plan, McCormacks Bay, raw data, sampling, sediment, sediment characteristics, sediment size, sediment texture.

Bonnett, M. L, Eldon, G. A, Kelly, G. R, Taylor, M.. (1989) Fisheries Survey of the Heathcote River: January 1989. #ISBN: 0-477-08179-7. (Freshwater Fisheries Centre MAFFish, prepared for the Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: bullies, common bully, fish diversity, fish habitat, fish passage, fish species, fishing resource, giant bully, habitat, Heathcote catchment, Heathcote River, inanga, inanga spawning, long-finned eel, recommendations, seasonal patterns, short-finned eel, spawning, species diversity, upland bully, yellow-eyed mullet.

Biggs, Barry J, Close, M E. (1989) Periphyton biomass dynamics in gravel bed rivers: the relative effects of flows and nutrients. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 22. Page(s) 209-231.
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Keywords: alpine rivers, Ashley, Avon River, biomass, chlorophyll A concentration, dissolved reactive phosphorus, drp, flows, foothill river, nitrogen, nutrient, Periphyton, periphyton Biomass, periphyton chlorophyll river flow, Rakaia, regulation, Selwyn River, spring fed river, WAimakariri River.
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Dang, Oanh, Gilson, M, Gnad, P. A, Robb, J. A., Rowell, P. B, Sibly, K. J, Sutherland, B. E, van der Velden, H. N. (1988) Heavy Metals in the Rivers and Estuaries of Metropolitan Christchurch and Outlying Areas. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, biota, Christchurch Drainage Board, Christchurch treatment works, city outfall drain, cockles, copper, Heathcote River, heavy metal concentration, heavy metals, lead, mudflat snails, oxidation ponds, raw data, sampling, sediment characteristics, sediment size, spatial distribution, Styx River, wasterwater treatment, water resources, zinc.

Barker, Rachel, Couling, Ken, Cutler, Alan, O’Brien, Leanne, Rance, Chris, Watson, Allan, Weston, Jeff. (1988) Restoring the Waterways within the University of Canterbury: A Partnership Plan – Analysis and Preliminary Proposals. (The Waterway and Wetlands Team, Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, ecological values, ecology, Ilam River, in-stream values, management, Okeover Stream, restoration, riparian vegetation, self-maintaining, stream bank, stream bed, stream flows, sustainability, University of Canterbury, Water quality, water quantity.

Musgrove, R. J, Robb, J. A. (1986) A Biological Survey within the Lower Reaches of the Heathcote River. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: benthic fauna, benthic invertebrates, benthic macrophytes, biological survey, Christchurch Drainage Board, flood relief, flora, flora invertebrates, future monitoring, Heathcote River, invertebrate fauna, lower Heathcote River, salinity, sampling, taxa, Woolston Cut.

Carroll, K. D, Robb, J. A. (1986) A Botanical Survey of Rivers in the Metropolitan Christchurch Area and Outlying Districts: The Avon, Heathcote and Styx Rivers and their tributaries. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: aquatic macrophytes, Avon catchment, Avon River, Christchurch Drainage Board, Heathcote catchment, Heathcote River, Horseshoe lake, species characteristics, species distribution, Styx catchment, Styx River, taxa, taxanomic, weed beds.

Carter, M. C, Cowie, B, Dimbleby, B. R, Glennie, J. M, Griffiths, G. A, Lineham, I. W, Lovis, P.M, Mason, C. R, Milne, P.J, Mosley, M. P, Talbot, J. D, Walker, S. W, Weeber, J. W. (1986) Waimakariri River and Catchment Resource Survey – Volumes 1 to 3. #ISBN: 0-908764-00-6. (North Canterbury Catchment Board and Regional Water Board)
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Keywords: aquatic invertebrate, brooklands lagoon, catchment characteristics, catchment location, fish, fish species, flood protection, flooding, groundwater, hydrology, land use, legislation, North Canterbury Catchment Board, physical description, recreation, Resource Survey, soil, surface water, tributaries, vegetation, Waimakariri Catchment, waimakariri catchment, Waimakariri River, water availability, water quality, wetlands, wildlife.

Bowden, M. J, Cowie, B, Lineham, I. W, Saville-Smith, K. J. (1983) The Rakaia River and Catchment – A Resource Survey (Volume 3). (North Canterbury Catchment Board and Regional Water Board)
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Keywords: aquatic invertebrates, fish community, fisheries, flood, flow, Lake Coleridge, lake water quality, lakes, Rakaia, Rakaia catchment, Rakaia River, river abstractions, riverbed vegetation, vegetation, water quality, wetlands, wildlife, wildlife community.

Brown Copland and Co. Ltd, Poynter, R H, Reid, R E. (1982) The Waimakariri River Improvement Scheme: 1982 Review. (North Canterbury Catchment Board and Regional Water Board)
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Keywords: aggradation, assessment, birds, economic evaluation, environmental effects, fish, flood damage, flood protection, historical overview, maintenance, recreation, scheme performance, stopbanks, vegetation, Waimakariri, Waimakariri River, WAimakariri River Improvement Scheme.

Ayrey, M. R. B, Baxer, K., Bensberg, M, Damen, A. M, Gilson, M, Kelly, W. B, Robb, J. A, Turner, B, Walsh, M. H, White, G. F. (1981) A Bacteriological Survey of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, New Zealand. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: Avon-heathcote estuary, bacteria data, Bacteriological survey, Bromley sewerage plant, chemical data, discharges, estuarine water quality, estuary, faecal coliform, faecal coliform concentrations, monitoring, oxidation pons, recreation, sampling, surface water, Surface water quality, trends, wastewater discharge, wastewater disposal, wastewater treatment plant, water quality.

Stephenson, Robert. (1981) Aspects of the energetics of the cockle Chione (Austrovenus) stutchburyi in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, New Zealand. Vol. Doctor of Philosophy. Page(s) 234. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon-Heathcote Estuary, benthic, benthic community, Chione (Austrovenus) stutchburyi, Chione stutchburyi, cockles, macrofaunal, stutchburyi.
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North Canterbury Catchment Board, Regional Water Board. (1980) Lake Ellesmere Symposium 20 November 1980: Unpublished verbatim transcript of proceedings.
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Keywords: Agricultural development, agricultural use, commercial fisheries, fishing, flood mitigation, flood protection, habitat, historical overview, lake Ellesmere, lake level control, lake levels, lake openings, lake sediements, recreational fishing, recreational use, sediments, shooting, water biology, water chemistry, water quality, wildlife, wildlife habitat.

Robb, James A. (1975) An ecological study of the Bromley oxidation ponds and surrounding environs. Vol. Doctor of Philosophy. Page(s) 289. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Bromley sewerage station, heathcote river, nutrients, oxidation ponds, oxidation ponds nutrients, patterns, ph, sewerage treatment plant.
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Marshall, John William. (1974) A biological investigation of the Leeston Drain, Canterbury, New Zealand. Vol. Master of Science in. Page(s) 219. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: benthic, benthic field study, Conductivity, dissolved Oxygen, Leeston, Leeston Drain, Nitrogen, ph, phosphorus, sodium, stream discharges, temperature, water flow.

Taylor, C. N. (1974) Culture and ecology in the Lake Ellesmere ecosystem: a study of the origins and interactions of user-group conflicts. Vol. Master of Science. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: angling, boating, commercial fisheries, Eutrophication, farm development, farming, game bird management, interest, interest-groups, lake Ellesmere, lake levels, management, Perspective, pollution, recreation, recreation, shooting, Te Waihora, view.
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Kilner, A R, Knox, G. A. (1973) The Ecology of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary. (The Estuarine Research Unit, University of Canterbury, prepared for the Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: aesthetics, Algae, algae growth, algal blooms, Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, benthic microfauna, biota, dredging, effluent discharge, effluent dispersal, estuary, eutrophication, fauna, flood control, flood mitigation, flora, future management, Heathcote river, history, Nutrient, organic content, Pollution, Public Access, recreational use, salinity, sediment distribution, sediments, tidal movements, tide.

Webb, B F. (1966) A study in the biology of the fish population of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch. Vol. Master of Science. Page(s) 413. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon-Heathcote Estuary, estuarine, estuary, fish biology, fish biota, fish species, habitats, parasites.
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Bruce, A. (1953) Report on a Biological and Chemical Investigation of the Waters in the Estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: annotated maps, Avon, Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estaury, bacteriological survey, biological, biological data, birds, chemical data, Christchurch Drainage Board, contaminant concentrations, contaminants, estuary, gastropoda, gastropods, heathcote, Heathcote River, maps, pollution, raw data, salinity, water quality, water quality indicators.