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Phenological patterns in native trees
My PhD research is focused on community wide phenological patterns of native bird-pollinated and bird-dispersed plant species of New Zealand. The phenological seasons, their patterns and plant trait correlations of the some bird-pollinated and dispersed plant species is analysed in the context of their relationship to climate, pollinator and frugivore availability and leaf, flower and fruit abundances. The leaf trait characteristics of plants are also tested for correlation with several reproductive traits on the basis of theory put forward by worldwide leaf economics spectrum.