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Returning a lost process by reintroducing a locally extinct digging marsupial

Munro, Nicola; McIntyre, Sue; Macdonald, Ben; Cunningham, Saul; Gordon, Iain J.; Cunningham, Ross; Manning, Adrian


The eastern bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), a medium-sized digging marsupial, was reintroduced to a predator-free reserve after 100 years of absence from the Australian mainland. The bettong may have the potential to restore temperate woodlands degraded by a history of livestock grazing, by creating numerous small disturbances by digging. We investigated the digging capacity of the bettong and compared this to extant fauna, to answer the first key question of whether this species could...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-05-27
Type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6622
Access Rights: Open Access


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