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Occupancy patterns of the introduced, predatory sugar glider in Tasmanian forests

Allen, Mark; Webb, Matt; Alves de Amorim, Fernanda; Heinsohn, Robert; Stojanovic, Dejan

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Introduced mammals pose serious threats to native island fauna, and understanding their distribution is fundamental to evaluating their conservation impact. Introduced sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are the main predator of critically endangered swift parrots (Lathamus discolor) on mainland Tasmania. We surveyed sugar glider occurrence over ~800 km2 in an important swift parrot breeding area, the Southern Forests. During 4–5 visits per site, we used call broadcast of predatory owls to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/273191
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/aec.12583

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