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Cross-sectional vs. longitudinal research: a case study of trees with hollows and marsupials in Australian forests

Wood, Jeffrey; McBurney, Lachlan; Michael, Damian; Crane, Mason; MacGregor, Chris; Montague-Drake, Rebecca; Gibbons, Philip; Banks, Samuel; Lindenmayer, David

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How different are insights based on cross-sectional studies from those of longitudinal investigations? We addressed this question using a detailed case study encompassing a rare suite of inter-connected cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations that have spanned the past two decades and included work on: (1) the decay and collapse of large-cavity forest trees (termed "trees with hollows"), (2) populations of a suite of species of arboreal marsupials that are reliant on trees with hollows...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35163
Source: Ecological Monographs
DOI: 10.1890/11-0279.1

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