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The effects of habitat fragmentation due to forestry plantation establishment on the demography and genetic variation of a marsupial carnivore, Antechinus agilis

Banks, Sam; Finlayson, G R; Lawson, Samuel; Lindenmayer, David; Paetkau, David; Ward, S J; Taylor, A C

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We conducted a demographic and genetic study to investigate the effects of fragmentation due to the establishment of an exotic softwood plantation on populations of a small marsupial carnivore, the agile antechinus (Antechinus agilis), and the factors influencing the persistence of those populations in the fragmented habitat. The first aspect of the study was a descriptive analysis of patch occupancy and population size, in which we found a patch occupancy rate of 70% among 23 sites in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38317
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.09.013

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