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Reptile responses to fire and the risk of post-disturbance sampling bias

Driscoll, Don; Smith, Annabel; Blight, Samantha; Maindonald, John

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Altered fire regimes are a driver of biodiversity decline. To plan effective management, we need to know how species are influenced by fire and to develop theory describing fire responses. Animal responses to fire are usually measured using methods that rely on animal activity, but animal activity may vary with time since fire, potentially biasing results. Using a novel approach for detecting bias in the pit-fall trap method, we found that leaf-litter dependent reptiles were more active up to 6...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62816
Source: Biodiversity and Conservation
DOI: 10.1007/s10531-012-0267-5

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