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Comparative use of active searches and artificial refuges to survey reptiles in temperate eucalypt woodlands

Michael, Damian; Cunningham, Ross; Donnelly, Christine; Lindenmayer, David


Context In many parts of the world, artificial refuges (ARs) are increasingly used to survey different kinds of herpetofauna. Despite gaining popularity, the merit of using ARs compared with standardised active searches remains poorly known, as does their application in regions that support species exhibiting varied life-form strategies. Aims We examined the effectiveness of using two survey methods, active searches and ARs (corrugated steel, roof tiles and three different timber refuges), to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR11118


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