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Placement period of artificial retreats affects the number and demographic composition but not the body condition of skinks

Batson, William; O'Donnell, Colin F. J; Nelson, Nicola J; Monks, Joanne M


Monitoring is important in conservation management, essential for assessing population trends, making decisions and allocating resources. Artificial retreats can offer a reliable, low impact and efficient method for monitoring cryptic herpetofauna. Methods for monitoring artificial retreats vary between different conservation management programmes in New Zealand, however, and a deeper understanding of the consequences of these variations would encourage greater standardisation and enable more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Journal of Ecology


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