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Ecological niche breadth and microhabitat guild structure in temperate Australian reptiles: Implications for natural resource management in endangered grassy woodland ecosystems

Michael, Damian; Kay, Geoffrey; Crane, Mason; Florance, Daniel; MacGregor, Chris; Okada, Sachiko; McBurney, Lachlan; Blair, David; Lindenmayer, David B


Ecological theory predicts that species with narrow niche requirements (habitat specialists) are more vulnerable to anthropocentric disturbances than those with broad niche requirements (habitat generalists). Hence, understanding a species ecological niche and guild membership would serve as a valuable management tool for providing a priori assessments of a species extinction risk. It also would help to forecast a species capacity to respond to land use change, as what might be expected to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/aec.12232
Access Rights: Open Access


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