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Marsupial response to matrix conversion: Results of a large-scale long-term 'natural experiment' in Australia

Mortelliti, Alessio; Crane, Mason; Okada, Sachiko; Lindenmayer, David B


We quantified changes in forest-dependent mammal populations when the habitat in which they live remains intact but the surrounding matrix is converted from open grazed land to closed pine plantation forest. This situation is increasingly common as plantations are often established on formerly cultivated or grazed land.We conducted a large-scale (30km2), long-term (14years) fully controlled and replicated (111 sites) 'natural experiment' in south-eastern Australia. The study focused on the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.015


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