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A survey design for monitoring the abundance if arboreal marsupials in the Central Highlands of Victoria

Lindenmayer, David; Cunningham, Ross; MacGregor, Chris; Incoll, R; Michael, Damian

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We describe a non-standard sample design for monitoring the abundance of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia. The survey design is based on overlapping and rotating sampling from a given population of sites - in this case 160 sites, each measuring 1 ha in size. Estimates of population sizes are obtained using a model-based statistical analysis. Results so far reveal considerable year-to-year variability in populations of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76891
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00171-4

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