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Factors affecting the detection of possums by spotlighting in Western Australia

Wayne, Adrian; Cowling, Ann; Rooney, J F; Ward, C G; Wheeler, I B; Donnelly, Christine; Lindenmayer, David B


This paper describes how environmental factors, survey method procedures and differences in forest structure resulting from logging relate to the detection of koomal (common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula hypoleucus) and ngwayir (western ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus occidentalis). A total of 169 vehicle-based spotlight surveys of possums within native jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest was conducted on three transects over eight years (1996-2003). Up to 5.7 koomal and up to 3.3...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR04089


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