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Hollow selection by vertebrate fauna in forests of southern Australia and implications for forest management

Gibbons, Philip; Barry, Simon C; Tanton, M; Lindenmayer, David B


We examined the types of hollows, and types of hollow-bearing trees, occupied by vertebrate fauna in temperate eucalypt forests in southeastern Australia. Hollow-bearing trees are selected for retention in wood production forests to mitigate the effects of logging on hole-nesting fauna. A total of 471 hollows was examined in 228 trees felled as part of routine logging operations. Fauna had occupied 43% of all hollows (≥2cm minimum entrance width; ≥5cm depth). Hollows with small (2-5cm), medium...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00109-4


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