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Uncertainty in assessing the viability of the Powerful Owl Ninox strenua in Victoria, Australia.

Lowe, Kim; Webster, Alan; Loyn, R; McCarthy, Michael

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A model of the metapopulation dynamics of Powerful Owls Ninox strenua in Victoria, Australia is described, and its parameters were derived from available data. Sensitivity analysis indicates that the survival rate of adult owls is the most important parameter in the model. Because estimates of this parameter are uncertain, the predictions of the model are uncertain and unreliable. Using the best estimates of the parameters, the predicted risk of decline across Victoria is low, and local...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/94968
Source: Pacific Conservation Biology

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