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Tree use, diet and home range of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Blair Athol, central Queensland
Free-ranging koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) were monitored by means of radio-relocation in the area of Blair Athol Coal Mine and surrounding properties, and patterns of daytime tree use and diet selection varied between individuals inhabiting adjacent communities within the site. Expand
Breeding dynamics of koalas in open woodlands
The conclusion from this study is that ‘resident’ status among males does not confer any advantage for parentage, and the population at Blair Athol comprise a population in genetic equilibrium. Expand
Climate change and the koala Phascolarctos cinereus: water and energy
Neither females with pouch young nor those with back young had significantly different FMR to that of females without young, confirming that koalas may compartmentalize energy demands during lactation. Expand
The development of habitat selection by subadult koalas
Compared the tree use and diet of adult female koalas with that of their offspring on St Bees Island, Queensland, using radio-tracking and faecal cuticle analysis, indicates that if tree utilisation for resting is learned from the mother, young animals are excluded from preferred trees while dispersing. Expand
Koala birth seasonality and sex ratios across multiple sites in Queensland, Australia
It is concluded that koalas can bear offspring in every month of the year, but breed seasonally across Australia, and that a sex bias in the timing of births is absent from most regions. Expand
Anthropogenic changes to the landscape resulted in colonization of koalas in north‐east New South Wales, Australia
Significant changes in the distribution and persistence of species have been driven by Pleistocene cyclical climate changes and, more recently, by human modification of the environment. In easternExpand
The use of faecal cuticle examination to determine the dietary composition of koalas
Faecal pellet examination provided an accurate means of describing the species composition of the diet of the koalas for the species of browse offered. Expand
The movement pattern of females after release was characterised by remaining within the study area, while the males showed a progressive movement away from the site of release (approximately 1 km after 30 days), and the established koala population exhibited its usual pattern of movements within theStudy area. Expand
Genetic diversity in natural and introduced island populations of koalas in Queensland
The genetic diversity of the naturally occurring population of koalas on North Stradbroke Island in south-east Queensland is compared with other island populations including the introduced group on St Bees Island in central Queensland, indicating that it is most unlikely that these populations were established by a sole secondary introduction. Expand
Koala habitat use and population density: using field data to test the assumptions of ecological models
It is shown how errors in estimating or applying predictive model parameters can bias estimates of occupancy and show how a failure to validate adequately the assumptions used in modelling and mapping can undermine the power of the products to direct rational conservation and management efforts. Expand