Accounting for detectability when surveying for rare or declining reptiles: Turning rocks to find the grassland earless dragon in Australia

@inproceedings{McGrath2015AccountingFD,
  title={Accounting for detectability when surveying for rare or declining reptiles: Turning rocks to find the grassland earless dragon in Australia},
  author={Tim McGrath and Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita and Jos{\'e} J Lahoz-Monfort and Will Osborne and David H. Hunter and Stephen D. Sarre},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract Reptiles are in global decline with nearly 20% of species currently threatened with extinction. Despite these alarming trends, data documenting detailed changes in reptile populations remain sparse and the methods for detecting those changes are largely unevaluated. Rock turning is one commonly used method for detecting the presence or absence of reptiles. Here, we use data from four years of rock turning surveys for the endangered Tympanocryptis pinguicolla to estimate the probability… CONTINUE READING

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