Climate-driven variation in food availability between the core and range edge of the endangered northern bettong (Bettongia tropica)

@article{Bateman2011ClimatedrivenVI,
  title={Climate-driven variation in food availability between the core and range edge of the endangered northern bettong (Bettongia tropica)},
  author={Brooke L. Bateman and Sandra E. Abell-Davis and Christopher N. Johnson},
  journal={Australian Journal of Zoology},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={177-185}
}
The endangered northern bettong (Bettongia tropica) occurs in four disjunct populations in far north Queensland, Australia, at a high density only in its range core (RC). A recent study suggested that B. tropica populations are sparse at the northern and southern range edges (SRE) due to more severe droughts and variable climatic conditions causing fluctuations in the availability of their principal food resource, truffle-like fungi. Truffle availability in the Australian tropics is affected by… 

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