Microhabitat Use by Brown Treesnakes ( Boiga irregularis ) : Effects of Moonlight and Prey

@inproceedings{Campbell2008MicrohabitatUB,
  title={Microhabitat Use by Brown Treesnakes ( Boiga irregularis ) : Effects of Moonlight and Prey},
  author={Steven Campbell and Stephen P Mackessy and J. H. A. Clarke},
  year={2008}
}
—Microhabitat selection by reptiles can be affected by a complex interplay of abiotic and biotic factors. The Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis) is an efficient nocturnal predator that hunts in the tropical forest canopy and on the ground, using visual and chemical cues. To identify the factors influencing Brown Treesnake microhabitat use, we experimentally manipulated an abiotic factor, moonlight level, and a biotic factor, prey presence. We hypothesized that (1) moonlight would affect… CONTINUE READING
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