Multi-scale patterns of habitat use by reptiles in regenerating dryland landscapes

  title={Multi-scale patterns of habitat use by reptiles in regenerating dryland landscapes},
  author={Melissa J. Bruton},
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Success criteria not met, but valuable information gained: monitoring a reintroduction of the tammar wallaby
The reintroduction of the tammar wallaby to Kalbarri National Park was not considered successful because two-thirds of the collared wallabies died within 1 year of release and the success criteria were not met, highlighting the inherent difficulty of establishing populations of some species in the presence of introduced predators. Expand
Effects of habitat extent and forest disturbance on bird communities in lowland Nepal
Habitat loss and degradation are recognized as the major contributors to species decline and extinction, and therefore represent a key conservation challenge for biodiversity conservation. Key to theExpand
Impacts of extractive forest uses on bird assemblages vary with landscape context in lowland Nepal
Abstract Forest use practices such as logging, lopping of tree branches for fodder, and grazing do not reduce forest area but disturb forest structure and impact biodiversity. Although such forestExpand


The importance of fine-scale savanna heterogeneity for reptiles and small mammals
Tropical savannas are an important reservoir of global biodiversity. Australia’s extensive savannas, although still largely intact, are experiencing substantial declines in terrestrial biodiversityExpand
Buffel grass in Queensland's semi-arid woodlands: response to local and landscape scale variables, and relationship with grass, forb and reptile species
An information-theoretic modelling approach and hierarchical partitioning revealed that buffel grass cover was the most important explanatory variable describing habitat preferences of four reptile species, and identified a critical threshold of similar to 30% retained vegetation in the landscape, above which the model predictedbuffel grass was not likely to occur in a woodland fragment. Expand
The reptile fauna of Nombinnie Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area, western New South Wales
This study provides an updated inventory of reptile fauna for the largest area of continuous mallee shrubland remaining in NSW and identifies key differences in reptile diversity within vegetation communities. Expand
Dispersal and phylogeography of the agamid lizard Amphibolurus nobbi in fragmented and continuous habitat
It is found that small populations in farming areas had as much genetic variation as populations in nature reserves, supporting the case for maintaining widespread species throughout production landscapes and that local populations of widespread species can harbour important intraspecific genetic diversity. Expand
Distributions of lizard species across edges delimiting open-forest and sand-mined areas
The distributions of lizards across habitat edges delimiting open-forest and regenerating sand-mined areas as a function of distance from the edge were studied at Tomago, New South Wales, Australia.Expand
The reptiles and amphibians of Mutawintji National Park, Western New South Wales
The herpetofauna of Mutawintji (previously Mootwingee) National Park was surveyed on five occasions from 1994 to 1996, and a total of 49 reptile species and 5 amphibian species were recorded, or probably occur in the region. Expand
Enhancing fauna habitat in grazed native grasslands and woodlands: use of artificially placed log refuges by fauna
This study demonstrates the effectiveness of installing log refuges in grassy landscapes as a survey method for vertebrate fauna and as a potential habitat-restoration technique to help conserve grassland fauna. Expand
Extinction and outbreaks accompany fragmentation of a reptile community
Land clearing depletes and fragments habitat, resulting in the loss of biodiversity. Corridors of native vegetation can ameliorate the impacts of land clearing by reducing isolation of remnantExpand
The challenge of managing multiple species at multiple scales: reptiles in an Australian grazing landscape
Summary 1 Understanding the ecological effects of processes operating at multiple spatial scales on multiple species is a key challenge in ecology. It underpins both basic research and theExpand
Radio tracking of 40 free-ranging eastern brownsnakes in an agricultural landscape in southeastern Australia clarified the spatial ecology of these highly venomous animals and provided the first strong evidence that agonistic interactions can influence the spatial Ecology of snakes. Expand