Spatial analysis of limiting resources on an island: diet and shelter use reveal sites of conservation importance for the Rottnest Island quokka

  title={Spatial analysis of limiting resources on an island: diet and shelter use reveal sites of conservation importance for the Rottnest Island quokka},
  author={Holly L. Poole and Laily Mukaromah and Halina T. Kobryn and Patricia A. Fleming},
  journal={Wildlife Research},
  pages={510 - 521}
Abstract Context. For conservation of any species, we need baseline data that will guide conservation planning strategies. Identifying plant resources used by animal species for food and shelter is the first important step towards fauna conservation. The second step is to determine the extent and distribution of these resources and thus identify prime habitat or habitat that could be improved through suitable management actions. This information provides the necessary spatial targeting required… 
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Health and disease status in a threatened marsupial, the quokka (Setonix brachyurus)
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The demographics and ecology of the Rottnest Island quokka (Setonix brachyurus)
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Diet of the quokka (Setonix brachyurus) (Macropodidae:Marsupialia) in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia
The diets of quokkas in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia were investigated by microscopic examination of faecal pellets of known individuals and comparison with a reference collection of plant epidermal tissue, confirming that the quokka is a browsing herbivore that favours leaves and stems.
The effects of fire and quokkas (Setonix brachyurus) on the vegetation of Rottnest Island, Western Australia
It appears that occasional widespread hot fires are likely to have occurred on Rottnest Island over the millennia before European settlement for Melaleuca/Callitris forest to have persisted.
The importance of shelter to the Quokka, Setonix brachyurus (Marsupialia), on Rottnest Island
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Chapter 27 - Geology and Hydrogeology of Rottnest Island, Western Australia