Tree use, diet and home range of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Blair Athol, central Queensland

  title={Tree use, diet and home range of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Blair Athol, central Queensland},
  author={William Ellis and A. Melzer and F. Carrick and M. Hasegawa},
  journal={Wildlife Research},
Free-ranging koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) were monitored by means of radio-relocation in the area of Blair Athol Coal Mine and surrounding properties. Daytime tree use, home range and diet of these koalas was determined in spring and autumn, as was the leaf moisture composition of potential fodder species. Koalas used on average 93 (male koalas) and 56 (female koalas) trees during the period of observation, occupying home ranges of 135 and 101 ha respectively. Mean sightings per tree were 1… Expand
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