Resolving human-flying fox conflict in the face of environmental change
Grant number: LP160100439 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020
Resolving human-flying fox conflict in the face of environmental change. This project aims to identify socially-acceptable priority areas to be managed for the long-term viability of flying-foxes under a changing climate, and develop strategies to mitigate human-flying fox conflict, using ecological and social analysis in a decision-theoretic framework. Flying-foxes are nationally protected mammals pivotal to Australia’s forest ecosystems, but are threatened by habitat loss, extreme weather and legal culls at orchards. Their exceptional mobility puts them in frequent conflict with human settlements, leading to forced dispersals from roosts. Anticipated outcomes are the conservation of Austra..View full description
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Using species distribution models and decision tools to direct surveys and identify potential translocation sites for a critically endangered species
Arabella C Eyre, Natalie J Briscoe, Dan KP Harley, Lindy F Lumsden, Leo B McComb, Pia E Lentini
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LB McComb, PE Lentini, DKP Harley, LF Lumsden, AC Eyre, NJ Briscoe
Artificial hollows are commonly used to mitigate the scarcity of den and nest sites that threatens fauna species globally, but the..
steps: Software for spatially and temporally explicit population simulations
Casey Visintin, Natalie J Briscoe, Skipton NC Woolley, Pia E Lentini, Reid Tingley, Brendan A Wintle, Nick Golding
Species population dynamics are driven by spatial and temporal changes in the environment, anthropogenic activities and conservati..
Spending to save: What will it cost to halt Australia's extinction crisis?
Brendan A Wintle, Natasha CR Cadenhead, Rachel A Morgain, Sarah M Legge, Sarah A Bekessy, Matthew Cantele, Hugh P Possingham, James EM Watson, Martine Maron, David A Keith, Stephen T Garnett, John CZ Woinarski, David B Lindenmayer
As with most governments worldwide, Australian governments list threatened species and proffer commitments to recovering them. Yet..
Feral cat predation on Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) and observations of arboreal hunting at nest boxes
Leo B McComb, Pia E Lentini, Dan KP Harley, Lindy F Lumsden, Joanne S Antrobus, Arabella C Eyre, Natalie J Briscoe
Feral cats have been identified as a major threat to Australian wildlife; however, their impacts on the critically endangered Lead..
Long-term monitoring suggests bat boxes may alter local bat community structure
Stephen R Griffiths, Linda F Lumsden, Robert Bender, Robert Irvine, Lisa N Godinho, Casey Visintin, Danielle L Eastick, Kylie A Robert, Pia E Lentini
Bat boxes are often used to provide supplementary roosting habitats; however, little is known of their impacts on community compos..