Journal article

Some aspects of the ecology of the mammal fauna of the jabiluka area, northern territory

JA Kerle, MA Burgman

Wildlife Research | Published : 1984

Abstract

On the Pancontinental Jabiluka exploration lease, between July 1979 and September 1981, mammals of 30 native and five introduced species were recorded, with an overall trap success rate of 5% and an average of 1.9 sightings per spotlight-hour. Three major groups of mammal species corresponded to the primary groupings of vegetation in the study area: riparian woodland, dryland woodland and open forest, and sandstone. This last group was subdivided into three on site preferences. Two ungrouped species were found in a variety of habitats. The distribution of mammals was very patchy, and their abundance varied seasonally. This may result from rainfall patterns, fire occurrence and fire history, ..

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