Journal article

The hegemony of the 'despots': the control of avifaunas over vast continental areas

Ralph Mac Nally, Alex S Kutt, Teresa J Eyre, Justin J Perry, Eric P Vanderduys, Michael Mathieson, Daniel J Ferguson, James R Thomson

Diversity and Distributions | WILEY | Published : 2014

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The work was supported by the Australian Research Council (R. M., J.R.T.; DP120100797). Analyses were undertaken while R. M. kindly was hosted at the Department of Zoology by T. A. Gardner at The University of Cambridge. Bird surveys were conducted under a Queensland Animal Ethics Permit (Approval SRAEC0014) issued by the Queensland Government, a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Animal Ethic Permit (Approval 2AR 09-09) and a Queensland Government Scientific Purposes Permit (Approval WITK04645707). Field surveys were funded by National Estate, Land and Water Australia, Natural Heritage Trust, Caring for our Country (administered by the Australian Government), Meat and Livestock Australia, the CSIRO Building Resilient Australian Biodiversity Assets Theme and the Queensland Government. The data were collected in concert with a range of colleagues and volunteers over the years, though particular thanks to Nick Colman (UNSW), Gen Perkins (CSIRO) and Jeanette Kemp (AWC).