Thesis / Dissertation

The role of climate and tree nutrition on the occurrence of the southern greater glider (Petauroides volans) and its implications for conservation planning

Benjamin Wagner, Craig Nitschke (ed.)

Published : 2021

Abstract

The southern greater glider (Petauroides volans) is southeastern Australia’s largest gliding marsupial and widely distributed, but the species has recently experienced drastic declines in population numbers. Its association with hollow-bearing trees, used for nesting, has made it an important flagship species for the conservation of old-growth forest ecosystems. Stand replacing or altering wild- or planned fires and timber harvesting have been identified as major threats to the greater glider, but individuals and populations have over time disappeared from areas that have experienced neither, raising questions about the role of other factors in their decline. Habitat suitability is determine..

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