Are only the strong surviving? Little influence of restoration on beetles (Coleoptera) in an agricultural landscape
Sacha Jellinek, Kirsten M Parris, Don A Driscoll
BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2013
This research was conducted with the support of funding from the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. SJ undertook this project with the assistance of the Norman Wettenhall Foundation, The University of Melbourne Albert Shimmins Postgraduate Scholarship, Greening Australia Victoria, the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and VicRoads. This article was supported by a University of Melbourne Albert Shimmins postgraduate writing-up award (S.J.). We thank the landholders who gave us access to their properties and volunteers who helped with this research, Tom Weir at CSIRO Entomology and Dr Michael Nash at CESAR who assisted with beetle identification and lab space. Thanks also to Fabian Douglas for initial beetle identification, A/Professor Michael McCarthy and A/Professor Brendan Wintle for assistance with WinBUGS code, and Professor Geoff Cumming for assistance with the interpretation of credible intervals.