Is fire a threatening process for Liopholis kintorei, a nationally listed threatened skink?
Danae Moore, Michael Ray Kearney, Rachel Paltridge, Steve McAlpin, Adam Stow
Wildlife Research | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2015
This project was funded by the Australia and Pacific Science Foundation, Trish Macdonald, Joss Haiblen and Australian Wildlife Conservancy. The research was carried out under the Macquarie University Animal Ethics Committee permit ARA 2013/020. We thank volunteers Arlo Stewart, Elia Pirtle, James Maino, Julia Wyllie and Shari May for their valuable assistance with fieldwork and Georgina Spinaze and Margaret Henley for their generous care given at the perfect times. Special thanks go to Josef Schofield, Sanctuary Manager at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, who conducted the prescribed burns. Thank you also to the two anonymous reviewers who provided valuable comments on an earlier version of this manuscript.