Aust J Zool 1973 Mar;21(1):1-19
Biol Conserv 2021 Apr 17;256:109012. Epub 2021 Feb 17.
School of Technology, Environments and Design, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 50, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides a rare opportunity to reveal the impact of reduced human activity on wildlife. I compared traffic volume and wildlife roadkill data along 18 km of highway before, during and after a 3-month period of COVID-19 restrictions with baseline data from the previous four years. Three marsupial herbivores comprised 89% of the 1820 roadkills recorded during the 4. Read More
Ecol Appl 2021 06 5;31(4):e02301. Epub 2021 May 5.
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, PO Box 69040, Lincoln, 7640, New Zealand.
Loss of knowledge about historical environmental conditions and species' abundances threatens how new generations potentially perceive their environment and take action. The intergenerational shift in perceptions of environmental thresholds is a phenomenon frequently termed shifting baseline syndrome (SBS). The goals of this study were (1) to determine relationships between ordinal scores (e. Read More
Reprod Fertil Dev 2021 Feb;33(3):189-197
Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa 9016, New Zealand.
Development of primordial germ cells (PGCs: precursors to adult gametes) is a key process in vertebrate sexual differentiation. Marsupials are ideal to investigate this phenomenon because much of PGC migration and development unusually occurs postnatally in pouch young. However, investigation of the molecular dynamics underpinning PGC development is restricted to one marsupial model species: the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Read More
Naturwissenschaften 2021 Jan 7;108(1). Epub 2021 Jan 7.
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Understanding wild animal responses to stressors underpins effective wildlife management. In order for responses to stressors to be correctly interpreted, it is critical that measurements are taken on wild animals using minimally invasive techniques. Studies investigating wild animal responses to stressors often measure either a single physiological or behavioural variable, but whether such responses are comparable and concordant remains uncertain. Read More
J Mammal 2020 Aug 25;101(4):1165-1176. Epub 2020 Aug 25.
NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, NT, Australia.
Tree cavities are important denning sites for many arboreal mammals. Knowledge of cavity requirements of individual species, as well as potential den overlap among species, is integral to their conservation. In Australia's tropical savannas, development of tree cavities is enhanced by high termite activity, and, conversely, reduced by frequent fires. Read More