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dc.contributor.authorKanowski, JJ
dc.contributor.authorReis, TM
dc.contributor.authorCatterall, CP
dc.contributor.authorPiper, SD
dc.contributor.editorRichard Hobbs
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:51:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:51:55Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2009-11-06T05:48:36Z
dc.identifier.issn1061-2971
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1526-100X.2006.00106.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/12530
dc.description.abstractDespite recent efforts to reforest cleared rainforest landscapes, in Australia and elsewhere, the value of reforested sites for rainforest-dependent reptiles is unknown. We surveyed the occurrence of reptiles in a range of reforestation types (monoculture and mixed species timber plantations, diverse 'ecological restoration' plantings and regrowth), as well as reference sites in pasture and rainforest, in tropical and subtropical Australia. We recorded 29 species of reptiles from 104 sites, including 15 rainforest-dependent species. Most rainforest reptiles were strongly associated with complex microhabitats (tree trunks, logs, rocks). The richness and abundance of rainforest-dependent reptiles varied between the different types of reforestation and between regions. In the tropics, rainforest reptiles were recorded in old timber plantations and ecological restoration plantings, but not in young timber plantations or regrowth. Rainforest reptiles were recorded in few reforested sites in the subtropics. The occurrence of rainforest-dependent reptiles in reforested sites appears to be influenced by (i) habitat structure, (ii) proximity to source populations in rainforest; and (iii) biogeography and historical differences in the extent of rainforest. Restoration of cleared land for rainforest-dependent reptiles may require the development, or deliberate creation, of complex structural attributes and microhabitats in reforested sites. Where reforested sites are located away from rainforest, recolonization by rainforest reptiles may require the construction of corridors of suitable habitat between reforested sites and rainforest or the translocation of reptiles to reforested sites.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeMassachusetts
dc.publisher.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2006.00106.x
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom67
dc.relation.ispartofpageto76
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRestoration Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.rights.retentionN
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode31
dc.titleFactors affecting the use of reforested sites by reptiles in cleared rainforest landscapes in tropical and subtropical Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2006 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorCatterall, Carla P.


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