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dc.contributor.authorWormington, Kevin Rayen_US
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCallum, Hamish Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoloney, Damien Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:46:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:46:51Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-23T05:05:17Z
dc.identifier.issn03781127en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0378-1127(03)00010-0en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27953
dc.description.abstractSix species of trees located in the dry sclerophyll forests of southeast Queensland were studied to ascertain which was most suitable to be retained as hollow-bearing trees for nesting and denning by arboreal marsupials. Generally for all tree species, the number of entrances to hollows was positively correlated with the diameter at breast height (DBH) and the growth stage, and entrance diameters also increased in trees with a larger DBH. However, there were differences between the species; Corymbia citriodora had few hollows until the individuals were very large while Eucalyptus crebra had low numbers of hollows throughout its entire size range. It was concluded that a mixture of tree species provided a range of hollow sizes and positions that would be suitable for nesting and denning by arboreal marsupials in those forests. There were large differences between tree species in the relationship between tree size and estimated age. Five of the tree species took between 186 and 230 years to begin to produce hollows while E. crebra took up to 324 years. This suggests that tree species other than E. crebra may be the most preferred for retention in areas where hollow-bearing tree densities are lower than the prescribed level. Other data also suggests there are likely to be enough trees in larger size classes that would begin to form hollows within the next 50 years to compensate for an expected loss of hollow-bearing stags during that same period. In terms of forest operation, the retention of six hollow-bearing trees/ha would represent an estimated loss of 7.3-15% wood production.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/503310/description#descriptionen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom75en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto92en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue92en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalForest Ecology and managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume75en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMulti-Disciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode999999en_US
dc.titleThe characteristics of six species of living hollow-bearing trees and their importance for arboreal marsupials in the dry sclerophyll forests of southeast Queensland, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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