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dc.contributor.authorOsborne, Tamaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Clareen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorley, Craigen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:18:10Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:18:10Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-22T06:46:46Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-1511en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1670/07-278R1.1en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38472
dc.description.abstractMacrohabitat and microhabitat preferences of the endemic Fiji Tree Frog Platymantis vitiensis were investigated in Savura near Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji. Twelve sites in three habitat types (primary rain forest, disturbed secondary rain forest, and mahogany plantations) were surveyed from June 2004 to May 2005. The phenology of P. vitiensis was also studied along two permanent transects (adjacent to, and distant from, a stream bank) within the Savura area. Individuals were more abundant in primary rain forest than mahogany plantations and secondary rain forest. Individuals were common along stream banks, perched on riparian plants such as Pandanus, ferns, and Dolicholobium (and usually found 100-200 cm above the ground). Rainfall influenced activity, with fewer individuals observed during intense rainfall events. Adult frogs were more frequently encountered between July and October and gravid females between August and November. Hatchlings were more common during the dry season (May to October), whereas juvenile abundances peaked early in the wet season (November to April). Future surveying and monitoring of P. vitiensis populations should be conducted during March to July, when abundances are greater. The efficiency of rapid surveys can be maximized by subsampling along riparian vegetation, particularly where Pandanus are present.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptilesen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom699en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto707en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Herpetologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConservation and Biodiversityen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050202en_US
dc.titleHabitat selection and phenology of the Fiji Tree Frog, Platymantis vitiensis, implications for conservationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 SSAR. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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