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dc.contributor.authorWarnecke, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorKoertner, Gerhard
dc.contributor.authorBurwell, Chris J
dc.contributor.authorTumer, James M
dc.contributor.authorGeiser, Fritz
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:26:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:26:49Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:04:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0310-0049
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/AM10052
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43252
dc.description.abstractSince little information is available on the spatial ecology of small arid-zone marsupials, we used radio-tracking to investigate the small-scale activity patterns of three dasyurid species in semiarid Australia. Sminthopsis crassicaudata, Planigale gilesi and S. macroura were equipped with miniature radio-transmitters to monitor choice of resting sites and daily movements. Resting sites were located within an area of 1.27 ᠰ.36 ha, 0.12 ᠰ.02 ha and 3.60 ᠰ.95 ha, respectively and individuals returned to previously used resting sites regularly. We also analysed scat samples of S. crassicaudata and P. gilesi, and identified Araneae, Hymenoptera and Orthoptera as the major prey taxa for both species. Our study presents the first radio-tracking-based information on movements for these species in semiarid habitat, which indicates that, over a period of several weeks, resting sites are situated within small and defined areas.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom49
dc.relation.ispartofpageto54
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Mammalogy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBehavioural ecology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3109
dc.titleShort-term movement patterns and diet of small dasyurid marsupials in semiarid Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBurwell, Christopher J.


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