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Does size matter: Tree use by translocated koalas

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posted on 05.02.2020, 00:00 authored by Flavia SantamariaFlavia Santamaria, MR Keatley, Rolf SchlaglothRolf Schlagloth
Overbrowsing of manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) and, in some instances, swamp gum (E. ovata) has occurred in areas where koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) have been translocated. A study of 30 radio-tracked translocated koalas examined tree use at three release forests in the Ballarat Vic region. Some 20 tree species were used by koalas. The results showed that koalas will use a wide variety of tree species if available and show a preference for larger trees.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

122

Issue

1

Start Page

4

End Page

12

Number of Pages

9

ISSN

0042-5184

Publisher

Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

The Victorian Naturalist