Study

The anatomy of a failed offset

  • Published source details Lindenmayer D.B., Crane M., Evans M.C., Maron M., Gibbons P., Bekessy S. & Blanchard W. (2017) The anatomy of a failed offset. Biological Conservation, 210, 286-292

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial dens or nest boxes on trees

Action Link
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Provide artificial dens or nest boxes on trees

    A study in 2010–2013 in a eucalypt forest in New South Wales, Australia (Lindenmayer et al. 2017) found that nest boxes were used by a range of native and non-native mammal species. Yellow-footed antechinus Antechinus flavipes were found in 12–14% of nest boxes, common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula in 11–13%, and common ringtail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus in 3–7%. Brush tailed phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa, squirrel glider Petaurus norfolcensis, and sugar glider Petaurus breviceps were all found in <1% of nest boxes. The non-native black rat Rattus rattus was found in 4–14% of boxes and the house mouse Mus musculus in 0–2% of boxes. On an unspecified date, 587 nest boxes were installed in a woodland. Animal presence, or signs of presence, were recorded during six surveys in 2010–2013.

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