The anatomy of a failed offset
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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
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
This study is summarised as evidence for the following.
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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.
(Summarised by: Phil Martin)