The responses of a critically endangered mycophagous marsupial (Bettongia penicillata) to timber harvesting in a native eucalypt forest

The responses of a critically endangered mycophagous marsupial (Bettongia penicillata) to timber... •Mycophagous bioturbators can be important for ecosystem resilience and restoration.•The critically endangered woylie (Bettongia penicillata) is an ecosystem engineer.•A BACI designed experiment investigated woylie responses to timber harvesting.•Woylie abundance, survivorship and recruitment were not impacted by timber harvesting.•Harvested areas may have protected woylies during a subsequent species-wide decline. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

The responses of a critically endangered mycophagous marsupial (Bettongia penicillata) to timber harvesting in a native eucalypt forest

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.019
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Abstract

•Mycophagous bioturbators can be important for ecosystem resilience and restoration.•The critically endangered woylie (Bettongia penicillata) is an ecosystem engineer.•A BACI designed experiment investigated woylie responses to timber harvesting.•Woylie abundance, survivorship and recruitment were not impacted by timber harvesting.•Harvested areas may have protected woylies during a subsequent species-wide decline.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2016

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