Check out my recent article “I walked 1,200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why” published in The Conversation today.
Check out the great article in the Dispatches of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment “Meat‐eating lizards survive desert by eating crickets” featuring our research here!
Animals are often overlooked in assessments of mine site restoration success, or when considered, primarily assessed in terms of their presence or absence from restored landscapes. Understanding how animals behaviorally respond to habitat change and restoration is key to facilitating their conservation in the face of ever increasing rates of habitat destruction. We present a case study assessing the movements of a young-adult perentie (Varanus giganteus) through restored and reference vegetation on a mine site in the Mid West of Western Australia. We demonstrate the effectiveness of a novel method of home range construction (The Time Local Convex Hull method, or T-LoCoH) in analysing selective habitat use and behaviour of animals in their environment.
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