The spectacled flying-fox: a review of past and present knowledge

Fox, Samantha (2011) The spectacled flying-fox: a review of past and present knowledge. In: Law, Bradley, Eby, Peggy, Lunney, Daniel, and Lumsden, Lindy, (eds.) The Biology and Conservation of Australasian Bats. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW, Australia, pp. 136-145.

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Abstract

The Spectacled Flying-fox is listed as vulnerable within its range in Australia despite being recognised as an agricultural pest and there being significant gaps in our knowledge of its ecology. Stakeholders, such as management agencies and fruit farmers, have many questions that we are currently unable to answer. Firstly, I review current knowledge of this species. Of the four large flying-fox species that occur in Australia, the Spectacled Flying-fox has the smallest range, the lowest abundance and appears to be intricately tied to rainforest. Then I describe the aims of my PhD work, using molecular and demographic techniques to describe the population structure of the species. Finally, I summarise the findings of my work and outline how this knowledge can be used by the various stakeholders working with the Spectacled Flying-fox.

Item ID: 20139
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: abundance; agricultural worker; bat; crop pest; demography; home range; literature review; molecular analysis; population structure; rainforest; stakeholder; vulnerability
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ISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 00:48
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 70%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069902 Global Change Biology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960303 Climate Change Models @ 100%
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