Proceedings of the Third National Rock-wallaby Symposium, Canberra, July 2010
Australian Mammalogy Special Issue Volume 33 Number 2
Mark D B Eldridge
Rock-wallabies are the largest group of living macropods and have been of continuing scientific interest since they were first discovered by Europeans in the early 1800s. Although relatively recently derived, rock-wallabies possess a unique suite of adaptations that have enabled them to colonise rocky habitats across Australia. Rock-wallabies have also emerged as an internationally influential model genus for the study of evolution, population and conservation biology, as well as wildlife management.
This special issue arises from the Third National Rock-wallaby Symposium (held at the Shine Dome, Canberra, in July 2010), which brought together rock-wallaby specialists and enthusiasts from throughout Australia. The papers presented here significantly advance our knowledge of rock-wallaby population biology, ecology, behaviour and management and will be of interest to many students, researchers or managers of mammalian biology.