CSIRO Publishing blank image blank image blank image blank imageBooksblank image blank image blank image blank imageJournalsblank image blank image blank image blank imageAbout Usblank image blank image blank image blank imageShopping Cartblank image blank image blank image You are here: Journals > Wildlife Research   
Wildlife Research
Journal Banner
  Ecology, Management and Conservation in Natural and Modified Habitats
 
blank image Search
 
blank image blank image
blank image
 
  Advanced Search
   

Journal Home
About the Journal
Editorial Structure
Contacts
Content
Online Early
Current Issue
Just Accepted
All Issues
Special Issues
Sample Issue
For Authors
General Information
Scope
Submit Article
Author Instructions
Open Access
For Referees
Referee Guidelines
Review an Article
Annual Referee Index
For Subscribers
Subscription Prices
Customer Service
Print Publication Dates

blue arrow e-Alerts
blank image
Subscribe to our Email Alert or RSS feeds for the latest journal papers.

red arrow Connect with us
blank image
facebook twitter logo LinkedIn

 

Article << Previous     |         Contents Vol 20(5)

Habitat Requirements of the Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia Gaimardi), a Mycophagous Marsupial.

RJ Taylor

Wildlife Research 20(5) 699 - 710
Published: 1993

Abstract

The habitat requirements of the Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) were investigated by assessed density at 20 sites covering a broad range of dry sclerophyll forest types throughout the species' range. There was no consistent relation between the density of bettongs and the floristics of an area. Bettongs did not occur in areas with dense undergrowth. However, the occurrence of an open undergrowth did not guarantee the presence of bettongs. The abundance of bettongs on areas with an open undergrowth was related to the extent of mycorrhizal root development, sporocarps of mycorrhizal fungi forming the major component of the diet of bettongs. The highest densities of bettongs occurred in areas with infertile soils. It was suggested that since mycorrhizal fungi develop and sporulate well in soils of low fertility, this factor may be important in indirectly influencing bettong numbers.



Full text doi:10.1071/WR9930699

© CSIRO 1993

blank image
Subscriber Login
Username:
Password:  

 
PDF (547 KB) $25
 Export Citation
 Print
  
    
Legal & Privacy | Contact Us | Help

CSIRO

© CSIRO 1996-2015