Bilbies and bettongs as ecosystem engineers: Preliminary results from arid South Australia

James, A.I.
Eldridge, D.J.
Hill, B.
Australian Rangeland Society
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Australia has experienced the highest recorded rate of recent mammal extinctions and range declines, and losses from the arid zone have been significant (Morton 1990). The Burrowing Bettong (Bettongialesueur) and the Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) are two species that were once widespread across arid Australia, and their foraging pits may have acted as resource traps that could be essential for maintaining landscape heterogeneity, nutrient cycling and vegetation productivity (Whitford and Kay 1999). ...
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13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs
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Monday, July 5, 2004
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Conference Paper
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Use this form to cite paper: Anderson, L., van Klinken,R.D.,and Shepherd, D. (2008). Aerially surveying Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) in the Pilbara. In: ‘A Climate of Change in the Rangelands. Proceedings of the 15thAustralian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference’. (Ed. D. Orr) 4 pages. (Australian Rangeland Society: Australia).
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