The influence of annual rainfall upon capture rates of a nectar-dependent marsupial
Wooller, R.D., Richardson, K.C., Garavanta, C.A.M., Saffer, V.M., Anthony, C. and Wooller, S.J. (1998) The influence of annual rainfall upon capture rates of a nectar-dependent marsupial. Wildlife Research, 25 (2). pp. 165-169.
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The capture rates of honey possums, Tarsipes rostratus, on the south coast of Western Australia were significantly related to annual rainfall in the preceding year. It is suggested that numbers of the short-lived and aseasonally breeding honey possum fluctuate in relation to nectar levels, which vary with cumulative water availability.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology|
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