Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

A comparison of seasonal changes in the pollen loads of nectarivorous marsupials and birds

Wooller, R.D., Russell, E.M., Renfree, M.B. and Towers, P.A. (1983) A comparison of seasonal changes in the pollen loads of nectarivorous marsupials and birds. Wildlife Research, 10 (2). pp. 311-317.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9830311
*Subscription may be required

Abstract

Pollen loads on nectar-feeding marsupials (Tarsipes) and honeyeater birds were monitored for a year at a site on the south coast of Western Australia. Birds carried more pollen grains than the mammals. Both groups carried the same pollens of the main nectar-producing plants in the area and their pollen loads followed the patterns of flowering. Those Banksia species whose pollen was carried most by vertebrates set most seed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © 1983 CSIRO.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31613
Item Control Page Item Control Page