Artificial burrows with basal chambers are preferred by pygmy bluetongue lizards, Tiliqua adelaidensis

dc.contributor.authorStaugas, Elijah J
dc.contributor.authorFenner, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorEbrahimi, Mehregan
dc.contributor.authorBull, Christopher Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-12T23:35:22Z
dc.date.available2015-10-12T23:35:22Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with the Publisher's policyen
dc.description.abstractNatural refuges are sometimes supplemented with artificial refuges to enhance populations of endangered species, or to improve the success of translocation and relocation programs. The design and structure of these artificial structures should incorporate key features of natural refuges. We aimed to improve the design of artificial burrows currently used in the conservation of the pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis, by comparing burrows with or without a basal chamber. We found that lizards chose burrows with chambers significantly more often, but that neither the size of the chamber, nor the substrate lining the chamber influenced the choice. Incorporating a basal chamber into the design of artificial burrows should provide more favourable artificial refuges for these lizards and should be incorporated into future conservation management programs.en
dc.identifier.citationStaugas EJ, Fenner AL, Ebrahimi M, Bull CM (2013) Artificial burrows with basal chambers are preferred by pygmy bluetongue lizards. Amphibia Reptilia 34(1), 114-118en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002864en
dc.identifier.issn0173-5373
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35601
dc.language.isoen
dc.oaire.license.condition.licenseIn Copyright
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishersen
dc.rights© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2013en
dc.rights.holderKoninklijke Brill NV, Leidenen
dc.titleArtificial burrows with basal chambers are preferred by pygmy bluetongue lizards, Tiliqua adelaidensisen
dc.typeArticleen
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupEbrahimi, Mehregan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7140-047Xen_US
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