Inter-den tree movements by Leadbeater's Possum

David B. Lindenmayer, Lachlan McBurney, David Blair, Sam Banks

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Many species of arboreal marsupials move regularly between den sites in hollow-bearing trees. We show, based on short-term radio-tracking data, that the Critically Endangered Leadbeater's Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) can move 100 m (and sometimes up to 600 m) between den sites in hollow-bearing trees. These movement data have significant implications for the design of buffers of unlogged forest to protect colonies of Leadbeater's Possum as well as for crude estimates of the species' population size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-468
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Zoologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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