This thesis has been written as a series of papers that bring together the ecology and physiology of five species of python found in the Northern Territory of Australia. Each paper is a separate entity, but the papers are combined here as a thesis to give a more meaningful and global understanding of python biology. Although there will be obvious variation in some of the life history variables between species of python, some aspects of their biology are inferred from experiments on a single species. This was due mostly to the logistical problem of obtaining sufficient numbers of each species for both field and laboratory investigation.
|Date of Award||Jul 2003|
|Supervisor||Keith Christian (Supervisor)|