The distribution and abundance of Leadbeater?s possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri in lowland swamp forest at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve.

In 1986, a small, outlying population of Leadbeater’s possum was discovered inhabiting lowland swamp forest at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve

DKP Harley; MA Worley; TK Harley

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • In 1986, a small, outlying population of Leadbeater’s possum was discovered inhabiting lowland swamp forest at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve
  • Most of the suitable foraging habitat is presently occupied, and densities are similar to those previously reported for the species in montane ash forest
  • A highly targeted revegetation program focused on the floodplain has the potential to improve up to 85 ha of degraded swamp forest, and in so doing would more than double the area of suitable habitat for G. leadbeateri in the reserve
  • We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture, their contribution to our shared knowledge, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present

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