AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Mallee Emu-wren (Stipiturus mallee) : multi-scale habitat requirements and population structure

by Sarah Brown

Institution: Deakin University
Department: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Year: 2011
Keywords: Mallee emu wren; birds  – ecology; stipiturus mallee; birds  – habitat  – conservation
Record ID: 1056163
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30039244


This multi-disciplinary investigation found that: i) in Triodia-mallee the Mallee Emu-wren requires vegetation greater than 16-18 years since last burned, with high coverage of mature growth-phase Triodia scariosa (spinifex) and, ii) the species is panmictic with relatively low genetic diversity and evidence of genetic drift and bottlenecks.