Dataset 275

Response of an urban remnant reptile community to summer wildfire

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Mediterranean forests, woodlands and scrubs
Central latitude: -31.967534
Central longitude: 115.833290
Duration: 6 years, from 2009 to 2014

1549 records

19 distinct species

Across the time series Ctenotus fallens is the most frequently occurring species


Reptiles were trapped every spring and autumn for five years on five burnt and five unburnt grids. Grids consisted of nine pitfall traps in a 3x3 grid and five funnel traps. Unit of abundance = Count, Unit of biomass = SnoutVentLength


Davis, R. A. & Doherty, T. S. (2015) Rapid Recovery of an Urban Remnant Reptile Community following Summer Wildfire. PLoS ONE 10(5), e0127925. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127925.