Road-kills of the swamp wallaby, wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island, south-east Queensland

Osawa R. (1989) Road-kills of the swamp wallaby, wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island, south-east Queensland. Wildlife Research, 16 1: 95-104. doi:10.1071/WR9890095


Author Osawa R.
Title Road-kills of the swamp wallaby, wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island, south-east Queensland
Journal name Wildlife Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-3712
Publication date 1989-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/WR9890095
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 95
End page 104
Total pages 10
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Abstract A total of 127 road-kills of the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island in south-east Queensland was recorded between May 1981 and April 1982. The majority of kills were of adults. Road-kills occurred mainly at night, suggesting that W. bicolor is nocturnal, and were significantly correlated with the number of vehicles brought onto the island by ferries. Faecal pellet counts were made in classified habitats along the road in order to determine the relationship between the population density and road-kills of W. bicolor. Road-kills were significantly correlated with the faecal pellet counts in the Disturbed Ares (narrow, artificially cleared areas adjacent to the road) but not with the counts in the Native Area (i.e. native forest). This indicates that the wallabies were attracted to the disturbed area and became more susceptible to being killed by vehicles. There was no significant variation in the number of road-kills between lunar phases.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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