The Ecology of Perth’s Urban Reptiles Using a Snake and Skink as Models
MetadataShow full item record
Urbanisation presents unique challenges for wildlife and promotes human-wildlife interactions. The effects if urbanisation on reptiles has been little studied. I explored the life history traits correlated with urban adaptation for reptiles, and investigated how urbanisation affects diet, spatial use, and behavioural responses of two reptiles in south-west Western Australia: dugite (Pseudonaja affinis, Elapidae) and bobtail skink (Tiliqua r. rugosa, Scincidae). I also investigated the attitudes and perceptions of the general public towards these species.
The full version of this thesis will be available after 27 June 2019
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The biogeographical influence of the Tankwa Karoo Basin on reptile distribution in south-western South AfricaMeyer, A.; Mouton, P.L.F.; Mucina, Ladislav (2010)Point distribution data were used to evaluate the biogeographical influence of the arid Tankwa Karoo Basin on the distribution of reptiles in the south-western districts of South Africa. Under-representation of the Tankwa ...
Endocrinology of osmoregulation and thermoregulation of Australian desert tetrapods: A historical perspective.Cooper, Christine (2015)Many Australian tetrapods inhabit desert environments characterised by low productivity, unpredictable rainfall, high temperatures and high incident solar radiation. Maintaining a homeostatic milieu intérieur by osmoregulation ...
Cheng, B.; Wong, S.; Dykes, Gary (2014)Reptiles are well known reservoirs of Salmonella and are capable of carrying the pathogen without showing any clinical signs. Previous studies have found a high prevalence of Salmonella and predominantly Salmonella enterica ...