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dc.contributor.authorWhite, L.
dc.contributor.authorCatterall, C.
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Sean
dc.contributor.authorTaffs, K.
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-11T01:51:33Z
dc.date.available2022-01-11T01:51:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationWhite, L. and Catterall, C. and Tomlinson, S. and Taffs, K. 2020. Rare or overlooked? The distribution of Hairy Jointgrass in north coast New South Wales, Australia, and implications for its conservation status. Journal for Nature Conservation. 54: Article No. 125792.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/87227
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jnc.2020.125792
dc.description.abstract

Efficient threatened species prioritisation and management is critical to the overall success of biodiversity conservation. Insufficient species information can make it challenging to accurately assess a species’ extinction risk and develop appropriate management strategies. In this study we undertook field surveys and spatial data analysis to better understand the habitat and distribution of the threatened annual grass Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino (Hairy Jointgrass) within its north coast New South Wales range. We developed and tested a high-resolution maximum entropy (Maxent) model, using field survey population mapping and freely available spatial data (e.g. soil, topography, foliage cover, hydrology) to identify its landscape distribution drivers, to predict its suitable habitat areas and to estimate its abundance. The model indicated that A. hispidus habitat occurs in non-woody vegetation in areas of high topographic wetness and persistent moisture, particularly in and around drainage lines or on south-facing slopes. We found that A. hispidus appears to be much more widespread than previously known, with high rates of occurrence at predicted but previously unsurveyed sites, and approximately 15 % of the study area projected to be suitable habitat for the species. We estimated that the extent of occurrence and area of occupancy of the species exceeded vulnerable species listing criteria thresholds within IUCN guidelines. This study demonstrates how species distribution modelling can add to existing resources to provide cost-effective data to inform and streamline conservation planning.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherELSEVIER GMBH
dc.relation.sponsoredbyhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/ IC150100041
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectBiodiversity Conservation
dc.subjectEcology
dc.subjectBiodiversity & Conservation
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation
dc.subjectSpecies distribution model
dc.subjectThreatened species listing criteria
dc.subjectSpatial ecology
dc.subjectHabitat mapping
dc.subjectThreatened flora
dc.subjectMaxent
dc.subjectNew South Wales Australia
dc.subjectSPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS
dc.subjectHABITAT SUITABILITY
dc.subjectASSESSING THREATS
dc.subjectEXTINCTION RISK
dc.subjectCLIMATE-CHANGE
dc.subjectSAMPLING BIAS
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.subjectPREDICTION
dc.subjectPERFORMANCE
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT
dc.titleRare or overlooked? The distribution of Hairy Jointgrass in north coast New South Wales, Australia, and implications for its conservation status
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume54
dcterms.source.issn1617-1381
dcterms.source.titleJournal for Nature Conservation
dc.date.updated2022-01-11T01:51:33Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.contributor.orcidTomlinson, Sean [0000-0003-0864-5391]
curtin.identifier.article-numberARTN 125792
dcterms.source.eissn1618-1093
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridTomlinson, Sean [22036612300]


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