Reintroductions of digging mammals: Their interactions with novel ecosystem elements and role in ecosystem restoration

Bryony Palmer

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Digging mammals, as ecosystem engineers, are species that can significantly alter the structure and function of ecosystems. Translocations of digging mammals may contribute to ecosystem restoration, but there is a lack of information on their ecosystem roles, whether they interact with novel ecosystem elements, and whether they alter ecosystems at landscape-scales. This thesis explores the use of translocations of Australian digging mammals to restore ecosystems through an investigation of the ecological roles of digging mammals and their interactions with native and non-native species across a range of spatial scales.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Hobbs, Richard, Supervisor
  • Valentine, Leonie, Supervisor
  • Lohr, Cheryl , Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date6 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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