My thesis quantified laboratory measures of behaviour and physiology for four critical weight range Western Australian mammals and relate these to movement and survival for individuals released into the wild. Ash-grey mice (Pseudomys albocinereus) that moved more in the open field moved greater distances when translocated. Calmer dibblers (Parantechinus apicalis) on the elevated beam moved greater distances in the field. There were no relationships between laboratory variables and field mortality for numbats (Myrmecobius fasciatus). Bandicoots (lsoodon auratus) in better condition had a higher mortality rate. Overall, the relationships between laboratory-measured variables and field movements/survival is sometimes contradictory and highly complex.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||23 Mar 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|