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Thesis

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von Chrismar, A 2018, 'Investigations of corridor use by arboreal and scansorial mammals and an analysis of yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) populations and connectivity on the lower central coast of NSW', MSc thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on the southern central coast of New South Wales, having five components: a landscape ecology literature review; investigation of how landscape design and habitat influences corridor use by arboreal mammals; a population viability analysis (PVA) of the yellow-bellied glider metapopulation; least-cost corridors for yellow-bellied glider; and a strategy for securing connectivity.

Corridor strategy success hinges on stakeholder engagement, corridor planning policies, developing incentives to conserve corridors and strategic gap crossing structures. Based on the PVA, lack of management will likely cause local extinction of the yellow-bellied glider metapopulation in the study area within 50-100 years.

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