The conservation of widely distributed species: implications of differences between western and eastern koala populations (2008–2011)

Conservation management of species occupying wide geographic ranges seldom accounts for regional variations in species-habitat relationships. The project aims to develop an understanding of the implications of these variations, using the koala as a case study. It will apply a spatially explicit landscape approach to identify threats impacting on koalas and their habitat, and model their distribution and population dynamics in southwest Queensland and northwest New South Wales. It will produce new knowledge of the impacts land clearing and climate change on western koala populations, and a management plan and guidelines for use by regional NRM bodies responsible for conserving western koalas. '',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council