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Title: Population density of eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) in a periurban matrix at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Contributor(s): Henderson, Timothy (author); Rajaratnam, Rajanathan  (author)orcid ; Vernes, Karl A  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1071/AM17010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23532
Abstract: We surveyed eastern grey kangaroos at four locations at the Northern Beaches region of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, to estimate densities in this growing peri-urban region. This region is considered a regional hotspot for human-kangaroo conflict, with numerous kangaroo-related incidents in recent years. Direct counts of kangaroos were undertaken every two months during 2016. Kangaroo densities varied between sites, ranging from 0.2 individuals ha-1 to 4.9 individuals ha-1. Because no estimates of population density exist for the Northern Beaches, our results assisted the development of a regional kangaroo management plan, and contribute to a broader understanding of eastern grey kangaroo densities in peri-urban areas.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Mammalogy, 40(2), p. 312-314
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1836-7402
0310-0049
Field of Research (FOR): 040699 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified
050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
060207 Population Ecology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Environmental and Rural Science
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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