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dc.contributor.authorEbrahimi, Mehregan
dc.contributor.authorBull, Christopher Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-13T02:53:32Z
dc.date.available2015-10-13T02:53:32Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationEbrahimi M, Bull CM (2013) Determining the success of varying short term confinement time during simulated translocations of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis). Amphibia Reptilia 34(1), 31-39en
dc.identifier.issn0173-5373
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002863
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35603
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with the publisher's policyen
dc.description.abstractTranslocation is a powerful tool in conservation management, but one of the major problems of this tool is dispersal after release because of a tendency of animals to disperse from unfamiliar sites. We assessed whether short-term confinement within enclosures at the translocation site can significantly decrease post release movement, if confinement allowed animals to become familiar with the new habitat, and to overcome handling related stress. We simulated the translocation of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard Tiliqua adelaidensis into the centre of a large enclosure and compared the behaviour between individuals confined to the central region for one or five days before release. We found that lizards confined for five days spent less time basking, and were more likely to disperse than lizards confined for just one day. We suggest that short-term confinement of lizards induces additional stress and that extra days of short-term confinement will not necessarily improve the success of a translocation.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishersen
dc.rights© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2013en
dc.titleDetermining the success of varying short-term confinement time during simulated translocations of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002863en
dc.rights.holderKoninklijke Brill NV, Leidenen
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupEbrahimi, Mehregan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7140-047Xen_US


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