Thinking inside the box: Thermal suitability of artificial dens for hollow-dependent fauna

Date: 07, Sep, 2020
Author(s):   Natalie Briscoe, Stephen Griffiths
Publisher: TSR Hub

Many native species are dependent on tree hollows for nesting and denning. To address a shortage of tree hollows many conservation programs are installing nest boxes. One of the important characteristics of natural tree hollows is that they insulate animals from outside temperature extremes. We investigated whether nest boxes and chainsaw-cut hollows also provide thermally suitable conditions for hollow dependent species.