Thinking inside the box: Thermal suitability of artificial dens for hollow-dependent fauna
Date: 07, Sep, 2020
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.
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