Bilby droppings used to measure stress levels
Bilby droppings are being used by scientists who have pioneered a new technique to measure stress levels of the endangered marsupial. A study published in the European Journal of Wildlife Research found levels of the stress hormone cortisol in bilbies in captive …
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- Ballantyne, K., Matson, P., Noakes, N., Nicolson, V., Johnston, S.D., (2009) Reproductive physiology of the female greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis Thylacomyidae): evidence for a male-induced luteal phase. CSIRO 2009, 274-282
- Dunwoody. E., Liu, X., McDougall, K. (2009) A spatial analysis of greater bilby (macrotis lagotis) habitat in south-west Queensland. Proceedings of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, Adelaide 2009, Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute, pp. 977-986.
- Evans, N; Narayan, E and Hero, J (2013) Effects of natural weathering conditions on faecal cortisol metabolite measurements in the greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) Australian Journal of Zoology,published online 29 October 2013
- Gibson. L. (2001) Seasonal changes in the diet, food availability and food preference of the greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) in south-western Queensland. Wildlife Research, 28: 121–134.
- Johnston, SD., Rumph, C., Lucht, M., Stenzel, D., (2010) Studies of Male Reproduction in the Greater Bilby Macrotis lagotis. Zoologist, 35 (2): 316-330
- Smith. S., McRae. P., Hughes. J. (2009) Faecal DNA analysis enables genetic monitoring of the species recovery program for an arid-dwelling marsupial. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57: 139–148.
- Southgate. R., Christie. P., Bellchambers. K. (2000) Breeding biology of captive, reintroduced and wild greater bilbies, Macrotis lagotis (Marsupialia: Peramelidae). Wildlife Research, 27: 621–628.