Does the time of monitoring affect detection of the Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon?

Project: Research

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Description

This Honours student will investigate whether changing the time of sampling influences the detectability of Grassland Earless Dragons. A recent study conducted by the University of Canberra (unpublished data), suggested that Grassland Earless Dragon detection may be influenced by ambient temperature, with higher detections associated with cooler temperatures early in the day, when Grassland Earless Dragons were still in burrows. The honours project will therefore be required to test the hypothesis that sampling earlier in the day (from 5am-9am, or similar) will enhance the detection rate of the Grassland Earless Dragons at the same monitoring sites (or a subset of sites) where annual monitoring is conducted by the ACT Government.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date6/02/2030/11/20