• Climate change and the koala Phascolarctos cinereus: water and energy

      Ellis, William A.H.; Melzer, A.; Clifton, I.; Carrick, F.; (2010)
      We studied two groups of koalas during a drought in central Queensland to investigate potential impacts of climatic variability on the physiology and behaviour of this species. The tree use, water turnover, field metabolic rate and diet of koalas during autumn and spring were compared to a similar study of koalas in summer and winter, also in central Queensland, to generate a seasonal picture of the response of koalas to climatic variation....
    • Resilience to chronic defoliation in a dioecious understorey tropical rain forest palm

      López-Toledo, Leonel; Endress, Bryan A.; Anten, N.; Ackerly, D.; Martinez-Ramos, M. (2012)
      Chronic defoliation reduces fitness components of C. elegans palms differentially between genders. Recovery is gradual and is slower and less complete in females compared with males. The lower level of resilience to chronic defoliation shown by female plants may have profound consequences for the dynamics and genetic variability of populations of tropical understorey plants...