University of Canberra
Research Projects
Factors affecting distribution and abundance of Pink-tailed Worm Lizards (Aprasia parapulchella) in the ACT region.
State/Territory: ACT

Like the many threatened species located within the urban and peri-urban and rural mosaic of the ACT region, the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard Aprasia parapulchella faces threats associated with increasing urban and agricultural development. This project aims to identify the habitat variables important to the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard Aprasia parapulchella and the effect of agricultural disturbance on these habitat factors. In addition the potential for using species distribution modelling to predict the occurrence of in the ACT and surrounding areas will be explored with a particular focus on incorporating disturbance into the models.

Geographic location:
Molonglo/Stromlo area Cooleman Ridge, Urambi Hills, The Pinnacle Nature Reserve, Mount Taylor, ACT
Research theme:
Climate Change and Sustainability
Organisation:
Institute for Applied Ecology
Collaborator:
ACT Territory and Municipal Services
Funding agency:
ACT Territory and Municipal Services
Main researchers:
Mr David Wong, Dr Will Osborne, Dr Stephen Sarre, Dr Bernd Gruber, University of Canberra
Timing:
01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2014