Wildlife Research and Management Pty Ltd

Project overview Banksia Awards Burrowing bettong Western barred bandicoot Sticknest rats Earthwatch Publications

Selected publications - threatened fauna at Heirisson Prong.

Short, J. and Turner, B. (2000). Reintroduction of the burrowing bettong Bettongia lesueur  (Marsupialia: Potoroidae) to mainland Australia. Biological Conservation 96, 185-196.

Short, J. (2016). Predation by feral cats key to the failure of a long-term reintroduction of the western barred bandicoot Perameles bougainville. Wildlife Research 43, 38-50.

Short, J., O'Neill, S., and Richards, J.D. (2018). Irruption and collapse of a population of pale field-rat Rattus tunneyi at Heirisson Prong, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 40, 36-46.

Short, J., Richards, J.D., and O'Neill, S. (2018). Reintroduction of the greater stick-nest rat to Heirisson Prong, Shark Bay: an unsuccessful attempt to establish a mainland population. Australian Mammalogy 40, 269-280.

A complete list of publications and theses emanating out of the Heirisson Prong project (1994-2018) can be accessed here.

Current effort focuses on a write-up updating the 24-year history of the burrowing bettong population on Heirisson Prong.