Wildlife Research and Management Pty Ltd
We have amassed 2861 records of the occurrence of Malleefowl in the Western Australian
wheatbelt (see map below). Community groups provided much of this data -
This data records presence of Malleefowl, but not absence. The dataset was collected largely from opportunistic sightings, rather than from a structured program. As a result, the level of effort varied greatly over time and space, greatly limiting the interpretations that could be made from the data.
We have made use of the presence-
Results from analyses are summarised in the and detailed in manuscripts in press in the scientific literature. Key analyses include:
· an assessment of extent of range contraction over time;
· differences in climate across the range of the species and the possible future effects of climate change;
· habitat preferences; and
· the likely impact of fire frequency and extent on Malleefowl in the Western Australian wheatbelt.