Fire and logging reduce homes for threatened mammals

Fire and logging are substantially reducing the number of hollow-bearing trees that threatened and critically endangered Australian mammals can use as homes, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) warns.

Hot possums risk losing their homes

As our world is warming under climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent and intense, yet the vulnerability of our wildlife to such events is poorly understood. New research from Australia's Wet Tropics indicates ...

Possums in NZ prefer leaves high in available protein

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found possums in New Zealand prefer to eat leaves high in available protein, giving authorities new evidence to help them limit possum damage to New Zealand's forests.

Possums in Tasmania growing bolder as devils decline

(—A team of researchers from several universities in Australia has found that brushtail possums have begun altering their foraging habits in light of the decline of Tasmanian devils in Tasmania and other nearby ...

Predators outweigh disease in possum threats

A study looking at pathogen transmission during the translocation of endangered western ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) has provided an insight into assessing the disease risk for populations.

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