We investigated changes in the spatial organisation of individuals within a population of endangered Southern Bell Frogs (Litoria raniformis) over an eight-month period. Our results identified strong temporal changes in both spatial organisation and the apparent location of L. raniformis within the study site. Ripley’s K Function analyses showed that the position of individuals relative to one another shifted from random immediately after the study site was flooded (p<0.005), to strongly clustered at spatial scales between 0-1500m during the peak breeding period (p<0.005). The majority of flooded areas were dry by April and May and individuals again became aggregated within the remaining waterbodies.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Pacific Conservation Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|