Fox, S., Luly, J., Mitchell, C., MacLean, J., Westcott, D. A. (2008) Demographic indications of decline in the spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) on the Atherton Tablelands of northern Queensland. Wildl. Res. 35, 417–424.

Fox, S., Luly, J., Mitchell, C., MacLean, J., Westcott, D. A. (2008) Demographic indications of decline in the spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) on the Atherton Tablelands of northern Queensland. Wildl. Res. 35, 417–424.

Aim: 
To construct a life table for the spectacled flying-fox and provide age estimates based on tooth cementum rings
Type of Study: 
Correlational
Key Results: 
As a result of high mortality, longevity was much shorter than expected from a theoretical basis. Life-table analyses suggest that the population experienced a 16% decrease during the 2 years of study
Treatments: 
NA
Response: 
This study suggests that spectacled flying fox populations are sensitive to increased mortality and that reducing mortality rates should be the primary goal in conservation planning for P. conspicillatus.
Models: 
Life table
Comments: 
The individuals sampled had recently died from paralysis tick.
Reviewer: 
Pia Lentini
Locations: 
Atherton Tablelands, Queensland.
Response variable : 
Distribution of ages of individuals, survival and fecundity
Replication: 
361 individuals
Ecosystem: 
Rainforest
Full Reference: 
Fox, S., Luly, J., Mitchell, C., MacLean, J., Westcott, D. A. (2008) Demographic indications of decline in the spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) on the Atherton Tablelands of northern Queensland. Wildl. Res. 35, 417–424.