Removal of critical rock habitat threatens biodiversity

Michael, D. R., Lindenmayer, D. B., & Cunningham, R. B. (2010) Managing rock outcrops to improve biodiversity conservation in Australian agricultural landscapes. Ecological Management & Restoration, 11(1), 43-50.

Aim: 
A review of the literature on granite outcrops in agricultural landscapes.
Type of Study: 
Review paper
Key Results: 
Rocky outcrops are prominent in agricultural landscapes. Reptiles are a major component of these habitats and many species are restricted to, and more abundant on, rocky outcrops. Rock outcrops provide reptiles with resources that are limited in the surrounding landscape (e.g. micro-gradients in climatic conditions, basking and retreat-sites). Significant knowledge gaps exist on the conservation values of small, rocky outcrops.
Reviewer: 
Damian Michael
Full Reference: 
Michael, D. R., Lindenmayer, D. B., & Cunningham, R. B. (2010) Managing rock outcrops to improve biodiversity conservation in Australian agricultural landscapes. Ecological Management & Restoration, 11(1), 43-50.