Table 2: (a) Matrix of vegetation suitability for Isoodon obesulus obesulus and (b) suitability classification of the tallest and lower strata for Isoodon obesulus obesulus. Specht et al. [58] classes are used in the table for vegetation structural forms.

Lower stratum

Tallest stratumSuboptimalSuboptimalSuboptimalUnsuitable


Assessment criteria

Tallest stratum dominants: structural formation
Banksia: heathlandOptimal
Casuarina: low woodland, low open woodlandOptimal
Eucalyptus: tall-open forest, open forest, low-open forest, woodland, open woodland, low woodland, low-open woodland, open scrub, tall shrubland, tall-open shrublandOptimal
Melaleuca: low woodland, low-open woodlandOptimal
Acacia: low-open woodlandSuboptimal
 Mixed or other: low woodland, low-open woodland, tall shrubland, tall-open shrubland, heathland, open heathlandSuboptimal
 Chenopodiaceae: open heathland, sparse heathlandUnsuitable
 Conifers: closed forest, low-open woodlandUnsuitable
 Fabaceae: other herbaceous plantsUnsuitable
 Graminoids: tussock GrasslandUnsuitable
Myoporum: low-open woodlandUnsuitable
Nothofagus: closed forestUnsuitable
 Other grasses: tussock grassland, other herbaceous plantsUnsuitable

Lower stratum growth form
 Low shrubs <2 mOptimal
 Low trees <10 mSuboptimal
 Tall shrubs >2 mSuboptimal
 Hummock grassesUnsuitable
 Other herbaceous plantsUnsuitable
 Tussocky or tufted grassesUnsuitable
 No lower stratumUnsuitable