About the Authors
- Romane H. Cristescu, Peter B. Banks
- School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Kensington NSW, Australia
- Romane H. Cristescu, Frank N. Carrick
- Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD, Australia
- Peter B. Banks
- School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney NSW, Australia
- Céline Frère
- Centre for Ecology and Conservation, The University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Sibelco Australia - Mineral Sand supported this research through the ongoing provision of logistical support, access to company sites and relevant maps/databases. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.
Conceived and designed the experiments: RC PB FC CF. Performed the experiments: RC. Analyzed the data: RC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RC. Wrote the paper: RC PB FC CF.