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Macropod carrying capacity for Maria Island National Park A Review

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Ingram, J, Macropod carrying capacity for Maria Island National Park - A Review, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Hobart, Australia (2013) [Consultants Report]


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Abstract

A review of scientific literature resulted in ten concepts for carrying capacity, with the most appropriate being: the density where herbivore populations reach equilibrium with their resources, predators and competitors. Three different approaches for estimating carrying capacity have been assessed: 1) the use of Dry Sheep Equivalents (DSE); 2) the use of Ecosystem Modelling; and, 3) results from a Stochastic Ricker Model. Estimates for the common wombat Vombatus ursinus have been included where possible due to the additional grazing impacts on Maria Island NP from an estimated 1667 wombats (J. Ingram, Unpublished Data).

Item Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:carrying capacity field metabolic rate dry sheep equivalent macropod
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments not elsewhere classified
Author:Ingram, J (Ms Janeane Ingram)
ID Code:118578
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-07-13
Last Modified:2017-07-14
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