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The dingo and biodiversity conservation: response to Fleming et al. (2012)


Johnson, CN and Ritchie, EG, The dingo and biodiversity conservation: response to Fleming et al. (2012), Australian Mammalogy, 35, (1) pp. 8-14. ISSN 0310-0049 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/AM12005


Several authors have recently argued that dingoes could be used to help conserve biodiversity in Australia. Fleming et al. (2012) [Australian Mammalogy 34, 119–131] offer the alternative view that restoration of dingo predation is unlikely to help native species, and is more likely to do harm. We think many of the arguments used by Fleming et al. to reach that conclusion are either unsound or beside the point, and we explain why.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:top predator, Canis lupus, ecological restoration, feral cat, mesopredator release, red fox, trophic cascade, wildlife conservation
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Johnson, CN (Professor Christopher Johnson)
ID Code:83765
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2013-03-21
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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