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Experiments in no-impact control of dingoes: comment on Allen et al. 2013


Johnson, CN and Crowther, MS and Dickman, CR and Letnic, MI and Newsome, TM and Nimmo, DG and Ritchie, EG and Wallach, AD, Experiments in no-impact control of dingoes: comment on Allen et al. 2013, Frontiers in Zoology, 11 Article 17. ISSN 1742-9994 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-17


There has been much recent debate in Australia over whether lethal control of dingoes incurs environmental costs, particularly by allowing increase of populations of mesopredators such as red foxes and feral cats. Allen et al. (2013) claim to show in their recent study that suppression of dingo activity by poison baiting does not lead to mesopredator release, because mesopredators are also suppressed by poisoning. We show that this claim is not supported by the data and analysis reported in Allen et al.ís paper.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:dingo, mesopredator release, fox, cat
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Johnson, CN (Professor Christopher Johnson)
ID Code:93215
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2014-07-17
Last Modified:2015-06-09
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