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Devils and disease in the landscape: the impact of disease on devils in the wild and on the Tasmanian ecosystem

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Jones, ME and Hamede, RK and Hollings, T and McCallum, HI, Devils and disease in the landscape: the impact of disease on devils in the wild and on the Tasmanian ecosystem, Saving the Tasmanian devil: recovery using science-based management, CSIRO Publishing, C Hogg, S Fox, D Pemberton, L Belov (ed), Australia, pp. 85-100. ISBN 9781486307180 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

Official URL: https://ebooks.publish.csiro.au/content/saving-tas...

Abstract

When populations of animals encounter a novel infectious disease, the effects can be devastating both for individuals and the population as a whole. Mortality is frequently high, outpacing breeding, leading to severe population decline. An extreme example is the devastation of native American populations from smallpox, a disease native to Europe, across vast regions of the Americas following the arrival of the Spanish in the 1600s (Mann 2005). A similar scenario has played out over the last 20 years since devil facial tumour disease emerged in Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Tasmanian devil, devil facial tumour disease, wildlife disease
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Jones, ME (Professor Menna Jones)
UTAS Author:Hamede, RK (Dr Rodrigo Hamede Ross)
UTAS Author:Hollings, T (Miss Tracey Hollings)
ID Code:130312
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT100100250)
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2019-01-18
Last Modified:2020-05-20
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