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Predicting Effects of Predation on Conservation of Endangered Prey
In parts of the world such as the Pacific Islands, Australia, and New Zealand, introduced vertebrate predators have caused the demise of indigenous mammal and bird species. A number of releases forExpand
The Puzzles of Population Cycles and Outbreaks of Small Mammals Solved?
Abstract Well-known examples of high-amplitude, large-scale fluctuations of small-mammal populations include vole cycles in the boreal zone of Eurasia, lemming cycles in the high-arctic tundra ofExpand
Unexpected consequences of control: competitive vs. predator release in a four-species assemblage of invasive mammals.
Invasive species are frequently the target of eradication or control programmes to mitigate their impacts. However, manipulating single species in isolation can lead to unexpected consequences forExpand
Extrinsic and intrinsic factors determine the eruptive dynamics of Brandt's voles Microtus brandti in Inner Mongolia, China
Brandt's voles (Microtus brandti) are small native mammals that inhabit the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China. The species is considered a pest, particularly during population outbreaks, which haveExpand
Limits to predator regulation of rabbits in Australia: evidence from predator-removal experiments
SummaryPredator-prey studies in semi-arid eastern Australia demonstrated that populations of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) could be regulated by predators. The functional, numerical and totalExpand
A model of the dynamics and control of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in feral pigs in Australia.
(1) A model of the progress of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in a single population of feral pigs, Sus scrofa (Linnaeus), is described. The population was divided into categories according toExpand
Density dependence, stochasticity, compensation and predator regulation
This paper presents conceptual models of how density dependence and regulation operates in populations. Limitation is a process which sets the potential equilibrium level, and is caused by all formsExpand
A model of the velocity of advance of foot and mouth disease in feral pigs
(1) A diffusion model was used to calculate the minimum velocity of advance of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in feral pigs Sus scrofa in eastern Australia. The rate of contact betweenExpand
Foxes, rabbits, alternative prey and rabbit calicivirus disease: consequences of a new biological control agent for an outbreaking species in Australia
1. Rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD; also known as rabbit haemorrhagic disease) has been introduced recently as a biocontrol agent for rabbits in Australia. The consequences for fox populations thatExpand
Predation models for primary and secondary prey species
In Australia, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a generalist predator of European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and a range of small to medium-sized native species. The available evidence suggestsExpand