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Livestock guardian dogs as surrogate top predators? How Maremma sheepdogs affect a wildlife community

van Bommel, Linda; Johnson, Chris N


Use of livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) to reduce predation on livestock is increasing. However, how these dogs influence the activity of wildlife, including predators, is not well understood. We used pellet counts and remote cameras to investigate the effects of free ranging LGDs on four large herbivores (eastern gray kangaroo, common wombat, swamp wallaby, and sambar deer) and one mesopredator (red fox) in Victoria, Australia. Generalized mixed models and one- and two-species detection models...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-08-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology and evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2412


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