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Unintended consequences of invasive predator control in an Australian forest: overabundant wallabies and vegetation change

Dexter, Nick; Hudson, Matt; James, Stuart; MacGregor, Christopher; Lindenmayer, David

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Over-abundance of native herbivores is a problem in many forests worldwide. The abundance of native macropod wallabies is extremely high at Booderee National Park (BNP) in south-eastern Australia. This has occurred because of the reduction of exotic predators through an intensive baiting program, coupled with the absence of other predators. The high density of wallabies at BNP may be inhibiting the recruitment of many plant species following fire-induced recruitment events. We experimentally...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-21
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16052
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069087

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