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Is It Benign or Is It a Pariah? Empirical Evidence for the Impact of the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) on Australian Birds

Grarock, Kate; Tidemann, Christopher R.; Wood, Jeffrey; Lindenmayer, David B


There is widespread concern over the impact of introduced species on biodiversity, but the magnitude of these impacts can be variable. Understanding the impact of an introduced species is essential for effective management. However, empirical evidence of the impact of an introduced species can be difficult to obtain, especially when the impact is through competition. Change in species abundance is often slow and gradual, coinciding with environmental change. As a result, negative impacts on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-07-11
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040622


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