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Patch-scale culls of an overabundant bird defeated by immediate recolonization

Beggs, Richard; Tulloch, Ayesha; Pierson, Jennifer; Blanchard, Wade; Crane, Mason; Lindenmayer, David B.


Overabundant native animals cause a variety of human–wildlife conflicts that can require management to reduce their social, environmental, or economic impacts. Culling is an intuitively attractive management response to overabundance, but poor monitoring of results and costs means that evidence for successful outcomes is often lacking. Furthermore, many culls worldwide have been ineffective or counterproductive due to ecological release mechanisms or compensatory responses by the overabundant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-03-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Applications
DOI: 10.1002/eap.1846
Access Rights: Open Access


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