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The Ought-Ecology of Ferals: An Emerging Dialogue in Invasion Biology and Animal Studies

Wilson, Anna; Wilson, David; Robin, Libby


This paper considers how the natural sciences and humanities describe and discuss the biota described as ‘feral’, showing that it is employed differently by the various professionals and researchers. Recognizing that metaphors can colour outcomes for sustainability and for the animals themselves, we have explored the interdisciplinary context that has created this as a pejorative term. Through the lens of history, we explore how ‘feral’ has changed its meaning over time in practical management...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Zoologist
DOI: 10.7882/AZ.2016.027
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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