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The impact of disease on the survival and population growth rate of the Tasmanian devil

Lachish, Shelly; Jones, Menna E; McCallum, Hamish


1. We investigated the impact of a recently emerged disease, Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), on the survival and population growth rate of a population of Tasmanian devils, Sarcophilus harrisii, on the Freycinet Peninsula in eastern Tasmania. 2. Cormack-Jolly-Seber and multistate mark-recapture models were employed to investigate the impact of DFTD on age- and sex-specific apparent survival and transition rates. Disease impact on population growth rate was investigated using reverse-time...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01272.x


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