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Population-level declines in Australian predators caused by an invasive species

Doody, J S; Green, B; Rhind, D; Castellano, C.M.; Sims, Rachel; Robinson, T.


The cane toad Bufo marinus has been migrating westward across northern Australia since its introduction as a biological control agent in 1935. It has been implicated in the widespread decline of many native frog-eating predators. To investigate the impacts of this invasive species on native predatory reptiles, annual surveys were conducted from 2001 to 2007 to document variation in the relative abundances of three varanid lizards (Varanus mertensi, Varanus mitchelli and Varanus panoptes) and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Conservation
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2008.00219.x


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