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Do dingoes suppress the activity of feral cats in northern Australia?

Kennedy, Malcolm; Phillips, Ben L.; Legge, Sarah; Murphy, Stephen; Faulkner, Richard A.

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Large predators can have profound impacts on community composition. Not only do they directly affect prey abundance, they also indirectly affect prey abundance through their direct effects on smaller predators. In Australia, dingoes fill the role of a large predator and, in southern Australia, have clear impacts on introduced foxes. Their effect on introduced cats, however, is less clear. Here we present data from multiple sites across northern Australia (where foxes are absent), which reveal a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68188
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02256.x

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