Predicting Ecosystem Wide Impacts of Wallaby Management Using a Fuzzy Cognitive Map
Dexter, Nick; Ramsey, David S L; MacGregor, Chris; Lindenmayer, David B
At Booderee National Park, south-eastern Australia, the intensive control of the introduced red fox (Vulpes vulpes) resulted in a major increase in the abundance of a browsing macropod, the swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor). This has led to a major decrease in the abundance and biomass of a range of palatable plant species. Fox control has also started a trophic cascade that has resulted in a decline in the abundance of the greater glider (Petauroides volans) a folivorous arboreal marsupial,...[Show more]
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