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Comparison of methods to detect rare and cryptic species: A case study using the red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Vine, S. J.; Crowther, M. S.; Lapidge, S. J.; Dickman, Chris R.; Mooney, N.; Piggott, Maxine; English, A. W.


Choosing the appropriate method to detect and monitor wildlife species is difficult if the species is rare or cryptic in appearance or behaviour. We evaluated the effectiveness of the following four methods for detecting red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) on the basis of equivalent person hours in a rural landscape in temperate Australia: camera traps, hair traps (using morphology and DNA from hair follicles), scats from bait stations (using DNA derived from the scats) and spotlighting. We also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR08069


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