A snippet of information for those interested in reading about the
importance of 'top order' predators in Australia and how the presence of
such predators is likely to be contributing to the conservation of certain
I can thoroughly recommend the following papers.
Glen, A. S. & Dickman, C. R. (2005) Complex interactions among mammalian
carnivores in Australia, and their implications for wildlife management.
Biol. Rev. 80: 387-401.
Johnson, C. N., Isaac, J. L. & Fisher, D. O. (2007) Rarity of a top
predator triggers continent-wide collapse of mammal prey: dingoes and
marsupials in Australia. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. (Biological Sciences) 274:
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
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