Northern NSW Birds

Subject: Northern NSW Birds
From: Peter Kyne <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 12:24:56 +1000
Further to Martin's email, another manuscript published today in Austral ecology:

A. S. GLEN, C. R. DICKMAN, M. E. SOULÉ AND B. G. MACKEY 2007. Evaluating the role of the dingo as a trophic regulator in Australian ecosystems. Austral Ecology 32(5):492-501.

At 12:30 PM 6/21/2007 +1000, wrote:
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
native mammals.

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:


Martin O'Brien
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
PO Box 500,
East Melbourne  3002


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