Demise of the dingo

Greenville A. C., Wardle G. M., Tamayo B. & Dickman C. R. (2014) Bottom-up and top-down processes interact to modify intraguild interactions in resource-pulse environments. Oecologia 175, 1349-58.

Aim: 
To investigate how resource pulses change intraguild predator interactions
Type of Study: 
correlational with no pre-determined gradient or contrast
Key Results: 
They found that dingoes predictably suppress abundances of the mesopredators and that the effects are strongest during declines and busts in prey numbers
Treatments: 
number of dingo photos
Response: 
Top predators like the dingo provide net benefits to prey populations by suppressing mesopredators during prolonged bust periods when prey populations are lowand potentially vulnerable
Models: 
Frequentist
Reviewer: 
Aaron Greenville
Locations: 
Simpson Desert, QLD
Response variable : 
red fox and feral cat photo numbers
Replication: 
25
Ecosystem: 
arid
Full Reference: 
Greenville A. C., Wardle G. M., Tamayo B. & Dickman C. R. (2014) Bottom-up and top-down processes interact to modify intraguild interactions in resource-pulse environments. Oecologia 175, 1349-58.