Demise of the dingo

Kennedy M., Phillips B. L., Legge S., Murphy S. A. & Faulkner R. A. (2012) Do dingoes suppress the activity of feral cats in northern Australia? Austral Ecology 37, 134-9.

Aim: 
Whether dingo activity is correlated with cat activity
Type of Study: 
Manipulative experiment
Key Results: 
Negative correlation between cat and dingo activity in northern Australia.
Treatments: 
Baited and non-baited properties.
Response: 
Potential top-down regulation on cats is from dingoes. Feral cats are drivers of native mammal declines in northern Australia, the nature and mechanisms of dingo–cat interactions in this region urgently requires further study.
Models: 
Bayesian analysis
Reviewer: 
Aaron Greenville
Locations: 
Central Kimberley of Western Australia and the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Response variable : 
index of abundance
Replication: 
4504 plot nights across 341 plots within 10 transects.
Ecosystem: 
Northern Australia
Full Reference: 
Kennedy M., Phillips B. L., Legge S., Murphy S. A. & Faulkner R. A. (2012) Do dingoes suppress the activity of feral cats in northern Australia? Austral Ecology 37, 134-9.