Demise of the dingo

Letnic M., Crowther M. S. & Koch F. (2009) Does a top-predator provide an endangered rodent with refuge from an invasive mesopredator? Anim. Conserv. 12, 302-12.

Aim: 
Investigate how the abundance of an endangered rodent, Notomys fuscus is affected by the dingo, introducedmesopredators, introduced herbivores, kangaroos and rainfall.
Type of Study: 
Manipulative experiment
Key Results: 
N. fuscus abundance was associated positively with dingo activity and long-term annual rainfall and negatively with red fox activity.
Treatments: 
Dingo control vs un-controlled properties
Response: 
Dingoes are important inconservation programmes by reducing the impacts of mesopredators.
Models: 
Model selection
Reviewer: 
Aaron Greenville
Locations: 
Strzelecki Desert
Response variable : 
index of abundance, counts, % cover.
Replication: 
3 paired sites, with 8 trapping grids.
Ecosystem: 
Arid zone
Full Reference: 
Letnic M., Crowther M. S. & Koch F. (2009) Does a top-predator provide an endangered rodent with refuge from an invasive mesopredator? Anim. Conserv. 12, 302-12.