Investigate how the abundance of an endangered rodent, Notomys fuscus is affected by the dingo, introducedmesopredators, introduced herbivores, kangaroos and rainfall.
Type of Study:
N. fuscus abundance was associated positively with dingo activity and long-term annual rainfall and negatively with red fox activity.
Dingo control vs un-controlled properties
Dingoes are important inconservation programmes by reducing the impacts of mesopredators.
Response variable :
index of abundance, counts, % cover.
3 paired sites, with 8 trapping grids.
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.