Demise of the dingo

Letnic M., Koch F., Gordon C., Crowther M. S. & Dickman C. R. (2009) Keystone effects of an alien top-predator stem extinctions of native mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276, 3249-56.

Aim: 
Fewer cats, foxes and kanagroos in presence of dingo. Rabbits, small mammals and grass to increase in presence of dingo.
Type of Study: 
Manipulative experiment
Key Results: 
Dingo removal was linked to increased activity of herbivores and the red fox, and to the lossof grass cover and native species of small mammals.
Treatments: 
Dingo control vs un-controlled properties
Response: 
Reintroducing or maintaining dingo populations would produce a net benefit for the conservation of threatened native mammals across greater than 2.42 x10^6 km2 of Australia.
Models: 
Frequentist
Reviewer: 
Aaron Greenville
Locations: 
Strzelecki Desert
Response variable : 
index of abundance.
Replication: 
8 paired sites
Ecosystem: 
Arid zone
Full Reference: 
Letnic M., Koch F., Gordon C., Crowther M. S. & Dickman C. R. (2009) Keystone effects of an alien top-predator stem extinctions of native mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276, 3249-56.