Demise of the dingo

Letnic M., Ritchie E. G. & Dickman C. R. (2012) Top predators as biodiversity regulators: the dingo Canis lupus dingo as a case study. Biological Reviews 87, 390-413.

Aim: 
Review studies of the ecological effects of the dingo to explore the influence of a top predator onbiodiversity at a continental scale.
Type of Study: 
review paper
Key Results: 
Removal of dingoes results in an increase in the abundances and impacts of herbivores andinvasive mesopredators. The loss of dingoes has been linked to widespread lossesof small and medium-sized native mammals, the depletion of plant biomass.
Treatments: 
N/A
Response: 
Dingoes could be used in programs aimed atreducing the predatory impacts of foxes and of herbivoresweighing 7–100 kg.
Models: 
N/A
Reviewer: 
Aaron Greenville
Locations: 
Australia wide
Response variable : 
N/A
Replication: 
N/A
Ecosystem: 
N/A
Full Reference: 
Letnic M., Ritchie E. G. & Dickman C. R. (2012) Top predators as biodiversity regulators: the dingo Canis lupus dingo as a case study. Biological Reviews 87, 390-413.