Test if the dingo may suppress the introduced cat and red fox.
Type of Study:
All 6 feral cats died between 20 and 103 days after release and dingoes were implicated in the deaths of at least 3 cats. Interference competition was the dominant mechanism of suppression.
mesopredators killed or not.
Recommend thatfunctional dingo populations in rangeland areas are maintainedat landscape scales and that dingo control for calfprotection is restricted to targeted control during exceptionalcircumstances.
Roxby Downs, SA
Response variable :
counts, activity time, distance moved.
Reintroducing 7 foxes and 6 feral cats into a 37 km2 fenced paddock in arid South Australia inhabited by a male and female dingo.
Moseby K. E., Neilly H., Read J. L. & Crisp H. A. (2012) Interactions between a top order predator and exotic mesopredators in the Australian rangelands. International Journal of Ecology 2012.