Demise of the dingo

Ritchie E. G. & Johnson C. N. (2009) Predator interactions, mesopredator release and biodiversity conservation. Ecology Letters 12, 982-98.

Aim: 
Review and synthesis of studies of predatorinteractions, mesopredator release and their impacts on biodiversity
Type of Study: 
review paper
Key Results: 
Mesopredator suppression by apex predators is widespread geographically and taxonomically. Motivates changes in behaviour and habitat use that limit mesopredator distribution and abundance.
Treatments: 
N/A
Response: 
There is potential for the restoration of apexpredators to have benefits for biodiversity conservation through moderation of theimpacts of mesopredators on their prey
Models: 
N/A
Reviewer: 
Aaron Greenville
Locations: 
Global review, with emphasis on dingoes
Response variable : 
N/A
Replication: 
N/A
Ecosystem: 
N/A
Full Reference: 
Ritchie E. G. & Johnson C. N. (2009) Predator interactions, mesopredator release and biodiversity conservation. Ecology Letters 12, 982-98.