How dingoes sculpt the shape of sand dunes in the Australian desert

A new study by UNSW scientists has shown how the presence – and absence – of dingoes affects the desert landscape.

“It really demonstrates that removing predators triggers trophic cascades that have these far-reaching implications,” says Associate Professor Mike Letnic, who led the UNSW School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences research team.

“It extends far beyond a simple predator and prey relationship. It trickles down to even how the wind blows and sand moves in the desert.”

Read the media release on the UNSW website.