Tag Archives: European hare

Risk Assessment for Australia – Hare (Lepus europaeus)

Models for assessing the risk that exotic vertebrates could establish in Australia have been developed for mammals, birds (Bomford 2003; Bomford 2006, 2008), reptiles and amphibians (Bomford 2006, 2008; Bomford et al. 2005). These Risk Assessment models have been further explored by DAFWA to confirm that they reasonably predict public safety, establishment and pest risks […]

Comparisons between two successful invaders: the European hare Lepus europaeus and the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus in Australia.

The invasion of Australia by the European hare Lepus europaeus has been overshadowed by the contemporaneous invasion by the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus. In this thesis, I sought explanations as to why the hare was successful, why that success was limited, and why the rabbit sometimes displaced the hare. From dissections of female hares, I […]