Recently, hunting has represented a major source of mortality in game animals, including red fox, Vulpes vulpes, populations. Data from hunting studies have been used to explain evolutionary changes (body size, dental structure) in fox populations; however, knowledge of potential sources of bias in these kinds of data is lacking. Moreover, nature and game managers […]
This research is the most comprehensive study of common carp in a single river basin to date. The quantity of samples (983 in the MDB) and collection sites (36 in the MDB) exceeds any previous study of common carp, and is not often achieved amongst other studies of freshwater fish. This is the first study […]
Feral pigs (Sus scrofa) are an invasive species in Australia. Their negative impact on conservation values has been demonstrated, and they are controlled in many areas in the rangelands of Australia. However, they are usually controlled over small, often ad hoc management units (MUs), and previous research has revealed that these MUs can be inadequate. […]
Population genetics can provide information about the demographics and dynamics of invasive species that is beneficial for developing effective control strategies. We studied the population genetics of feral cats on Hawai?i Island by microsatellite analysis to evaluate genetic diversity and population structure, assess gene flow and connectivity among three populations, identify potential source populations, characterise […]
Three years after a population of brush-tailed possums (Trichosurus vulpecula Kerr) in 100 ha of podocarp/mixed hardwood forest in Westland had been trapped to extinction, the study area had been recolonised and the population density was lowest in the alpine forest ( 600 m) and highest in the forest which bordered improved pasture ( 400 […]
This project investigates various aspects of the ecology of foxes in unban Canberra. In particular urban fox population distribution, structure, reproduction, diet and sarcoptic mange prevelence was examined.