An evaluation of two methods of assessing feral cat and dingo abundance in central Australia

We evaluated the efficacy of spotlight surveys and passive track surveys conducted along roads for assessing the relative abundance of feral cats and dingoes in a semi-arid rangeland environment in central Australia. Track surveys were more time-efficient than spotlight surveys and offered higher precision. We cover a range of issues that need to be considered when using track-based surveys to assess population change. We also discuss the merits of other techniques used to monitor the abundance of mammalian carnivores.

Author Edwards, G. P., de Preu, N. D., Shakeshaft, B. J. and Crealy, I. V.
Date null
Year 2000
Secondary title Wildlife Research
Volume 27
Pages 143-149
Notes Notes
Region NT