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Do Australian small mammals respond to native and introduced predator odours?

Coevolution is thought to have led to many small mammal species avoiding the scent marks of their main mammalian predators, as they provide a reliable cue to predation risk. Most support for this hypothesis comes from northern hemisphere predator/prey systems, however, it is unclear whether this avoidance of predator faecal odour occurs in Australia’s mammalian […]

Reference Type
Journal Article
Year
2007
Author
BENJAMIN G. RUSSELL AND PETER B. BANKS

Two ecological universes separated by the Dingo Barrier Fence in semi-arid Australia: interactions between landscapes, herbivory and carnivory, with and without dingoes

This paper challenges conclusions of Caughley et al. (1980) that the abundance of red kangaroos (Macropus rufus) in western New South Wales is solely due to lack of dingoes (Canis lupus dingo), and vice versa for neighbouring South Australia. A Dingo Barrier Fence divides the two different ecological systems, which have sheep in New South […]

Reference Type
Journal Article
Year
2001
Author
Newsome, A. E., Catling, P. C., Cooke, B. D. and Smyth, R.