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Advanced Sustainable Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ambiens. Revista Iberoamericana Universitaria en Ambiente, Sociedad y Sustentabilidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Museum Novitates     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Arcada : Revista de conservación del patrimonio cultural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archeomatica     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Arid Land Research and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 244)
Biological Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 376)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Catalysis for Sustainable Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Challenges in Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Chelonian Conservation and Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Conservación Vegetal     Open Access  
Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conservation Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 335)
Conservation Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Conservation Science and Practice     Open Access  
Diversity and Distributions     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
Earth's Future     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eastern European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eco-Entrepreneur     Open Access  
Ecological Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 199)
Ecological Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecological Restoration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 95)
Ecology and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Environment and Natural Resources Journal     Open Access  
Environmental and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Ethnobiology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
Functional Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Ecology and Biogeography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Global Ecology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Ideas in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Conservation     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis, and Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Soil and Water Conservation Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intervención     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Nature Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of East African Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Industrial Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Paper Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Sustainable Mining     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Threatened Taxa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Julius-Kühn-Archiv     Open Access  
Lakes & Reservoirs Research & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Landscape and Urban Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Madagascar Conservation & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Media Konservasi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription  
Natural Resources and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Natural Resources Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nature Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Nature Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Natureza & Conservação : Brazilian Journal of Nature Conservation     Open Access  
Neotropical Biology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies     Open Access  
Northeastern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Northwestern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription  
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nusantara Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ocean Acidification     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
One Ecosystem     Open Access  
Oryx     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Pacific Conservation Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Park Watch     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability     Hybrid Journal  
Rangeland Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Recursos Rurais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Recycling     Open Access  
Resources, Conservation & Recycling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling : X     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Restoration Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Revista de Ciencias Ambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Direito e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Memorare     Open Access  
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Savana Cendana     Open Access  
Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Socio-Ecological Practice Research     Hybrid Journal  
Soil Ecology Letters     Hybrid Journal  
Southeastern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Sustainable Earth     Open Access  
Sustainable Environment Agricultural Science (SEAS)     Open Access  
Sustentabilidade em Debate     Open Access  
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The American Midland Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
The Southwestern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Tropical Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Tropical Ecology     Hybrid Journal  
VITRUVIO : International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Water Conservation Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Western North American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Wildfowl     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Wildlife Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Wildlife Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Wildlife Research
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.874
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 15  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1035-3712 - ISSN (Online) 1448-5494
Published by CSIRO Publishing Homepage  [26 journals]
  • Cat ecology, impacts and management in Australia
    • Authors: Sarah Legge, John C. Z. Woinarski, Chris R. Dickman, Tim S. Doherty, Hugh McGregor, Brett P. Murphy
      Abstract: Sarah Legge, John C. Z. Woinarski, Chris R. Dickman, Tim S. Doherty, Hugh McGregor, Brett P. Murphy - Volume 47(8)
      Environmental context. The quality of drinking water can be greatly compromised by the presence of dimethyl polysulfides. We studied the rate and mechanism of decomposition of dimethyl polysulfides in aqueous solution under solar irradiation, and found that they decompose photochemically in seconds to minutes, i.e. much faster than under dark conditions. These results suggest that photochemical pathways of dimethyl polysulfide decomposition may prevail in euphotic zones of natural aquatic systems.

      Citation: Wildlife Research - Volume 47(8)
      PubDate: 2020-10-22
      DOI: 10.1071/WRv47n8_ED
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 8 (2020)
       
  • Minimising mortalities in capturing wildlife: refinement of helicopter
           darting of chital deer (Axis axis) in Australia
    • Authors: Jordan O. Hampton, Matthew Amos, Anthony Pople, Michael Brennan, David M. Forsyth
      Abstract: Jordan O. Hampton, Matthew Amos, Anthony Pople, Michael Brennan, David M. Forsyth

      Helicopter darting is a useful capture technique for large mammals but presents considerable animal welfare risks. This study assessed helicopter darting for chital deer in Australia and demonstrated that the technique caused considerable adverse animal welfare events including mortalities. We make recommendations for how to monitor and refine helicopter darting for chital deer. Photograph by Jordan Hampton.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-12-23
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20106
       
  • Comparison of morphological and molecular methods to identify the diet of
           a generalist omnivore
    • Authors: Stuart Dawson, Natasha Tay, Telleasha Greay, Alexander Gofton, Charlotte Oskam, Patricia A. Fleming
      Abstract: Stuart Dawson, Natasha Tay, Telleasha Greay, Alexander Gofton, Charlotte Oskam, Patricia A. Fleming

      The diet of a species is key for gaining an understanding of its ecology. We compared microscopic analysis and DNA barcoding of scats of the greater bilby, and show that the methods are best used in concert. Researchers and land managers should use both approaches to gain a robust understanding of the bilby diet, and manage landscapes accordingly. Photograph by Stuart Dawson.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-12-08
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19079
       
  • When do predator exclusion fences work best' A spatially explicit
           modelling approach
    • Authors: C. Pacioni, M. S. Kennedy, D. S. L. Ramsey
      Abstract: C. Pacioni, M. S. Kennedy, D. S. L. Ramsey

      Exclusion fences are increasingly used to prevent interactions between predators and assets of interest. We aimed to quantify the interaction among factors that affect fencing efficiency. Our results demonstrated that exclusion fences can be a very effective and should be used either as a preventive measure, or when the initial predator density is very low. Photograph by DPIRD (camera trap).

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-11-27
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19192
       
  • Small mammal diversity is higher in infrequently compared with frequently
           
    • Authors: Stefania Ondei, Lynda D. Prior, Hugh W. McGregor, Angela M. Reid, Chris N. Johnson, Tom Vigilante, Catherine Goonack, Desmond Williams, David M. J. S. Bowman
      Abstract: Stefania Ondei, Lynda D. Prior, Hugh W. McGregor, Angela M. Reid, Chris N. Johnson, Tom Vigilante, Catherine Goonack, Desmond Williams, David M. J. S. Bowman

      We evaluated the influence of fire regimes and vegetation type on species richness and detection rate of small mammals in the north Kimberley. Low fire frequency and, to a lesser extent, presence of rainforests were associated with more diverse and abundant small mammal assemblages. These findings support the theory that disturbance regimes might contribute to small-mammal decline. Photograph by Stefania Ondei (camera trap).

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-11-27
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20010
       
  • Seasonal movements and site utilisation by Asian water buffalo (Bubalus
           bubalis) in tropical savannas and floodplains of northern Australia
    • Authors: Hamish A. Campbell, David A. Loewensteiner, Brett P. Murphy, Stewart Pittard, Clive R. McMahon
      Abstract: Hamish A. Campbell, David A. Loewensteiner, Brett P. Murphy, Stewart Pittard, Clive R. McMahon

      The Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is an introduced herbivore of the savannas and floodplains of northern Australia. Using animal telemetry and remote sensing data, we show that buffalo clans exhibit different late dry season ecological strategies depending on whether they inhabit lowland floodplain or upland savanna. This causes different scales and types of environmental damage and should be considered when managing buffalo population densities. Photograph by Jessie Northfield.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-11-24
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20070
       
  • Damage to silo bags by mammals in agroecosystems: a contribution for
           mitigating human–wildlife conflicts
    • Authors: Emmanuel Zufiaurre, Agustín M. Abba, David Bilenca
      Abstract: Emmanuel Zufiaurre, Agustín M. Abba, David Bilenca

      Breaks in silo-bag linings alter the internal atmosphere causing losses of stored harvest. We described the incidence and intensity of breaks in silo bag by mammals and recorded damage in 49% of 306 silo bags sampled. Our results showed that farmer’s decision on the location of silo bags has significant implications in mitigating human–wildlife conflicts. Photograph by Agustín M. Abba.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-11-11
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20045
       
  • Red deer allocate vigilance differently in response to spatio-temporal
           patterns of risk from human hunters and wolves
    • Authors: Nathan J. Proudman, Marcin Churski, Jakub W. Bubnicki, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Dries P. J. Kuijper
      Abstract: Nathan J. Proudman, Marcin Churski, Jakub W. Bubnicki, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Dries P. J. Kuijper

      Ungulates must optimally balance vigilance and feeding. This study assessed red deer vigilance patterns in response to human hunters and wolves in the Białowieża Forest, Poland, via camera trapping. Red deer showed increased vigilance during the hunting season and were more vigilant at night within reserves, when wolf activity is highest, and more vigilant during the day outside of reserves, when human risk is highest. Understanding the interplay between risk effects from humans and predators is vital for forest management. Photograph by Adam Wajrak.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-11-11
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20059
       
  • The relationships between land use and amphibian assemblages in a
           traditional agricultural area, the Sun Moon Lake, of Taiwan
    • Authors: Chau-Ren Jung, Sheng-Hai Wu
      Abstract: Chau-Ren Jung, Sheng-Hai Wu

      Understanding the relationships between land use and amphibian habitat selection would help make conservation-management and habitat-restoration decisions. The present study aimed to assess the associations between different land-use types and individual anuran species in a traditional agricultural area of Taiwan. We also tested the hypothesis that connectivity and land-use heterogeneity are important in determining species richness. Our data suggested that land-use heterogeneity should be a primary consideration for increasing amphibian species richness. Photograph by Chau-Ren Jung.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-11-06
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20025
       
  • Harvesting predators: simulation of population recovery and controlled
           harvest of saltwater crocodiles Crocodylus porosus
    • Authors: Yusuke Fukuda, Grahame Webb, Glenn Edwards, Keith Saalfeld, Peter Whitehead
      Abstract: Yusuke Fukuda, Grahame Webb, Glenn Edwards, Keith Saalfeld, Peter Whitehead

      Management of saltwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory is shifting from restoring depleted population to managing an abundant population through controlled harvests for commercial purposes and public safety. Simulations suggested that harvesting since protection has had no adverse impact and survival of adults has a much larger impact than egg harvest, which should be accounted for in future harvest scenarios. Photograph by Yusuke Fukuda.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-10-28
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20033
       
  • Calling behaviour in the invasive Asian house gecko (Hemidactylus
           frenatus) and implications for early detection
    • Authors: Jaimie M. Hopkins, Megan Higgie, Conrad J. Hoskin
      Abstract: Jaimie M. Hopkins, Megan Higgie, Conrad J. Hoskin

      The Asian house gecko continues to spread into new areas, globally, including natural habitats. We assessed calling behaviour as a means for detection. The conspicuous ‘chik, chik, chik…’ call is only uttered by males, primarily as adults, and more when paired with a female than another male. There are clear peaks in calling just before sunrise and at sunset. These results can be used to guide optimal call surveys. Photograph by Jaimie Hopkins.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-10-14
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20003
       
  • Lost at sea: determining geographic origins of illegally traded green sea
           turtles (Chelonia mydas) rescued on Hainan Island, China
    • Authors: Daniel Gaillard, Frederick C. Yeh, Liu Lin, Huai-Qing Chen, Ting Zhang, Shu-Jin Luo, Hai-Tao Shi
      Abstract: Daniel Gaillard, Frederick C. Yeh, Liu Lin, Huai-Qing Chen, Ting Zhang, Shu-Jin Luo, Hai-Tao Shi

      Historically, illegal harvesting and by-catch by fishermen have caused dramatic declines in green turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations in Southeast Asian waters, and, alarmingly, these activities continue today. We obtained confiscated green turtles from Hainan Island, China, and used a genetic approach to determine that the Paracel Islands and the Sulu Sea rookeries are the most heavily affected areas by Hainan fishermen. We suggest that more work by the Chinese government needs to be undertaken to deter collection, and to increase the protection of turtles, at nesting rookeries in the Paracel Islands. Photograph by Liu Lin.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-10-06
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19127
       
  • Flooding-induced mortality of loggerhead sea turtle eggs
    • Authors: Colin J. Limpus, Jeffrey D. Miller, Joseph B. Pfaller
      Abstract: Colin J. Limpus, Jeffrey D. Miller, Joseph B. Pfaller

      Marine turtle eggs are vulnerable to flooding throughout incubation. We evaluated the interactive effects of flooding duration and incubation stage on the hatching success of loggerhead turtle eggs and found that eggs in the middle portion of incubation can tolerate some flooding, whereas eggs within 1 week of laying or hatching are less tolerant to flooding. Our results inform management practices of marine turtles in the face of climate change. Photograph by Colin J. Limpus.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-10-06
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20080
       
  • Optimising deployment time of remote cameras to estimate abundance of
           female bighorn sheep
    • Authors: Jace C. Taylor, Steven B. Bates, Jericho C. Whiting, Brock R. McMillan, Randy T. Larsen
      Abstract: Jace C. Taylor, Steven B. Bates, Jericho C. Whiting, Brock R. McMillan, Randy T. Larsen

      Biologists accumulate large quantities of images from remote cameras. We estimated bighorn sheep abundance by using counts from the days cameras were deployed at water sources. We obtained precise abundance estimates with 12 days of sampling and could have avoided analysing >80% of images, saving time and money. Our findings can help researchers reduce cost of setting and analysing photographs for ungulate population monitoring. Photograph by Jace Taylor.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-28
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20069
       
  • Beliefs, perceived risks and acceptability of lethal management of wild
           pigs
    • Authors: Jerry J. Vaske, Craig A. Miller, Hailey E. McLean, Lauren M. Jaebker
      Abstract: Jerry J. Vaske, Craig A. Miller, Hailey E. McLean, Lauren M. Jaebker

      This article examined the relationships among farmers’ beliefs associated with wild pigs, their perceptions of risks and their acceptance of actions for controlling damages from pigs. Findings indicated that positive and negative beliefs about pigs were related to perceived risks and acceptability of lethal actions to control impacts. Perceived risks were also related to support for lethal control. Photograph by Thomas Metthe (Reporter-News).

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-25
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19207
       
  • Goat movement patterns inform management of feral goat populations in
           semiarid rangelands
    • Authors: K. E. Moseby, J. L. Read, G. E. Andersen
      Abstract: K. E. Moseby, J. L. Read, G. E. Andersen

      Feral goats are a significant pest species in southern rangeland areas. GPS data collected from feral goats showed they had large annual home ranges of over 100 km2, sought out tall shrubland habitat and used waterpoints only intermittently. Data suggest that targeting waterpoints for control operations will not remove all goats from a control area. Photograph by K. Moseby.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-16
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20042
       
  • Options for shorebird-exclusion devices for pitfall traps on sandy shores
    • Authors: M. Evans-Clay, N. Porch, G. S. Maguire, M. A. Weston
      Abstract: M. Evans-Clay, N. Porch, G. S. Maguire, M. A. Weston

      Pitfall traps are commonly used to index invertebrate prey resources for insectivorous vertebrates, but can be a lethal trap for ground-dwelling vertebrates. We test three shorebird exclusion devices on pitfall traps on beaches and find them broadly comparable in terms of the invertebrates sampled. Thus, ethical and ‘safe’ pitfall trapping is readily achievable on beaches. Photograph by M. A. Weston.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-15
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20087
       
  • A novel modelling framework to explicitly simulate predator interaction
           with poison baits
    • Authors: C. Pacioni, D. S. L. Ramsey, Nathan H. Schumaker, Tracey Kreplins, M. S. Kennedy
      Abstract: C. Pacioni, D. S. L. Ramsey, Nathan H. Schumaker, Tracey Kreplins, M. S. Kennedy

      Population models are used to plan management actions. However, it is important that these models are realistic. We developed a flexible framework with the capacity to simulate individual interactions with baits, accommodate multi-species interaction and complex dynamics such as avoidance behaviours. This approach provides fine-scale control of the simulated dynamics and is relevant for biodiversity conservation and agriculture protection. Photograph by DPIRD camera trap.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-09
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19193
       
  • Parameter affecting the I 3 S algorithm reliability: how does correcting
           for body curvature affect individual recognition'
    • Authors: Giacomo Rosa, Fanny Guillaud, Pauline Priol, Julien Renet
      Abstract: Giacomo Rosa, Fanny Guillaud, Pauline Priol, Julien Renet

      We assessed the effect of corporal bending of a newt species (I3S-Straighten) on the reliability of the I3S algorithm (I3S-Pattern+), which had a non-negligible negative impact on the algorithm performance. These findings could help other researchers to improve photo-standardisation during wildlife surveys, so as to ensure that their data are useable. Photograph by Julien Renet.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-08
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19238
       
  • Determining marine mammal detection functions for a stationary land-based
           survey site
    • Authors: Eric M. Keen, Janie Wray, Benjamin Hendricks, Éadin O Mahony, Chris R. Picard, Hussein Alidina
      Abstract: Eric M. Keen, Janie Wray, Benjamin Hendricks, Éadin O Mahony, Chris R. Picard, Hussein Alidina

      Shore-based surveys are a common method for monitoring marine mammal populations, but their limited view from a stationary site makes local density estimation difficult. We developed the means of analytically determining animal detection probabilities on the basis of archival shore-based observations. This increases the scientific value of shore-based surveys while maintaining their affordability and accessibility. Photograph by Eric Keen.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-08
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19232
       
  • Underlying beliefs linked to public opinion about gene drive and
           pest-specific toxin for pest control
    • Authors: Edith A. MacDonald, Eric Edwards, Jovana Balanovic, Fabien Medvecky
      Abstract: Edith A. MacDonald, Eric Edwards, Jovana Balanovic, Fabien Medvecky

      On the basis of theory of planned behaviour, we identified underlying beliefs linked to public support of gene drive and pest-specific toxin for biodiversity gains. Beliefs of good/bad and safety were significant contributors to overall levels of support; beliefs related to biodiversity outcomes were not significant. These beliefs should be incorporated into future engagement to ensure a constructive public dialogue. Photograph by David Mudge.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-08
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19149
       
  • Adaptive monitoring: using citizen scientists to track wolf populations
           when winter-track counts become unreliable
    • Authors: Linas Balciauskas, Laima Balciauskiene, John A. Litvaitis, Eugenijus Tijušas
      Abstract: Linas Balciauskas, Laima Balciauskiene, John A. Litvaitis, Eugenijus Tijušas

      For the past two decades, we have used several methods to monitor wolf populations in Lithuania. Early efforts relied on snow-track counts, but that approach became ineffective during mild winters. We then developed a protocol that relied on incidental observations by volunteers and the combined results of all efforts indicated that wolf abundance, distribution and pack size have increased. Photograph by Vitalijus Stirkė.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-07
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19180
       
  • Cat-dependent diseases cost Australia AU$6 billion per year through
           impacts on human health and livestock production
    • Authors: Sarah Legge, Pat L. Taggart, Chris R. Dickman, John L. Read, John C. Z. Woinarski
      First page: 731
      Abstract: Sarah Legge, Pat L. Taggart, Chris R. Dickman, John L. Read, John C. Z. Woinarski

      Cats are critical in the lifecycle of five pathogens that affect people or livestock in Australia. We estimate the annual cost of four of these pathogens at AU$6.07 billion (range AU$2.12–10.7 billion). Reducing cat populations and securely containing pet cats could provide substantial benefits to human health and livestock production. Photograph by Community Eye Health CC BY-NC 2.0 FLICKR.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-10-16
      DOI: 10.1071/WR20089
       
  • Are red-tailed phascogales (Phascogale calura) at risk from Eradicat
           ® cat baits'
    • Authors: J. Anthony Friend, Robert Hill, Brian Macmahon, Louisa Bell, Tim Button, Corey Mosen, Stephanie Hill
      First page: 747
      Abstract: J. Anthony Friend, Robert Hill, Brian Macmahon, Louisa Bell, Tim Button, Corey Mosen, Stephanie Hill

      Eradicat® is an effective cat bait containing sodium fluoroacetate (1080) now registered for use in Western Australia. Because this bait is small, soft and moist, it is accessible to small dasyurid marsupials such as the red-tailed phascogale, which could ingest enough bait material to result in poisoning. We distributed rhodamine-laced non-toxic baits in phascogale habitat and found that ingestion of baits was extremely rare. Camera monitoring showed that most baits were taken by Australian ravens and brushtail possums. Nine radio-tagged phascogales all survived through a toxic baiting event, indicating that individuals are at a low risk from an Eradicat® baiting episode. Photograph by J. A. Friend.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-09-22
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19087
       
  • Integrating feral cat (Felis catus) control into landscape-scale
           introduced predator management to improve conservation prospects for
           threatened fauna: a case study from the south coast of Western Australia
    • Authors: S. Comer, L. Clausen, S. Cowen, J. Pinder, A. Thomas, A. H. Burbidge, C. Tiller, D. Algar, P. Speldewinde
      First page: 762
      Abstract: S. Comer, L. Clausen, S. Cowen, J. Pinder, A. Thomas, A. H. Burbidge, C. Tiller, D. Algar, P. Speldewinde

      This paper summarises a landscape-scale feral cat and fox baiting program that was delivered across reserves on the south coast of Western Australia that were occupied by the critically endangered western ground parrot (Pezoporus flaviventris) in the early 2000s. Up to 500 000 ha of national parks and natures reserves were baited with Eradicat®. Monitoring was established to evaluate both the efficacy of landscape-scale baiting in managing feral cat populations, and the response of several native fauna species, including the western ground parrot, to an integrated introduced predator control program. Photograph by IFRP Team, DBCA South Coast Region.

      Citation: Wildlife Research
      PubDate: 2020-10-13
      DOI: 10.1071/WR19217
       
 
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