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Type: journalArticle
Title: Population trends in European rabbits and other wildlife of central Australia in the wake of rabbit haemorrhagic disease
Authors: Edwards, G.P.
Dobbie, W.
Berman, D.McK.
Year: 2002
Citation: Volume: 29
Issue: 6
Abstract: Before the establishment of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in central Australia in May 1996, a program was instituted to monitor its impacts at six localities broadly distributed across the region. At these sites, population trends in rabbits and other wildlife were studied over a 2.5-year period. Rabbit populations declined by approximately 85% following establishment of RHD at the sites, and had not recovered 22 months later. More varanid lizards were detected on our survey plots 12–22 months after RHD than during the preceding period. Although numbers of dingoes and wedge-tailed eagles varied during the study, significant population reductions were not detected in either species in the wake of RHD. Significant population changes were not detected in red foxes, feral cats, red kangaroos, small mammals, or other raptor species.
URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WR00097
URL: http://www.lsln.net.au/jspui/handle/1/13902
DOI: 10.1071/WR00097
Journal Title: Wildlife Research
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