Wild dogma II: the role and implications of wild dogma for wild dog management in Australia

Allen, Benjamin L. and Engeman, Richard M. and Allen, Lee R. (2011) Wild dogma II: the role and implications of wild dogma for wild dog management in Australia. Current Zoology, 57 (6). pp. 737-740. ISSN 1674-5507

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Abstract

The studies of Allen (2011) and Allen et al. (2011) recently examined the methodology underpinning claims that dingoes provide net benefits to biodiversity by suppressing foxes and cats. They found most studies to have design flaws and/or observational methods that preclude valid interpretations from the data, describing most of the current literature as ‘wild dogma’. In this short supplement, we briefly highlight the roles and implications of wild dogma for wild dog management in Australia. We discuss nomenclature, and the influence that unreliable science can have on policy and practice changes related to apex predator management.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 04:12
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 05:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: apex predator; Canis lupus dingo; practice change; public perceptions; wild dog management
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0608 Zoology > 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960599 Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1093/czoolo/57.6.737
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29503

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