A comment on the distribution of historical and contemporary livestock grazing across Australia: implications for using dingoes for biodiversity conservation

Allen, Benjamin L. (2011) A comment on the distribution of historical and contemporary livestock grazing across Australia: implications for using dingoes for biodiversity conservation. Ecological Management and Restoration , 12 (1). pp. 26-30. ISSN 1442-7001

Abstract

Understanding the causes of faunal declines is important for preserving Australia’s threatened fauna. Both predation and livestock grazing have been investigated as potential causes of declines, but some studies struggle to account for historical grazing impacts due to the lack of historical information on livestock distribution and grazing intensity. This article summarises some trends in the extent of historical and contemporary livestock grazing on mainland Australia. The cumulative effects of historical livestock grazing are discussed in the light of studies investigating the influences of predation and livestock grazing on faunal declines.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 05:51
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 04:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canis lupus dingo; cattle; distribution; grazing-mediated predation; mammal decline; sheep; total grazing pressure
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management 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: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2011.00571.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29505

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