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

Allen, B.L. and Engeman, R.M. and Allen, L.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.

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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.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© 2011 Current Zoology.
Keywords:Apex predator; Canis lupus dingo; practice change; public perceptions; wild dog management.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Impact assessment
Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Animal control and ecology
Veterinary medicine > Predatory animals and their control
Deposited On:19 Dec 2011 02:11
Last Modified:19 Dec 2011 02:11

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