Applying a social-ecological system approach to influence dingo management practices

Helen Waudby, Gillian Earl, Sophie Petit, Guy Robinson

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    The decline of Australia’s mammal fauna is linked strongly to two exotic meso-predator species, feral cats (Felis catus) and European red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). The dingo (Canis dingo, C. familiaris, orC. dingo × C. familiaris), as an apex predator that may suppress smaller meso-predators, is extolled as a potential conservation tool. While the potential negative economic effects of dingo predation on sheep and cattle likely influence control practices, limited research has been applied to understand the complex socio-cultural factors that interact with economic and ecological considerations of dingo management practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
    Event12th International Mammalogical Congress - Perth Convention Centre, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 09 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
    Conference number: 12 (Conference website) (Abstract book) (Program)


    Conference12th International Mammalogical Congress
    Abbreviated titleAdvances in mammalogy in a changing world
    OtherOn behalf of the International Federation of Mammalogists and the Australian Mammal Society Inc., the Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the 12th International Mammalogical Congress, to be held in July 2017 in a unique part of the world: Perth, in Australia’s southwest.

    At a time when the IUCN has identified that 25% of mammal species are at risk, the need for continued global mammal research and management strengthens. Addressing this need requires a strong inter-disciplinary knowledge base.

    The International Mammalogical Congress is the premier international mammal conference, sponsored every four years by the IFM. It provides an important forum for professional mammalogists wishing to remain Wallabyupdated on the latest marine and terrestrial mammal conservation topics, research concepts and techniques. IMC12 will bring together the diverse global community of professionals and students in the field of mammalian biology and facilitate collaboration through our international network of practitioners.
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