Conservation implications of livestock grazing for threatened small mammal species in Australia’s arid and semi-arid rangelands

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    Livestock grazing in arid and semi-arid rangelands (drylands) encompasses a greater area than any other land use. Australia supports the largest area of managed grazing land worldwide. Evidence for direct and indirect effects of grazing on small mammal species in rangelands is often inconclusive or mixed, with variation in responses among species. I review the evidence for the influence of livestock grazing systems on small mammals in Australian drylands broadly. I examine the threat posed by grazing to three species that are considered Vulnerable or Presumed Extinct in New South Wales: southern ningaui (Ningaui yvonneae), stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata), and plains rat (Pseudomys australis) in view of their ecology and behaviour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    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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