Fire and grass cover influence occupancy patterns of rare rodents and feral cats in a mountain refuge: implications for management

Peter J McDonald, Alistair Stewart, Andrew T Schubert, Catherine E M Nano, Chris Dickman, Gary Luck

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Abstract

Feral cats (Felis catus) are implicated in the ongoing decline of Australian mammals. New research from northern Australia suggests that predation risk from feral cats could be managed by manipulating fire regimes to increase grass cover.We investigate the role of fire history and hummock grass cover in the occurrence of feral cats and rare rodents, including the critically endangered central rock-rat (Zyzomys pedunculatus), in a mountain refuge in central Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalWildlife Research
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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