Improving Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) management for Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) conservation in south-eastern Australia

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    Abstract

    This thesis greatly enhances our understanding of foxes in agricultural landscapes of south-eastern Australia and provides information that will improve fox management in these areas. I have identified locations where fox control may be most effective and where curlews and other vulnerable wildlife are likely to be at greatest risk of fox predation. Moreover, I have highlighted deficiencies in current landholder fox-baiting programs and demonstrated that alternative strategies may improve fox control in farming districts. To build on this information, future research is required on the habitat preferences of foxes in agricultural areas and the home range and movements of curlews on mainland south-eastern Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Luck, Gary, Co-Supervisor
    • Watson, David, Co-Supervisor
    Award date01 May 2010
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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