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More dingos needed to control Kangaroo populations!

By johnboy 16 August 2013 29

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UC has announced a lecture this afternoon on the importance of dingos to controlling kangaroo populations:

Without predators like dingos to control kangaroo populations, culling may be necessary to restore the natural balance and ensure the future of the Australian landscape, according to new University of Canberra research being presented today.

Director of the University’s Institute for Applied Ecology, Professor David Choquenot, will present the findings of a recently published study that used mathematical models to explore interaction between dingoes, red kangaroos and pasture in the semi-arid rangelands of eastern Australia.

The research focused on the ‘trophic cascade’ effect, where removal of a predator leads to a decline in vegetation biomass because of an increased number of herbivores. Professor Choquenot will argue that controlling the dingo population in the rangelands will lead to a decrease in vegetation in the area because of the increased number of herbivore kangaroos feeding off the land.

Dingos are awesome and we can only hope to see them in Canberra’s nature reserves.

The presentation is at 11.30 this morning in Building 2, Level B, Room 12.

[Photo: Wikicommons CC BY SA 3.0]

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Thumper 8:53 pm 17 Aug 13

switch said :

Thumper said :

Relocation should have always been the first option, not the last.

Don’t they have to be sterilised first? They had to do that with the koalas re-located to Kangaroo Island.

Bears.

When I lived in the US I used to terrified that I’d be eaten by a bear when I went camping….

Deref 4:53 pm 17 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

Dingos? Lightweights! We need wolves!!

Bugger that. We need to work on bringing back Tyrannosaurus Rexes.

AsparagusSyndrome 4:43 pm 17 Aug 13

Dilandach said :

Pork Hunt said :

watto23 said :

caf said :

And then of course we will need Leopards to control the Dingos.

+1 best idea yet, they may even help with the dingoes with the roos!

Cheetahs would thrive in the Aussie landscape as well I reckon…

How many animals before we graduate to using gorillas as a pest control animal and resolve to let them freeze in the winter?

That would mean an annual government expense to replace the gorillas each year. Bears are better value for money. They wake up in the spring to do it all again.

Dilandach 1:23 pm 17 Aug 13

Pork Hunt said :

watto23 said :

caf said :

And then of course we will need Leopards to control the Dingos.

+1 best idea yet, they may even help with the dingoes with the roos!

Cheetahs would thrive in the Aussie landscape as well I reckon…

How many animals before we graduate to using gorillas as a pest control animal and resolve to let them freeze in the winter?

Ben_Dover 9:24 am 17 Aug 13

Dingos? Lightweights! We need wolves!!

poetix 8:58 pm 16 Aug 13

IrishPete said :

I see they are now seriously considering relocation http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/rattenburys-push-to-relocate-roos-over-culling-20130816-2s0xv.html.

IP

That’s the best news I’ve heard today.

And that dingo is beautiful.

wildturkeycanoe 7:26 pm 16 Aug 13

Oh my God! We need dingos here now? I’m sure the local shooters could do just as good if not a better job than some domestic dogs. Just look out for your babies.

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