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Using long-term monitoring of red fox populations to assess changes in rodent control practices.

Published online: 04 Dec 2013

Authors: Jacquot, M. & Coeurdassier, M. & Couval, G. & Renaude, R. & Pleydell, D. & Truchetet, D. & Raoul, F. & Giraudoux, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pest control is a global issue for agriculture, health, biodiversity conservation and economy. Anticoagulant rodenticides are used over large areas to...

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Invasive prey controlling invasive predators? European rabbit abundance does not determine red fox population dynamics.

Published online: 29 May 2019

Authors: Scroggie, M. P. & Forsyth, D. M. & McPhee, S. R. & Matthews, J. & Stuart, I. G. & Stamation, K. A. & Lindeman, M. & Ramsey, D. S. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Invasive mammalian predators commonly coexist with invasive mammalian herbivore prey. Managers often advocate controlling invasive prey in the belief ...

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Accounting for food web dynamics when assessing the impact of mesopredator control on declining prey populations.

Published online: 08 Mar 2021

Authors: Henden, J. A. & Ehrich, D. & Soininen, E. M. & Ims, R. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increasing populations of mesopredators are suspected to cause declines in vulnerable wildlife to the extent that mesopredator decimation actions (cul...

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An examination of the accuracy of a sequential PCR and sequencing test used to detect the incursion of an invasive species: the case of the red fox in Tasmania.

Published online: 10 Jun 2015

Authors: Ramsey, D. S. L. & MacDonald, A. J. & Quasim, S. & Barclay, C. & Sarre, S. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic tests are increasingly applied to the identification of wildlife. Yet rigorous verification is rare and the...

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Foxes are now widespread in Tasmania: DNA detection defines the distribution of this rare but invasive carnivore.

Published online: 10 Apr 2013

Authors: Sarre, S. D. & MacDonald, A. J. & Barclay, C. & Saunders, G. R. & Ramsey, D. S. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Invasive vertebrate species are a world-wide threat to biodiversity and agricultural production. The presence of foxes, one of the most damaging invas...

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Incorporating disturbance into trophic ecology: fire history shapes mesopredator suppression by an apex predator.

Published online: 20 Feb 2019

Authors: Geary, W. L. & Ritchie, E. G. & Lawton, J. A. & Healey, T. R. & Nimmo, D. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Apex predators can suppress smaller bodied "mesopredators." In doing so, they can provide refuge to species preyed upon by mesopredators, which is par...

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Assessing the camera trap methodologies used to estimate density of unmarked populations.

Published online: 02 Oct 2021

Authors: Palencia, P. & Rowcliffe, J. M. & Vicente, J. & Acevedo, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Population density estimations are essential for wildlife management and conservation. Camera traps have become a promising cost-effective tool, for w...

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Breeding success and organo-chlorine residues in golden eagles in west Scotland.

Published online: 22 May 1971

Authors: Lockie, J. D. & Ratcliffe, D. A. & Balharry, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The same 25 eyries of golden eagles (Aquila chry-saetos) were examined each year in west Scotland. In 1963-65 the "percentage of nests with eggs from ...

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Do ditch-side electric fences improve the breeding productivity of ground-nesting waders?

Published online: 14 Jun 2022

Authors: Verhoeven, M. A. & Loonstra, A. H. J. & Pringle, T. & Kaspersma, W. & Whiffin, M. & McBride, A. D. & Sjoerdsma, P. & Roodhart, C. & Burgess, M. D. & Piersma, T. & Smart, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Insufficient reproduction as a consequence of predation on eggs and chicks is a major determinant of population decline in ground-nesting birds, inclu...

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Capercaillie breeding success in relation to forest habitat and predator abundance.

Published online: 24 Mar 2004

Authors: Baines, D. & Moss, R. & Dugan, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The capercaillie Tetrao urogallus is widely valued as a game bird and an indicator of forest ecosystem quality. In Scotland, its numbers have declined...

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