Small mammal declines in the Top End: Feral cats, dingoes, feral herbivores and habitat complexity

Date: 09, Feb, 2021
Author(s):   Alyson Stobo-Wilson
Publisher: TSR Hub

In recent decades, there have been major declines of once common small- and medium-sized mammals in northern Australia. Likely causes include frequent hot fires, feral cats, cane toads, and habitat degradation caused by weeds and feral livestock (e.g. buffalo, horse, donkey and cattle). Yet it was unclear which of these factors poses the greatest threat, and how and where to target management efforts.