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dc.contributor.authorHunt, Rob Jen
dc.contributor.authorClaridge, Andrew Wen
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Ross Ben
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Benjamin Gen
dc.contributor.authorMills, Douglas Jen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-16T13:46:00Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationEcological Management & Restoration, 15(3), p. 231-238en
dc.identifier.issn1442-7001en
dc.identifier.issn1839-3330en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17678en
dc.description.abstractThe feral Goat (Capra hircus) has successfully exploited a range of landscapes around the world with occurrences of overabundance resulting in significant damage to ecological values. In forested ecosystems in Australia, there are currently limited means to control the species when compared to the range of management techniques available for other pest animals. To redress this deficiency, we designed a feed structure combined with commercially available salt blocks to attract goats to set locations in a forested study area. Structures that exploited differences in the pedal morphology (foot size and shape) of native herbivores (kangaroos and wallabies) and ungulates (feral goats and deer) were found to be highly target-specific, with feral goats freely able to access salt blocks, whilst nontarget native species were effectively excluded. Other introduced ungulate species, Fallow Deer (Dama dama) and Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), successfully accessed salt blocks in feed structures but at a considerably lower rate than feral goats. The capacity to present a range of bait types within a target-specific feed structure, once matched with a humane toxicant, could provide land managers with an additional cost-effective lethal control tool for future management of feral ungulates, particularly goats.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asiaen
dc.relation.ispartofEcological Management & Restorationen
dc.titleUse of an ungulate-specific feed structure as a potential tool for controlling feral goats in Australian forest ecosystemsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/emr.12129en
dc.subject.keywordsConservation and Biodiversityen
dc.subject.keywordsTerrestrial Ecologyen
local.contributor.firstnameRob Jen
local.contributor.firstnameAndrew Wen
local.contributor.firstnamePeteren
local.contributor.firstnameRoss Ben
local.contributor.firstnameBenjamin Gen
local.contributor.firstnameDouglas Jen
local.subject.for2008060208 Terrestrial Ecologyen
local.subject.for2008050202 Conservation and Biodiversityen
local.subject.seo2008960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversityen
local.profile.schoolNature Conservation Section, Office of Environment and Heritage, PO Box 733, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australiaen
local.profile.schoolNature Conservation Section, Office of Environment and Heritage, PO Box 733, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia, School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales at Canberra, Northcott Drive, Canberra, ACT, Australiaen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolFenner School of Environment and Society, the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australiaen
local.profile.schoolNature Conservation Section, Office of Environment and Heritage, PO Box 733, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australiaen
local.profile.schoolNature Conservation Section, Office of Environment and Heritage, PO Box 733, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australiaen
local.profile.emailpflemin7@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20150708-114944en
local.publisher.placeAustraliaen
local.format.startpage231en
local.format.endpage238en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume15en
local.identifier.issue3en
local.contributor.lastnameHunten
local.contributor.lastnameClaridgeen
local.contributor.lastnameFlemingen
local.contributor.lastnameCunninghamen
local.contributor.lastnameRussellen
local.contributor.lastnameMillsen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:pflemin7en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:17892en
local.identifier.handlehttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17678en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleUse of an ungulate-specific feed structure as a potential tool for controlling feral goats in Australian forest ecosystemsen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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