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Predicting habitat suitability for wild deer in relation to threatened ecological communities in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia

Heather Burns, Philip Gibbons, Andrew Claridge & David McCreery
Context. High density deer populations can cause ecological damage, yet their distribution and impacts are poorly known across much of Australia. As a result, land managers rely on anecdotal reports to make decisions about management and control measures. Aims. We aimed to model habitat suitability for deer in the South Coast of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, to be used as a baseline for future management and identify which threatened ecological communities (TECs) in the...

Exotic herbivores dominate Australian high‐elevation grasslands

Renée Hartley, Wade Blanchard, Mellesa Schroder, David B. Lindenmayer, Chloe Sato & Ben C. Scheele
Invasive species are major drivers of ecosystem degradation globally. How invasive herbivore impacts differ from native herbivore impacts remains understudied. We examined the relationships between herbivore sign and vegetation height, foliage density, cover of forbs, weeds, bare ground, and soil compaction across environmental and herbivore activity gradients in the mainland Australian Alps. We detected native and exotic herbivore sign at 32.8% and 94.0% of sites, respectively. Total herbivore activity was primarily attributed to exotic herbivores...

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  • Australian National University
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  • National Parks and Wildlife Service
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  • New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
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