Carnivores Of Australia

Author: Alistair Glen
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 064310318X
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The Australian continent provides a unique perspective on the evolution and ecology of carnivorous animals. In earlier ages, Australia provided the arena for a spectacular radiation of marsupial and reptilian predators. The causes of their extinctions are still the subject of debate. Since European settlement, Australia has seen the extinction of one large marsupial predator (the thylacine), another (the Tasmanian devil) is in danger of imminent extinction, and still others have suffered dramatic declines. By contrast, two recently-introduced predators, the fox and cat, have been spectacularly successful, with devastating impacts on the Australian fauna. Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future explores Australia's unique predator communities from pre-historic, historic and current perspectives. It covers mammalian, reptilian and avian carnivores, both native and introduced to Australia. It also examines the debate surrounding how best to manage predators to protect livestock and native biodiversity. Readers will benefit from the most up-to-date synthesis by leading researchers and managers in the field of carnivore biology. By emphasising Australian carnivores as exemplars of flesh-eaters in other parts of the world, this book will be an important reference for researchers, wildlife managers and students worldwide.
Carnivores of Australia
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Alistair Glen, Christopher Dickman
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-05 - Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

The Australian continent provides a unique perspective on the evolution and ecology of carnivorous animals. In earlier ages, Australia provided the arena for a spectacular radiation of marsupial and reptilian predators. The causes of their extinctions are still the subject of debate. Since European settlement, Australia has seen the extinction
Carnivores of Australia
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Alistair Glen, Christopher Dickman
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-05 - Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

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Pages: 216
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Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-01 - Publisher: National Library of Australia

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Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Greg Bourke, Richard Nunn
Categories: Australia
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Pages: 131
Authors: British Science Guild. South Australian Branch, F.W. Jones
Categories: Australia
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