Cautionary considerations for positive dingo management: a response to the Johnson and Ritchie critique of Fleming et al. (2012)

Fleming, Peter J. S., Allen, Benjamin L. and Ballard, Guy-Anthony (2013) Cautionary considerations for positive dingo management: a response to the Johnson and Ritchie critique of Fleming et al. (2012). Australian Mammalogy, 35 1: 15-22. doi:10.1071/AM12036


Author Fleming, Peter J. S.
Allen, Benjamin L.
Ballard, Guy-Anthony
Title Cautionary considerations for positive dingo management: a response to the Johnson and Ritchie critique of Fleming et al. (2012)
Journal name Australian Mammalogy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0310-0049
1836-7402
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/AM12036
Volume 35
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 22
Total pages 8
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Johnson and Ritchie (2012) have provided a criticism of our opinion piece (Fleming et al. 2012). There is some common ground, but we remain unconvinced by their view that our reasoning was unsound or beside the point. In this response, we discuss where Johnson and Ritchie have provided unconvincing evidence to refute our seven considerations, and reiterate and demonstrate why these considerations remain important. The mesopredator release or suppression hypothesis in Australian ecosystems must be objectively evaluated before positive management of dingoes and other free-ranging dogs is recommended or implemented. Adaptive comanagement of free-ranging dogs can be used for both biodiversity conservation and the mitigation of livestock predation but caution must be exercised when considering using free-ranging dogs as a conservation tool.
Keyword Canidae
Experimental design
Inference
Mesopredator release hypothesis
Wildlife management
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 26 October 2012.

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