Scientific evidence

This reference list will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

Wild dog management and impacts on livestock production 

Investigating predator management in a farming and agricultural context Tracey Kreplins 2024

Why humans kill animals and why we cannot avoid it Benjamin L. Allen, Christopher Bobier, Stuart Dawson, Peter J.S. Fleming, Jordan Hampton, David Jachowski, Graham I.H. Kerley, John D.C. Linnell, Kelly Marnewick, Liaan Minnie, Mike Muthersbaugh, M. Justin O’Riain, Dan Parker, Gilbert Proulx, Michael J. Somers, Keifer Titus. 2023

Rangelands of central-western Queensland – Building resilient and diverse livestock production systems Bowen and Chudleigh 2021

Social impacts of wild dogs—a review of literature Thompson, Aslin, Ecker, Please and Trestrail 2013

Constantly chasing dogs: assessing landholder stress from wild dog attacks on livestock using quantitative and qualitative methods Ecker, Please and Mayberry 2016

Review of Canid Management in Australia for the: Protection of Livestock and Wildlife — Potential Application to Coyote Management Lee and Fleming 2004

Managing the impacts of dingoes and other wild dogs (Bureau of Rural Resources: Canberra) Fleming, Corbett, Harden, Thomson 2001

Aerial baiting and wild dog mortality in south-eastern Australia Ballard, Fleming, Meek and Doak 2020

Predation of livestock by wild dogs in eastern New South Wales Fleming and Korn 1989

Cost of Pest Animals in NSW and Australia, 2013-14  eSys Development Pty Ltd

Major Economic Costs Associated with Wild Dogs in the Queensland Grazing Industry Hewitt 2009

Animal behaviour and calf mortalities in a north Queensland breeding herd Rankine, Donaldson 1968

The Effectiveness of Aerial Baiting for the Control of Dingoes in North-Western Australia Thompson 1986

The Roles for the Canidae in food webs reviewed: Where do they fit? Fleming, Nolan, Jackson, Ballard, Bengsen, Brown, Meek, Mifsud, Pal and Sparkes 2017

Invasive species and their impacts on agri-ecosystems: issues and solutions for restoring ecosystem processes. Fleming, Ballard, Reid and Tracey 2017

Baiting for wild dogs and foxes has no impact on quoll populations

Can Wild dogs control feral cats and foxes?

Red foxes avoid apex predators without increasing fear Wooster, Ramp, Lundgren, O’Neill & Wallach May 2021

The Wily and Courageous Red Fox: Behavioural Analysis of a Mesopredator at Resource Points Shared by an Apex Predator Wooster, Wallach & Ramp 2019

Fighting like cats and dogs? Dingoes do not constrain spatial and temporal movements of feral cats Kreplins, Kennedy, Adams, Dundas and Fleming 2020

Canids potentially threaten bilbies at Astrebla Downs National Park Augusteyn, Rich, Story and Allen 2020

Diet of dingoes and cats in Central Australia: does trophic competition underpin a rare mammal refuge? McDonald, Box, Nano, McDonald and Dickman 2018

As clear as mud: A critical review of evidence for the ecological roles of Australian dingoes Allen, Fleming, Allen, Engeman, Ballard and Leung 2013

Intraguild relationships between sympatric predators exposed to lethal control: predator manipulation experiments Allen, Allen, Engeman and Leung 2013

Dingo control doesn’t hurt native wildlife: largest Australian study Allen 2014

Do introduced apex predators suppress introduced mesopredators? A multiscale spatiotemporal study of dingoes and feral cats in Australia suggests not Fancourt, Cremasco, Wilson and Gentle 2020

Cats are not scared off by dingoes: we must find another way to protect native animals Fancourt 2020

Habitat structural complexity explains patterns of feral cat and dingo occurrence in monsoonal Australia Stobo-Wilson et al. 2020

Relative influence of habitat structure, species interactions and rainfall on the post-fire population dynamics of ground-dwelling vertebrates Arthur, Catling and Reid 2012

Examining interactions between dingoes (wild dogs) and mesopredators: the need for caution when interpreting summary data from previously published work Claridge 2013

Trends in the activity levels of forest-dwelling vertebrate fauna against a background of intensive baiting for foxes Claridge, Cunningham, Catling and Reid 2010

Trophic cascades and dingoes in Australia: Does the Yellowstone wolf–elk–willow model apply? Morgan, Hunter, Ballard, Reid and Fleming 2017

The trophic cascades concept may constrain Australian dingo reintroduction experiments: A response to Newsome et al. Morgan, Hunter, Ballard and Fleming 2017

Estimating macropod grazing density and defining activity patterns using camera trap image analysis. Morgan, Ballard, Fleming, Reid, van der Ven and Vernes 2018

Macroecological patterns in mammal abundances provide evidence that an apex predator shapes forest ecosystems by suppressing herbivore and mesopredator abundance Colman, Crowther and Letnic 2015

Lethal control of an apex predator has unintended cascading effects on forest mammal assemblages Colman, Gordon, Crowther and Letnic 2014

Will dingoes really conserve wildlife and can our methods tell? Hayward and Marlow 2014

Evidence that dingoes limit abundance of a mesopredator in eastern Australian forests Johnson and van der Wal 2009

Removal of an apex predator initiates a trophic cascade that extends from herbivores to vegetation and the soil nutrient pool Morris and Letnic 2017

Predator control promotes invasive dominated ecological states Wallach, Johnson, Ritchie and O’Neill 2010

Sodium Fluoroacetate and non-target concerns

Dingo predation and its impact on rare and threatened native fauna

Stuck in the mud: Persistent failure of ‘the science’ to provide reliable information on the ecological roles of Australian dingoes Castle G, Kennedy Malcolm S, Allen Benjamin L. 2023

Animal welfare considerations for using large carnivores and guardian dogs as vertebrate biocontrol tools against other animals. Benjamin L. Allen , Lee R. Allen, Guy Ballard, Marine Drouilly, Peter J.S. Fleming, Jordan O. Hampton, Matthew W. Hayward, Graham I.H. Kerley, Paul D. Meek, Liaan Minnie, M. Justin O’Riain, Daniel M. Parker, Michael J. Somers 2019

Genetic sampling identifies canid predators of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in peri-urban areas Gentle, Allen, Oakey, Speed, Harriott, Loader, Robbins, de Villiers, and Hanger C 2019

Management of multiple threats achieves meaningful koala conservation outcomes. Beyer, de Villiers, Loader, Robbins, Stigner, Forbes, and Hanger 2018

Lethal control of eutherian predators via aerial baiting does not negatively affect female spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus maculatus) and their pouch young Claridge, Ballard, Körtner, Fleming, Forge and Hine 2021

Insights into size, seasonality and biology of a nesting population of the Olive Ridley turtle in northern Australia Scott, Whiting, Long, Hadden, Lauder Koch 2007

The diets of cats, foxes and dingoes in relation to prey availability in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory Paltridge 2002

Reintroducing the dingo: the risk of dingo predation to threatened vertebrates of western New South Wales Allen and Fleming 2012

Canids potentially threaten bilbies at Astrebla Downs National Park Augusteyn, Rich, Story and Allen 2020

Predator swamping and supplementary feeding do not improve reintroduction success for a threatened Australian mammal, Bettongia lesueur Bannister, Lynch and Moseby 2017

Seven considerations about dingoes as biodiversity engineers: the socioecological niches of dogs in Australia Fleming, Allen and Ballard 2012

Out of the frying pan: Reintroduction of toad-smart northern quolls to southern Kakadu National Park Jolly, Kelly, Gillespie, Phillips and Webb 2017

The dingo as a species or just another dog