Download e-book for kindle: Applied Population and Community Ecology: The Case of Feral by Jim Hone

By Jim Hone

ISBN-10: 0470658649

ISBN-13: 9780470658642

ISBN-10: 1118329686

ISBN-13: 9781118329689

Content material:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–8):
Chapter 2 utilized inhabitants and group Ecology (pages 09–19):
Chapter three setting (pages 20–28):
Chapter four inhabitants Ecology of Feral Pigs (pages 29–53):
Chapter five flooring Disturbance and Feral Pigs (pages 54–70):
Chapter 6 Feral Pig inhabitants administration (pages 71–96):
Chapter 7 group Ecology (pages 97–120):
Chapter eight the longer term: administration concepts (pages 121–140):
Chapter nine Conclusions (pages 141–146):

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3). The area under each curve is an estimate of the net reproductive rate (R = lx × mx ) for each population. an answer and to compare results to two other introduced mammals in the Australian high country. The sensitivity of the annual finite population growth rate (λ) to a small change in each demographic rate was estimated using the demographic data from various studies. The aim of the sensitivity analysis was to evaluate the effects on annual finite population growth rate (λ) of potential management options; for example, what would be the likely relative effects of reducing adult survival, reducing juvenile survival or reducing fecundity?

1979; Berra 1998), south of the area described in the book. 1). 3). 21. 47 (Robertson et al. 1987). Mean annual minimum, mean annual maximum and mean annual temperatures increased significantly between 1950 and 2007 in south-eastern Australia (Gallagher et al. 2009). A review of climate variability in south-eastern Australia during 1997–2006 reported below-average rainfall and above-average temperatures (Murphy & Timball 2008). How much of these patterns were natural variation in climate and how much associated with climate change is to be determined, though temperature increases were attributed to human-induced global warming (Murphy & Timball 2008).

Using life-table analysis, Saunders (1993) estimated that in Kosciuszko National Park 85% of pigs die before 1 year of age; the low observed litter size in Namadgi National Park is consistent with this and suggests that most mortality occurs during the first 3 months of the first year of life. Note that the low survival of piglets in Namadgi is based largely on data collected before intensive pig control commenced, and hence the low observed survival was not caused by the pig control. A genetics study in south-west Western Australia suggests feral pigs have polygynous mating behaviour.

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