DP210103369 The ecological impact of large carnivore restoration

  • Campbell, Hamish (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Bunn, Stuart (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Kopf, R. Keller (Chief Investigator C)
  • Udyawer, Vinay (Chief Investigator E)
  • Jardine, timothy (Associate Investigator)
  • Fukuda, Yusuke (Associate Investigator)
  • Smith, Ben (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

This project aims to assess the ecological changes that have arisen due to the repatriation of estuarine crocodiles to Australian ecosystems. It is significant because the restoration provides a rare opportunity to empirically test
changes in ecosystem processes under varying degrees of large carnivore predation pressure. Expected outcomes include improved understanding of the processes that govern the strength of predator-ecosystem interactions and an ability to quantify the biomass, social structure, and behaviours of predators required to influence these processes. Benefits should include improvements in how the ecological role of large carnivores is measured, and when and where carnivore populations should be culled or conserved.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/03/211/03/24