Dog eat dog, cat eat dog: social-ecological dimensions of dog predation by wild carnivores

Butler, James R.A., Linnell, John D.C., Morrant, Damian, Athreya, Vidya, Lescureux, Nicholas, and McKeown, Adam (2014) Dog eat dog, cat eat dog: social-ecological dimensions of dog predation by wild carnivores. In: Gompper, Matthew E., (ed.) Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 117-143.

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[Extract] Due to their close relationship with humans, and their ability to adapt to a wide range of social-ecological systems, dogs (Canis familiaris) are probably the most numerous carnivores in the world today. As the global human population continues to grow and expand, dogs are more abundant and widely distributed than ever before. This is particularly evident in developing nations, where the majority of the world's human population exists and growth rates are highest (Gompper, Chapter 1). Consequently, although dogs have long been a part of the ecology of many landscapes, they are becoming an even more influential agent of anthropogenic impact on biodiversity, interacting with native wildlife and hence potentially modifying ecosystems to an unprecedented degree (Hansen et al., 2005; Young et al., 2011).

Item ID: 31919
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-966321-7
Keywords: domestic dog, carnivore, predator, conflict, social-ecological
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 00:25
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060801 Animal Behaviour @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
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