Paradoxical Population Resilience of a Keystone Predator to a Toxic Invasive Species

The invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina) has decimated populations of a keystone predator, the yellow-spotted monitor (Varanus panoptes), causing trophic cascades in Australian animal communities. Paradoxically, some V. panoptes populations coexist with toads. Demonstrating patterns in heterogeneous population-level impacts could reveal mechanisms that mediate individual effects, and provide managers with the ability to predict future impacts and assist in population recovery


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Wildlife Research 47(3) 260-266


There is a cost to obtain a copy of the article (AU$ 25)Abstract included in PLA’s Research Connections article in Parks and Leisure Australia Vol 23.2 Winter 2020


Due to copyright restrictions, only the abstract is available


Rhind, David (Author); Doody, J. Sean (Author); Clulow, Simon (Author)


CSIRO Publishing: 2020