The Dynamics of Feral Pig (Sus Scrofa) Populations in Response to Food Supply

Feral pig (Sus scrofa) populations are widespread in north-eastern Australia and can increase rapidly under favourable conditions. We examined the relationship between six proxy measures of food supply and pig population densities on 10 sites (~2000–6000 km2) in Queensland’s rangelands, with preceding 12 month rainfall being the best predictor. Our results provide a method to predict feral pig population changes at the bioregional level, helping to guide management actions.


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Wildlife Research 46(3) 191-204


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Pople, Anthony (Author); Carter, John (Author); Scanlan, Joseph C (Author); Gentle, Matthew (Author)


CSIRO Publishing: 2019