Badger movement ecology in Colorado agricultural areas after a fire
Contributor(s):: Craig Ramey, Jean Bourassa
While investigating the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in eastern Colorado’s wheatlands, we studied 3 badgers which were affected by a 2.1 km2 man-made fire and compared them to 2 adjacent badgers unaffected by the fire. All badgers were equipped with radio-telemetry collars and generally...
DNA detection of foxes to prevent establishment in Tasmania
Contributor(s):: Stephen D. Sarre, Rachel Walsch, Niccy Aitken, Alison Foster, Nick Mooney
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) has wreaked havoc on mainland Australia’s environment and agricultural production since its introduction in the 1870s. Over the same period, the southern Australian island State of Tasmania has remained virtually fox-free, allowing its unique biodiversity to remain...