Models will be based on rigorous sampling (random culls) of wild populations adjacent to Kakadu National Park to provide precise estimates of survival and fecundity. This will be combined with generational movement data derived from DNA analysis. We will involve Aboriginal land owners and rangers using an ‘action research’ paradigm such that we can evaluate the contribution of traditional people controlling a disease outbreak in these remote areas. We will explore stakeholders' perceptions and concerns about the costs of feral buffalo control.
This research is locally, nationally and internationally significant because it:
|External Collaborators / Partners||NT Research and Innovation Board-Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development, Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines, Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service, Parks Australia North (Kakadu National Park), Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, Corey Bradshaw - Adelaide University, Barry Brook - Adelaide University, Clive McMahon - Charles Darwin University|
|Funding Source||ARC Linkage Grant|
Authorised by the Head of School, Plant Science
19 April, 2012