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Re: Emu distribution



>>And I've got another paper somewhere which notes an "abrupt" change in
density from one side of a Dingo-proof fence to the other (higher density
where there are no Dingoes!).<<
That would make sence.  Dingoes are a) nasty predators and b) (more
importantly) nasty predators which the emus have only been in contact with for
a few thousand years.  Dingos are as foreing to Australia as humans are and
it's not surprising that they have decimated native population.  This fact
tells us nothing about ecology except that introduced predators are bad news,
and we knew that already.


Dan