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Australia after rabbits, ECOS Magazine, 2003
Since its escape from Wardang Island, SA, in 1995 rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) has caused...
ECOS Magazine article, Dec 2011
ECOS magazine, an online based publication produced by the CSIRO, has published the timely article...
New research role to boost rabbit control
Efforts to reduce the destructive impact of rabbits have been enhanced with the appointment by...
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Genetics help paint a picture. Rabbits across Australia.
Blog: Brian Cooke & Bruce Munday. Featured image: Ron Sinclair. Chasing the DNA trail has...
Who rules the burrow?
Social hierarchies in rabbits are not so unlike what you would find in a period drama. These social machinations are an ingenious way to give the next generation a genetic advantage. The fittest animals become dominant and produce by far the most offspring, while the risks of inbreeding are neatly sidestepped by having the boys leave home while the girls mostly stay.
Dingoes, rabbits & diseases
Dingoes have been promoted as a means to suppress rabbits, but history tells a different story. It seems dingoes and diseases like RHDV can hold rabbit numbers in some circumstances, but dingoes alone cannot suppress rabbits well enough to prevent continuing ecological damage.
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