Mike Letnic

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A comparison of conditions on either side of Australia’s dingo fence has revealed that extermination of these apex predators affects not only the abundance of other animals and plants, but also the quality of the soil.

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Australia's arid grasslands are being invaded – by native shrubs and trees, write Mike Letnic and Christopher Edward Gordon.

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Bold solutions are required to save Australia's native mammals, write Daniel Hunter and Mike Letnic. 

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Returning the Tasmanian devil to mainland habitats where dingoes have been culled will improve biodiversity outcomes, UNSW researchers say.  

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UNSW scientists will reintroduce burrowing bettongs, bilbies and other native mammals into large, predator-free enclosures in the state's west, as part of a new NSW Government initiative to protect threatened species.

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The cane toad's diet of dung beetles in Australia's tropical rangelands could be having a serious impact on cattle health,  a UNSW-led study suggests.

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It will not be simple or cheap, but fencing dams in arid areas could create "cane toad breaks" to halt the march of these invaders across the continent, writes Mike Letnic  

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Erecting fences to stop cane toads entering man-made dams to cool down in hot, dry parts of Australia is an effective way to stop their spread, UNSW-led research shows.

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Fishers can help protect our shore-nesting birds from predatory ravens by burying or disposing of their fish waste, a UNSW-led study shows. 

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The dingo has been classified as a distinct Australian animal with the species name Canis dingo following research that sheds new light on its defining physical characteristics. 

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