Do Control Interventions Effectively Reduce the Impact of European Red Foxes on Biodiversity and Agricultural Production in Australia? (systematic review)

What is the aim of the review?
To examine whether control interventions effectively reduce the impact of European red foxes on biodiversity and agricultural production in Australia. Secondary questions are to be addressed as follows:

  • Do environmental and geographical factors (e.g. ecosystem, habitat, land-use, temperature, rainfall, longitude, island/mainland populations, food resources) alter the effectiveness of fox control for reducing impacts?
  • Do operational level variables (e.g. density of foxes, size of controlled area, previous control history, duration/effort/timing of control, fencing of controlled area, bait/poison application method, bait type) alter the effectiveness of fox control programs for reducing impacts?

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