Helping prevent eco-interventions from backfiring

29 Jan 2020
Greater glider
The greater glider went locally extinct about a decade ago in Australia’s Booderee National Park, potentially due to well-intentioned human intervention.

Drastic ecosystem interventions like eradicating an unwanted species can sometimes backfire, but new University of Queensland-led modelling may help to avoid these ecological hiccups.

Dr Matthew Adams, from UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, said despite all good intentions, ecological interventions can have devastating consequences.

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