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2019

USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications

Animal damage management · Biodiversity · Bioeconomics · Ecological sampling · Invasive species · Sus scrofa

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Invasive Feral Swine Damage To Globally Imperiled Steephead Ravine Habitats And Influences From Changes In Population Control Effort, Climate, And Land Use, Richard M. Engeman, Erica Laine, John Allen, Jeremy Preston, William Pizzolato, Brett Williams, Amanda Stevens Kreider, Dennis Teague Feb 2019

Invasive Feral Swine Damage To Globally Imperiled Steephead Ravine Habitats And Influences From Changes In Population Control Effort, Climate, And Land Use, Richard M. Engeman, Erica Laine, John Allen, Jeremy Preston, William Pizzolato, Brett Williams, Amanda Stevens Kreider, Dennis Teague

USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications

Steephead ravines are unusual geological features primarily occurring in Florida’s panhandle, a biodiversity hotspot. The unique habitats formed by steepheads are extremely valuable biodiversity resources within this larger area of great biodiversity. Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB) is essential for global conservation of steepheads because this vast area holds the greatest number under single ownership. Steepheads are significantly threatened by feral swine rooting damage. A decade-long investigation of EAFB’s steepheads assessed the following: (1) severity of swine damage to steepheads, (2) changing levels of swine control on swine population and damage, (3) changing climatic conditions on damage, (4 ...