Erratum: A preliminary study assessing risk to Tasmanian devils from poisoning for red foxes
Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2012
Copyright © The Wildlife Society, 2012
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 76, Issue 3, page 659, April 2012
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- Issue online: 22 MAR 2012
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Vol. 75, Issue 2, 385–392, Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2011
Hughes, C., R. Gaffney, and C. R. Dickman. 2011. A Preliminary Study Assessing Risk to Tasmanian Devils From Poisoning for Red Foxes. The journal of wildlife management 75:385–392. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.47
In Hughes et al. (2011), Greek text incorrectly appears in equations on pages 389 and 390. The affected paragraphs should have read:
From page 389
Male animals were more likely than females to exhibit all 5 measured behaviors: males uncovered surface-level bait 1.3 times more often (, P = 0.004), removed surface-level bait 2.4 times more often (, P ≤ 0.001), excavated bait buried beneath a sand mound 1.7 times more often (, P = 0.010), removed buried bait 2.8 times more often (, P = 0.043), and excavated unbaited sand mounds 1.5 times more often (, P = 0.026). The 2-year-old, captive-born animals were more likely than 4-year-old, wild-caught animals to exhibit 3 of the 5 measured behaviors: younger animals uncovered surface-level baits 1.4 times more often (, P ≤ 0.001), removed surface-level baits 2.6 times more often (, P ≤ 0.001), and excavated baits buried beneath a sand mound 1.8 times more often (, P = 0.011). There were no differences in the 2 cohorts' removal of buried baits (, P = 0.082) or in their excavation of unbaited sand mounds (, P = 0.235).
From page 390
Because not every observation station was visited by devils on every night, it is more instructive to consider just those data from observation station–nights with known devil visitation (based on photographic evidence) or probable devil visitation (based on spoor in cases of camera malfunction). With data combined from the 2 phases, burial treatment influenced removal (, P ≤ 0.001 for definite and probable devil visitation; , P = 0.004 for definite visitation only). Removal rates were highest at 5 cm, followed by mounds, 10 cm, and 15 cm (Fig. 1). When we considered the phases separately, burial treatment influenced removal in the western phase (, P = 0.016 for definite and probable devil visits; , P = 0.026 for definite visits only) but not in the eastern phase (, P = 0.265 for definite and probable devil visits; , P = 0.314 for definite visits only). We suspect that low statistical power was responsible for the lack of significance for the eastern phase.
Wiley-Blackwell apologizes to the authors for this error.