New publication: mechanical hoof tests effect of livestock on native snail populations

Mechanical Hoof

Livestock trampling and forest snail biodiversity Even low frequency trampling by livestock can reduce the density and biodiversity of forest snails, according to experimental evidence collected using a mechanical cow hoof. A team led by recent UWA Masters graduate Lisa Denmead devised and constructed the pneumatic cow’s hoof, using it to simulate different trampling frequencies … Continue reading New publication: mechanical hoof tests effect of livestock on native snail populations