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Abstract

Incidence of environmental factors on the location and effectiveness of traps as a control method for invasive species of the Colubridae family in Ibiza.

Abstract

During the months of August and September of 2017 a study was carried out on the island of Ibiza, whose objective was to evaluate the environment characteristics that encompass each of the traps for invasive snakes to see how they influence the capture performance and if it is possible to improve it in future campaigns modifying its location. This control method was initiated in 2014 to evaluate the distribution and status of two populations of invasive ophidians of the family Colubridae (Hemorrhois hippocrepis and Zamenis scalaris) as well as to know biological aspects and track their adaptation on the island.