Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Rodent pests and their control.

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Description

This updated 2nd edition, two decades after the publication of the first edition, combines information from the latest scientific research on rodent pests and their control. It includes 19 chapters discussing: the natural history of rodents and preadaptations to pestilence; commensal rodents; rodents in agriculture and forestry; rodents as carriers of disease; non-chemical and non-lethal chemical ...

Chapter 18 (Page no: 366)

Rodent control and island conservation.

Most rodent species are highly adapted, selected, boom-or-bust strategists. Such pre-adaptation to invasiveness allows them quickly to take advantage of abundant new resources and is why rodents are among the most successful mammalian colonizers of islands. This chapter discusses the impacts of alien invasive rodents on natural ecosystems, with emphasis on oceanic islands, and review management techniques to mitigate their effects.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The natural history of rodents: preadaptations to pestilence. Author(s): Macdonald, D. W., Fenn, M. G. P., Gelling, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Commensal rodents. Author(s): Lund, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Rodents in agriculture and forestry. Author(s): Wood, B. J., Singleton, G. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 81) Rodents as carriers of disease. Author(s): Battersby, S. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 101) Rodent control methods: non-chemical and non-lethal chemical, with special reference to food stores. Author(s): Smith, R. H., Meyer, A. N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 123) Control methods: chemical. Author(s): Buckle, A. P., Eason, C. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 155) The laboratory evaluation of rodenticides. Author(s): Prescott, C. V., Johnson, R. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 171) Field evaluation of rodenticides. Author(s): Cowan, D. P., Townsend, M. G.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 187) Resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides. Author(s): Pelz, H. J., Prescott, C. V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 209) Damage assessment and damage surveys. Author(s): Buckle, A. P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 231) Rodent control in practice: protection of humans and animal health. Author(s): Meyer, A. N., Kaukeinen, D. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 247) Rodent control in practice: temperate field crops and forestry. Author(s): Buckle, A. P., Pelz, H. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 269) Rodent control in practice: tropical field crops. Author(s): Fall, M. W., Fiedler, L. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 295) Sociology and communication of rodent management in developing countries. Author(s): Singleton, G. R., Flor, R. J. B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 315) Ethics in rodent control. Author(s): Smit, F. J. L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 330) Environmental impacts of rodenticides. Author(s): Smith, R. H., Shore, R. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 346) Monitoring rodenticide residues in wildlife. Author(s): Shore, R. F., Pereira, M. G., Potter, E. D., Walker, L. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 397) Rodent control: back to the future (the sequel). Author(s): Buckle, A. P., Smith, R. H.