Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Kararehe Kino - Vertebrate Pest Research, Issue 15

December 2009 — Orongorongo Valley Edition


Title Page
Orongorongo Valley: an important long-term research area 4
How do possums catch TB 6
Spillback of residual TB infection in deer and pigs to possums – might it be important? 7
How many rats are out there? 8
Home ranges and movements of ship rats 9
Habitat use by ship rats in New Zealand forests 12
Ship rat foraging behaviour – dining indoors or alfresco? 14
Impacts of invasive mammals on biodiversity 16
Did you know …..? 18
Some relevant Orongorongo Valley publications 20