Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Kararehe Kino - Vertebrate Pest Research, Issue 16

June 2010 — Pest Technologies Edition


Title Page
Editorial 2
How effective are trained dogs at finding single rodents? 4
Implanting data loggers in wild pigs 6
An automatic detection device for small mammals 6
Detecting the presence of possums near killing devices 7
Use of trail cameras 7
New molecular tests for wildlife zoonoses 8
Improving the detection of radiotransmitter signals 9
Remote sensors for kākāpō 9
A decision support system for vertebrate pest control 10
New assays for bird repellents in possum baits 12
Species-specific toxicants for rats 12
Mustelid control – can we exploit grooming behaviour to deliver a toxicant? 13
Possum fertility control vaccines 13
Modelling the probability of eradicating starlings in Western Australia 14
Overcoming genetic errors when estimating animal abundance using DNA samples 15
Some relevant vertebrate-pest-related publications 16

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