Eradicating house mice from islands: successes, failures and the way forward

Show simple item record MacKay, Jamie en Russell, James en Murphy, EC en
dc.contributor.editor Witmer, GW en
dc.contributor.editor Pitt, WC en
dc.contributor.editor Fagerstone, KA en
dc.coverage.spatial Fort Collins, Colorado, USA en 2012-02-13T21:42:05Z en 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Managing Vertebrate Invasive Species, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 07 Aug 2007 - 09 Aug 2007. Editors: Witmer GW, Pitt WC, Fagerstone KA. Proceedings of an International Symposium. USDA/APHIS/WS, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 294-304. 2007 en
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dc.description.abstract The house mouse (Mus musculus) has been spread throughout the world by the actions of humans. It causes severe impacts to native ecosystems, especially in areas where there are no native mammals. It is possible to eradicate mice from islands but they are harder to eradicate than rats. A review of reported eradication attempts found that 17 attempts on 45 islands worldwide failed; a failure rate of 38%. The effect of operational factors on eradication success was examined, but no significant model was formed. Brodifacoum is the most widely used toxicant and has a 49% success rate. Mouse eradications should be attempted wherever possible and recommendations to help increase the success of a house mouse eradication attempt are given. en
dc.publisher USDA/APHIS/WS, National Wildlife Research Center en
dc.relation.ispartof Managing Vertebrate Invasive Species en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of an International Symposium en
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dc.title Eradicating house mice from islands: successes, failures and the way forward en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 294 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: USDA/APHIS/WS, National Wildlife Research Center en en
pubs.end-page 304 en
pubs.finish-date 2007-08-09 en Fort Collins, Colorado, USA en
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2007-08-07 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 153669 en Science en Biological Sciences en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-28 en

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