Fifty years of rodent eradications in New Zealand: another decade of advances

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Show simple item record Russell, James en Broome, KG en 2017-04-06T23:16:08Z en 2016-01 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Journal of Ecology, January 2016, 40 (2), 197 - 204 en
dc.identifier.issn 0110-6465 en
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dc.description.abstract New Zealand has just passed half a century of rodent eradications on islands. Confirmation of the first rat eradication in New Zealand on Maria Island/Ruapuke coincided with the devastating rat invasion on Big South Cape Island/Taukihepa. We review the early history of rodent management in New Zealand leading up to and including the Big South Cape Island/Taukihepa ship rat invasion, and document the development and implementation of rodent eradication technologies on New Zealand islands up to the present day. In the last decade major advances have been made in multi-species eradications including rodents, community engagement, mouse eradication, transferring techniques to mainland eco-sanctuaries, and developing new tools for rodent management. The challenge of rodent biosecurity to prevent reinvasion which loomed large only a decade ago, is now being addressed through a combination of research and robust management procedures. Increased emphasis is now being placed on documenting species and ecosystem recoveries following rodent eradication. We identify the major challenges to further expansion of rodent eradication throughout New Zealand as working with multiple stakeholders on inhabited islands, efficiencies of scale on very large islands, and the implementation of cost-effective barrier technologies on the New Zealand ‘mainland’. en
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dc.language English en
dc.publisher New Zealand Ecological Society, Inc. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Ecology en
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dc.subject Science & Technology en
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine en
dc.subject Ecology en
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology en
dc.subject biosecurity en
dc.subject conservation en
dc.subject islands en
dc.subject mice en
dc.subject Mus en
dc.subject rats en
dc.subject Rattus en
dc.subject RAT ERADICATION en
dc.subject INVASIVE MAMMALS en
dc.subject SEABIRD ISLANDS en
dc.subject HOUSE MICE en
dc.subject CONSERVATION en
dc.subject BIODIVERSITY en
dc.subject BRODIFACOUM en
dc.title Fifty years of rodent eradications in New Zealand: another decade of advances en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.20417/nzjecol.40.22 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 197 en
pubs.volume 40 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en en
pubs.end-page 204 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.elements-id 518930 en Science en Biological Sciences en
dc.identifier.eissn 1177-7788 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-04-07 en 2016-01-12 en

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