Rodent Ecology, Behaviour and Management

Paperback - August 2015 - AU $75.00

A selection of presentations at the 5th International Conference of Rodent Biology and Management (ICRMB)

Rodents attract attention often for their negative impacts on the well-being of people as competitors for our staple foods such as cereals or as carriers of human diseases. They also are pilloried for their impacts on the conservation of wildlife, especially birds on islands. Rodents, however, should also be viewed in a much broader context. They make up some 42% of mammalian species and many provide important ecosystems services. + Full description

This special issue contains a selection of presentations at the 5th International Conference of Rodent Biology and Management (ICRMB) held in Zhengzhou, China, in August 2014. The papers include five reviews: the impacts of exotic commensal rodent species that encroach into native bushland; community ecology of rodents and their pathogens in changing environments in Southeast Asia; on rodent and flea communities and the persistence of human plague in eastern Africa; rodent impacts on island vertebrate communities and associated research gaps; and factors that influence recovery of rodent populations following population collapse. There are also papers on rodent behaviour, and rodent impacts pre- and post-harvest and associated ecologically-based rodent management options. This issue will be of ongoing interest to wildlife biologists, crop protection and conservation specialists, behavioural ecologists, those interested in rodent-borne diseases and/or effects of rodents on food security, students and policy makers.

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Paperback | August 2015 | $ 75.00
ISBN: WR42/02 | 109 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing