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dc.contributor.authorKavermann, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorRoss, James G.en
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Adrian M.en
dc.contributor.authorEason, Charlesen
dc.contributor.editorTimm, R. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-19T21:28:52Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.issn0507-6773en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/11095
dc.description.abstractImproving vertebrate pest control operations relies on increasing pest animal interactions with control devices (e.g., bait stations, bait bags, and/or traps). Interactions are encouraged using a variety of baits and lures that stimulate an animal’s visual, olfactory, or auditory sense, orientating the target species towards a control device. On a generalised spatial scale of conspicuousness, an auditory lure will function over a greater distance for mammals in forested ecosystems than both visual and olfactory lures, suggesting auditory lures could have the greatest luring potential. In New Zealand, there is an overabundance of the introduced Australian brushtail possum that is the subject of ongoing control. Ground-based control operations typically use visual (e.g., a flour blaze), and to a lesser extent olfactory (e.g., cinnamon) lures for attracting possums to control devices. However, the potential for an auditory stimulus remains largely unexamined and underutilised. Research presented here expands on previous studies with captive animals and examines the development and field testing of an audio lure for possum control. The results from three preliminary field trials show that possums found audio-lured devices sooner than un-lured devices, and that a greater proportion of lured devices were located over time. In addition, possums were recorded investigating lured sites at a higher rate compared to un-lured sites, suggesting that possums were more likely to interact with a control device if it has an audio-lure than if it does not.en
dc.format.extent17-21en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Californiaen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - University of California - https://doi.org/10.5070/V425110345 - https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9bj2d1djen
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.5070/V425110345en
dc.rights© The authorsen
dc.source25th Vertebrate Pest Conferenceen
dc.subjectaudio lureen
dc.subjectpest controlen
dc.subjectpossumen
dc.subjectTrichosaurus vulpeculaen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.titleProgressing the possum pied piper projecten
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservationen
dc.identifier.doi10.5070/V425110345en
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060207 Population Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfProceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conferenceen
pubs.finish-date2012-03-08en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/ECOL
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://escholarship.org/uc/item/9bj2d1djen
pubs.start-date2012-03-05en
pubs.volume25en
dc.identifier.eissn2641-273Xen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4090-0815
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7413-4704
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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