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dc.contributor.authorHickling, Graham J.en
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, R. J.en
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Matthew C.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-20T02:28:17Z
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.identifier.citationHickling, G. J., Henderson, R. J., & Thomas, M. C. C. (1999). Poisoning mammalian pests can have unintended consequences for future control: Two case studies. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 23(2), 267–273.en
dc.identifier.issn0110-6465en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1294
dc.description.abstractVertebrate pest control operations using toxic baits can have unintended consequences for nontarget species. some of which may themselves be pests. Learned avoidance behaviour (termed 'aversion') can be induced by sublethal dosing, which can arise when species with high and low susceptibilities to a toxin co- exist in the same area. In such cases the less-susceptible species (e.g., possums Trichosurus vulpecula) may be sublethally poisoned by control work targeting the more- susceptible species (e.g., rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus). A case study of rabbit control on North Canterbury farmland is presented to demonstrate this effect. When control is being repeated at frequent intervals, it is prudent to vary the control methods used. Nevertheless, aversion induced by the use of one toxic bait (e.g., cyanide paste) can in some situations 'generalise' so that the efficacy of control using other toxins (e.g., 1080 and cholecalciferol in cereal baits) is also compromised. A case study of initial and follow-up possum control in four discrete areas of Canterbury forest provides an example of this problem. The implications of these findings for future pest management in New Zealand are discussed.en
dc.format.extent267-273en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.rightsCopyright © New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.subjectrabbitsen
dc.subjecttoxinsen
dc.subjectbait shynessen
dc.subjectconditioned taste aversionen
dc.subjectTrichosurus vulpeculaen
dc.subjectbrushtail possumen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titlePoisoning mammalian pests can have unintended consequences for future control: two case studiesen
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300803 Natural resources managementen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen
pubs.issue2en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume23en


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