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dc.contributor.authorOgilvie, Shaun C.en
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Adrian M.en
dc.contributor.authorRoss, James G.en
dc.contributor.authorThomas, M. D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T22:48:30Z
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.citationOgilvie, S.C., Paterson, A.M., Ross, J.G., & Thomas, M.D. (2006). Improving techniques for the WaxTag® possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) monitoring index. New Zealand Plant Protection, 59, 28-33.en
dc.identifier.issn1175-9003en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/7265
dc.description.abstractTo manage brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) accurate estimates of abundance are essential. Direct counts are not feasible for large populations and index techniques are normally employed. A new index technique for estimating possum abundance is the WaxTag®. They are potentially more effective than traps because they are small, easier to use, very lightweight and, therefore, higher numbers can be set out in the field. Whilst a national monitoring protocol for WaxTag®s has been developed, it is important to determine whether improvements can be made. This study investigated firstly whether luminescent-coloured WaxTag®s were more attractive than the WaxTag® with a ‘flour blaze’ and, secondly, whether raising the WaxTag®s 700 mm above the ground reduced detectability. Possums significantly preferred the flour blaze over luminescence and raising WaxTag®s did not significantly reduce detectability. Accordingly, WaxTag®s could be raised up above ground-dwelling non-target species without reducing statistical precision.en
dc.format.extent28-33en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.)en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - The New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.) - https://www.nzpps.org/nzpp_contents.php?vol=59en
dc.rights© 2006 New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.) www.nzpps.org Refer to http://www.nzpps.org/terms_of_useen
dc.subjectpossum monitoringen
dc.subjectTrichosurus vulpeculaen
dc.subjectWaxTag®en
dc.subjectluminescent luresen
dc.subjectwaxtag possumen
dc.titleImproving techniques for the WaxTag® possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) monitoring indexen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitPest-Management and Conservationen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
dc.subject.anzsrc070505 Forestry Pests, Health and Diseasesen
dc.subject.anzsrc070203 Animal Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc07 Agricultural And Veterinary Sciencesen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Plant Protectionen
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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/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.nzpps.org/nzpp_contents.php?vol=59en
pubs.volume59en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4090-0815
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7413-4704


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