A science-based policy for managing free-roaming cats
Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Duffy, D. C., Bird, D. M., Calver, M., Cherkassky, D., Cherkassky, L., Dickman, C. R., Hunter, D., Jessup, D., Longcore, T., Loss, S. R., Loyd, K. A. T., Marra, P. P., Marzluff, J. M., Noss, R. F., Simberloff, D., Sizemore, G. C., Temple, S. A., Heezik, Y. van
The detection of three new Haemaphysalis ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Singapore and their potential threat for public health, companion animals, and wildlife
Contributor(s):: Kwak, M. L., Ng, A.
How low can they go: A comparison between dog (Canis familiaris) and environmental DNA detection of invasive koi carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus)
Contributor(s):: Collins, Melissa A., Browne, Clare M., Edwards, Timothy L., Ling, Nicholas, Tempero, Grant W., Gleeson, Dianne M., Crockett, Kymberly, Quaife, Jesse
Human–Wildlife Conflicts: Does Origin Matter?
Contributor(s):: Cassini, Marcelo Hernán
Conservation biologists have divided wildlife in two antagonist categories—native and introduced populations—because they defend the hypothesis that the latter acquires or expresses harmful qualities that a population that remains in its original environment does not possess. Invasion biology has...
Nesting habitats of free-ranging Indian peafowl, Pavo cristatus, revealed by sniffer dogs in Okinawa, Japan
Contributor(s):: Fukuhara, Ryoji, Agarie, Junosuke, Furugen, Muneaki, Seki, Hirofumi
The Indian peafowl, Pavo cristatus, is the largest of the pheasants and ground-nesting bird. Because this species was introduced in Okinawa, Japan about 40 years ago and is now increasingly recognized as a pest in the Yaeyama region, and the extermination of this species has been promoted for...
Using Genetics to Evaluate the Success of a Feral Cat (Felis catus) Control Program in North-Western Australia
| Contributor(s):: Saul Cowen, Lucy Clausen, Dave Algar, Sarah Comer
The feral cat has been implicated in the decline and extinction of many species worldwide and a range of strategies have been devised for its control. A five-year control program using the aerial broadcast of toxic Eradicat® baits was undertaken at Fortescue Marsh in the Pilbara region...
Scientific Assessment of the Welfare of Trapped Mammals—Key Considerations for the Use of the Sharp and Saunders Humaneness Assessment Model
| Contributor(s):: Beausoleil, Ngaio J., Baker, Sandra E., Sharp, Trudy
Scientific assessment of the impacts of trapping on mammal welfare is necessary to inform cost-benefit analyses of using traps in wildlife management, improve trap performance and trapping processes and develop international trap standards. The Sharp and Saunders humaneness assessment model was...
Foraging behavior in a generalist snake (brown treesnake, Boiga irregularis) with implications for avian reintroduction and recovery
| Contributor(s):: Nafus, Melia G., Xiong, Peter X., Paxton, Eben H., Yackel Adams, Amy A., Goetz, Scott M.
Broad foraging classifications, such as generalist or specialist forager, are generally beneficial for population management in defining expectations of typical behavior. However, better understanding as to how individual variance in behavior interfaces with management actions, such as control of...
The effect of device density on encounters by a mobile urban carnivore: Implications for managing peri-urban wild dogs
| Contributor(s):: Harriott, Lana, Allen, Benjamin L., Gentle, Matthew
A variety of devices are often placed in the landscape to count, catch, kill, or otherwise manage wild species. It is important to understand the interactions between such devices and the species of interest to achieve and improve the efficiency of research and management objectives. Canid pest...
Invasive Species Terminology: Standardizing for Stakeholder Education
| Contributor(s):: Basil V. Iannone III, Shannon Carnevale, Martin B. Main, Jeff E. Hill, Julie B. McConnell, Steven A. Johnson, Stephen F. Enloe, Michael Andreu, Emily C. Bell, James P. Cuda, Shirley M. Baker
The excessive number of terms associated with invasive species, and their often incorrect usage, hinders stakeholder education about the threats of invasive species. Here we introduce seven terms (native, nonnative, introduced, established, invasive, nuisance,...
Our Wild Companions: Domestic cats in the Anthropocene
| Contributor(s):: Crowley, S. L., Cecchetti, M., McDonald, R. A.
Responses by wild house mice (Mus musculus) to various stimuli in a novel environment
| Contributor(s):: Witmer, Gary W., Snow, Nathan P., Moulton, Rachael S.
House mice (Mus musculus) pose a threat to the native flora and fauna on islands, and can cause significant damage wherever they have been introduced. Methods used to eradicate invasive rodents, like house mice, at high population densities may not be appropriate for intercepting them at lower...
Taste overshadows less salient cues to elicit food aversion in endangered marsupial
| Contributor(s):: Kelly, Ella, Phillips, Ben L., Webb, Jonathan K.
Conditioned taste aversion is an emerging conservation tool that can be used to limit inter-species conflict, for example decreasing predation on endangered species, or limiting the consumption of invasive toxic prey. Typically, managers wish to elicit an aversion that will be associated with...
More-than-toad: Conflicts and Ruminations in Cane Toad Management
| Contributor(s):: Nyquist, Jon Rasmus
This paper takes an event involving the introduced Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) in Australia, a community group, and a contested fence line as point of departure for discussions about different forms of engagement and the importance of being attentive to continuity and enduring forms. Cane Toads...
Molluscs for Sale: Assessment of Freshwater Gastropods and Bivalves in the Ornamental Pet Trade
| Contributor(s):: Ting Hui Ng, Siong Kiat Tan, Wing Hing Wong, Rudolf Meier, Sow-Yan Chan, Heok Hui Tan, Darren C. J. Yeo
The ornamental pet trade is often considered a key culprit for conservation problems such as the introduction of invasive species (including infectious diseases) and overharvesting of rare species. Here, we present the first assessment of the biodiversity of freshwater molluscs in the...
Environmental Impact and Relative Invasiveness of Free-Roaming Domestic Carnivores—a North American Survey of Governmental Agencies
| Contributor(s):: Ana Lepe, Valerie Kaplan, Alirio Arreaza, Robert Szpanderfer, David Bristol, M. Scott Sinclair
A survey of the United States and Canadian governmental agencies investigated the environmental impact and relative invasiveness of free-roaming domestic non-native carnivores—dogs, cats, and ferrets. Agencies represented wildlife, fish, game, natural or environmental resources, parks and...
Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago
| Contributor(s):: Medina, F. M., Nogales, M., Farnworth, M. J., Bonnaud, E.
Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in their origins, social perceptions of management practices play a large role in their implementation....
Advising the British Columbia Ministry of Environment on the risk of zoonotic disease transfer as it relates to the Controlled Alien Species regulations
| Contributor(s):: Jane Vermeulen
The purpose of this report is to address the regulatory status of the BC Wildlife Act as it pertains to animal species artificially introduced into British Columbia&nb...
In Memory: Daniel S. Vice
| Contributor(s):: Flores, Jeffrey B.
Regulation of tree squirrel populations with immunocontraception: a fox squirrel example
| Contributor(s):: Krause, Sara K., Kelt, Douglas A., Van Vuren, Dirk H., Gionfriddo, James P.