This book will be of great benefit to students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, pest management staff, or volunteers working in natural resource management, including private and public land managers, parks and wildlife staff, ...
Author: Mike Braysher
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Pest animals are but one of many factors that influence the desired outcome from managing natural resource based systems, whether for production or conservation purposes. Others include diseases, weeds, financial resources, weather and fire management. To be effective, an integrated and systematic approach is required, and the principles and strategic approach outlined in this book can also be used to plan and manage the damage due to other factors. Managing Australia's Pest Animals includes case studies of successful and unsuccessful pest management strategies and covers a range of topics, including the history of pest management, current best practice principles, and guidelines for planning and applying strategic pest management approaches to effectively reduce pest damage. This book is the first clear and comprehensive guide to best practice pest management in Australia and will benefit students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, people involved in natural resource management, and industry and government pest management staff. This book will be of great benefit to students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, pest management staff, or volunteers working in natural resource management, including private and public land managers, parks and wildlife staff, pest management agencies, local councils, Landcare and catchment management groups and private pest contractors.
The Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of Australia is a comprehensive, practical guide to 60 introduced pest animal species present in Australia, including 27 mammals, 18 birds, nine freshwater fish, two amphibians and four reptiles.
Author: Peter West
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Australia’s introduced vertebrate pest species cost at least $1 billion annually in economic, environmental and social impacts. The Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of Australia is a comprehensive, practical guide to 60 introduced pest animal species present in Australia, including 27 mammals, 18 birds, nine freshwater fish, two amphibians and four reptiles. It contains descriptive information to identify each species in the field, including distinctive physical characteristics, size, weight, colouration, diet, breeding behaviour, habitat preferences, and information about footprints, dung, scats and audible animal calls. Each species profile is accompanied by practical management information, maps and high-quality photographs – allowing readers to learn about pest species in their local area, what problems they might cause, and what control options exist for management. This guide also contains a number of emerging high-risk pest species that may pose a significant threat to our natural environment, economy, agriculture and human health. Whether you are a farmer, natural resource manager, public land manager, pest controller, teacher, student, field naturalist or wildlife ecologist, this easy-to-use guide will help you identify Australia’s most significant introduced pest animals in your local area.
Animal pest organisms are often dependent on the type of plants endemic to an
area and plants are less likely to thrive outside their preferred climatic zone. This
is particularly relevant to termites, which almost always come from an outside ...
Author: Ion Staunton
Publisher: UNSW Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
For 23 years and through four editions, Urban Pest Management in Australia has been the major reference work for Australian pest control operators. This fifth edition has been extensively revised to support the constantly evolving pest management industry. It features an accessible new format, fully updated chapters, additional colour plates and extra content, including a new section on putting pest control into practice. Ion Staunton draws on his 50 years of industry knowledge to bring Gerozisis and Hadlington’s pest management ‘bible’ to a new generation of technicians.
Sustained management requires an understanding of the relationships between
the use of control techniques and the abundance of a pest species, and between
pest abundance and the damage it causes. In Australia there has been ...
Author: Odd Terje Sandlund
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The invasive species problem will become increasingly important in the years to come. Trade, travel and tourism are rapidly globalized, and border controls are reduced. This affects natural ecosystems in which aggressive invaders may have disastrous effects. `New' diseases affect human, animal and crop health. The Convention on Biological Diversity presents national authorities with a tall order in coping with this problem. For the first time in one volume, this book presents both ecological, biological and epidemiological aspects of invasive species, as well as the problem of disease organisms for agriculture and human health. The book constitutes a comprehensive background to the global strategy for managing invasive alien species which now is being developed by SCOPE and UNEP. The book is well suited for management staff in various environmental, economic and social sectors. It is essential for university and college teachers, researchers in ecology, natural resources management, and social sciences, as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.
Although eradication of these species is frequently the management objective, it
has not been achieved in any Australian mainland situation. Introduced animals,
such as buffalo, wild horses, camels and donkeys can be an economic resource.
Author: George Wilson
Publisher: Kangaroo Press
Category: Feral animals
A survey of the 25 exotic mammal species that have become established in Australia, including those deliberately introduced and those, such as rats and mice, that came here by accident. Maps and photographs accompany the text which describes how the pest species were introduced and gives details of their habitats, behaviour and resource status. Includes references and an index.
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Vertebrate Pest Management in Victoria - Managing Community Expectations
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Environment , Victoria , Australia threats Wolving all of these pan Gover fare
Agriculture in Australia has relied very heavily on the use of plants and animals
introduced since European settlement . ... and much of the development of pest
awareness and management in Australia has centred on such exotic species ...
Author: T. R. New
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This is the first introductory text to deal with the problems caused by insects as pests in Australian agriculture and related primary industry, and the use of insects to combat pests such as insects and weeds. It emphasizes Australian examples throughout and is designed specifically to reflect traditional and recent developments associated with pest management in Australia and other countries. The development of integrated pest management is a central theme, but chapters are provided on all major facets of pest control, with accounts of their development, importance and contributions to current management strategy and practice. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading and the most recent references are cited to give students, applied entomologists, researchers and agriculturists the most current and comprehensive information available.
Even after it has been demonstrated that there are no animals infected with FMD , Australia would not have access to these ... as animal production , commercial
harvesting of feral pigs , recreational hunting , and management of native fauna .
Pest animals . Pest animals are those that threaten the agricultural ,
environmental , and personal resources that humans value ( Olsen 1998 ) . There
are many introduced species in Australia , including feral populations of at least
thirty exotic ...
Author: Graeme Worboys
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This volume documents the multi-disciplinary task of managing protected areas in Australia. It is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in protected area management, environmental management, geography, natural resource management, rural development and ecotourism.
A new, practical handbook for managing natural areas. Written by Robin Buchanan, TAFE teacher and author of the classic text 'Bush Regeneration'.
Author: Robin Buchanan
Publisher: NSW Agriculture
A new, practical handbook for managing natural areas. Written by Robin Buchanan, TAFE teacher and author of the classic text 'Bush Regeneration'. A lavishly illustrated 264 page colour publication covering all aspects of managing natural area restoration projects. Includes resilience, mapping, describing and assessing vegetation. Techniques for managing weeds, fire and responding to climate change.
Table 10 : Status of pest rodents in Australia . 7 Only suitable for areas with soils
where holes are. VIC SA ACT NT Status of the rodent NSW QLD All introduced
No rodent species rodents unprotected declared a pest WA R. villosissimus only
Author: Judy Caughley
"Australian crops are damaged by mice, black rats and four species of native rodents. There has been a mouse plague somewhere in the Australian grain belt every four years on average since 1900. In the last twenty years plagues have increased to one every year or two. The 1993-94 plague in south-east Australia cost the grains industry an estimated $65 million. Rat damage to Queensland sugarcane crops amounts to $2-9 million annually. Rodents also have significant social and environmental impacts and can spread disease to people and livestock." -- back cover.
Dickman , C. R. 1996. Overview of the Impacts of Feral Cats on Australian Native
Fauna . Canberra : Australian Nature Conservation Agency . DNRETA . 2006. Pest Animals . Darwin : Department of Natural Resources Environment and the ...
Author: M. K. Luckert
Category: Aboriginal Australians
This book assesses the case for investing in Indigenous natural resource management (NRM) in tropical Australia. Indigenous people provide a number of public goods in relation to environmental management for which they are not remunerated. Their presence on country should be viewed as a national asset. The health of Australia?s Indigenous people remains unacceptably. Individual and collective engagement with ancestrally significant land and sea improves health outcomes, while also supporting individual autonomy and social cohesion through cultural practices. This book brings together a broad suite of authors with an understanding of Indigenous NRM and the economics thereof. Indigenous NRM emerges as a ?keystone policy area? that could allow integration of many policy fields commonly considered in isolation. The editors of this book all have wide experience in the fields covered by this book. Professor Marty Luckert from the University of Alberta has been offering insights into the economics of environmental management around the world for decades, Professor Bruce Campbell from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has an international reputation for his work on livelihoods among the rural poor, Julian Gorman (CDU) has played a key role in fostering wildlife-based industries among Indigenous people in the monsoonal tropics of the Northern Territory and Professor Stephen Garnett (CDU) has broad experience in management of tropical environments, particularly northern Australia.
Author: Australia. Parliament. SenatePublish On: 1994
Australia of feral animals has for a long Michael Beahan ) took the chair at 2.00
p.m. , period imposed significant costs on the ... to add to what the al guidelines
for managing the damage caused Prime Minister said . by major vertebrate pests
and. managing. the. impacts. of. cats. Chris. R. Dickman. predators intact in a
third. Small mammals and reptiles were ... The impacts of domestic, stray and feral cats need to be managed differently in accordance with peoples'
expectations and ...
Author: Alistair Glen
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
The Australian continent provides a unique perspective on the evolution and ecology of carnivorous animals. In earlier ages, Australia provided the arena for a spectacular radiation of marsupial and reptilian predators. The causes of their extinctions are still the subject of debate. Since European settlement, Australia has seen the extinction of one large marsupial predator (the thylacine), another (the Tasmanian devil) is in danger of imminent extinction, and still others have suffered dramatic declines. By contrast, two recently-introduced predators, the fox and cat, have been spectacularly successful, with devastating impacts on the Australian fauna. Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future explores Australia's unique predator communities from pre-historic, historic and current perspectives. It covers mammalian, reptilian and avian carnivores, both native and introduced to Australia. It also examines the debate surrounding how best to manage predators to protect livestock and native biodiversity. Readers will benefit from the most up-to-date synthesis by leading researchers and managers in the field of carnivore biology. By emphasising Australian carnivores as exemplars of flesh-eaters in other parts of the world, this book will be an important reference for researchers, wildlife managers and students worldwide.
Management. In many districts, mistletoe is regarded as a destructive pest that
kills trees and devalues bushland; it is ... Finally, the conservation of Australian
mistletoes is discussed, highlighting those species that are most vulnerable to ...
Author: David M Watson
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Mistletoes are an enigmatic group of plants. Lacking roots and depending on other plants for their livelihood, they have inspired a range of beliefs throughout the world. Some people regard them as mystical plants endowed with magical properties, others as destructive weeds that devalue native habitats, and still others as beautiful native plants that support wildlife. This book represents the first thorough treatment of mistletoes in Australia. It summarises their evolutionary origin and global distribution, highlighting diversity patterns in Australasia, and describes the ecology and life history of mistletoes, detailing the variety of animals that depend on them for food and shelter. The book discusses the cultural significance of mistletoes, compares imported European beliefs with home-grown Indigenous lore and looks at the role of mistletoe in contemporary art, design and medicine. It also explores the management of mistletoes, noting those situations where mistletoe becomes too abundant and offering practical solutions to achieve a more balanced outcome. Finally, there is a guide to identifying mistletoes, including detailed species accounts for all 46 species found in southern Australia. With 51 specially commissioned watercolours by artist Robyn Hulley and more than 130 colour photographs, Mistletoes of Southern Australia is the definitive authority on these intriguing native plants.
This paper examines and challenges some commonly held beliefs about the
impact of feral animals , including cats ... Not enough is known about the impact
of feral animals in Australia or their response to control for effective management
Author: Ross Andrew Bradstock
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Category: Bio diversity
Arising from a conference held at the University of Sydney in 1993, this collection of 35 papers addresses topics such as habitat loss, degradation and pollution of water resources, weeds and feral animals, and commercial use of native biota. Also discusses the role of government and non-government agencies in conservation. Includes 25 colour plates, references and an index. The editors work in the Environmental Survey and Research Division of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
In the Western Australian wheatbelt it has become a staple of Red - tailed Black -
Cockatoos , which gather in large flocks to feed on it ( above ) . ... Control of one pest species often needs to be integrated with control of others , and sometimes
with restoration of natural habitat . ... While responsibility for the management of
established pests rests fundamentally with State , Territory and local
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Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting ... Fertility control vaccines ,
which promise to contribute to the management of fertility control and its pest animal ...
Many of the latter relate directly to agriculture or forestry , including CRCs for
Biological Control of Pest Animals ; Tropical Savannas Management ; Australian
Weed Management ; Irrigation Futures ; Plantbased Management of Dryland