Size should matter: Distribution and genetic considerations for pest animal management

Biological invasions by pest species constitute one of the leading threats to biodiversity and ecosystem health (Long 2003). However, in terms of reducing their abundance, and ultimately the restoration of damaged ecosystems, a species can not be effectively managed without understanding their demic structure or biological boundaries (Zenger et al. 2003). We consider that the ability to define biological boundaries of a population as an important ecological parameter for the effective control of feral and invasive species. This is particularly so where subpopulations may be acting as a source for re-invasion, and also in those areas that may act as net recipients of dispersing individuals.

Author Spencer, P. B. S. and Woolnough, A. P.
Date null
Year 2004
Secondary title Ecological Management and Restoration
Volume 5
Number 3
Pages 231-233
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2004.209-9.x
Region Australia - national