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Can translocations be used to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts?
It is suggested that determining whether the translocation leads to the resolution of the problem should be the main criterion to evaluate the success of the translocations of problem animals, and a list of criteria to assist decisions regarding the suitability, effectiveness and humaneness of translocations to manage problems posed by wild mammals is proposed. Expand
Functionally reproductive diploid and haploid males in an inbreeding hymenopteran with complementary sex determination.
  • D. Cowan, J. Stahlhut
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 13 July 2004
It is reported that in the solitary vespid wasp Euodynerus foraminatus, both diploid and haploid males are fertile, which documents normal fertility in diploids males of a hymenopteran with sl-CSD. Expand
Foraging behaviour of wild rats (Rattus norvegicus) towards new foods and bait containers
It is found that neophobia to new food containers is far stronger than neophobic to new foods, and this effect is sufficient to create practical control problems when rodenticide bait is used within bait containers. Expand
The occurrence of commensal rodents in dwellings as revealed by the 1996 English House Condition Survey
The value of applied ecological techniques, including logistic regression of presence–absence data, is revealed in understanding the distribution of commensal rodents in relation to dwellings, with the prospect of more effective management practices being developed as a consequence. Expand
The efficacy of methods to manage Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) populations, particularly the use of rodenticides, has been assessed with indirect census methods that measure changes in levels ofExpand
Developing a census method based on sight counts to estimate rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) numbers
The census method, based on systematic counts conducted at night or at dawn and dusk, was developed and validated in terms of estimating the total number of rabbits present in a given area and shows considerable promise as a means to estimate rabbit numbers under a range of agricultural conditions. Expand
The Role of Ingested Fungal Enzymes in Cellulose Digestion in the Larvae of Cerambycid Beetles
It is argued that ingested fungal enzymes may be responsible for cellulose digestion in many, perhaps even all, xylophagous larvae from the three coleopteran families Anobiidae, Buprestidae, and Cerambycidae. Expand
Cinnamic acid derivatives: novel repellent seed dressings for the protection of wheat seed against damage by the field slug, Deroceras reticulatum
The results indicate that cinnamamide has the potential to protect a range of agricultural and horticultural plants from slug damage in a manner that is both effective and environmentally acceptable. Expand
Non-lethal mouse repellents: evaluation of cinnamamide as a repellent against commensal and field rodents
The results indicate that cinnamamide has the potential for use against the commensal rodent Mus musculus in situations where use of lethal control methods could be hazardous (e.g. food stores). Expand
Levamisole can induce conditioned taste aversion in foxes
The potential of using levamisole-induced CTA as a non-lethal method of manipulating the behaviour of predators is discussed and all foxes that had consumed a single portion of levam isole-treated meat avoided eating untreated test meat for the following five to seven post-treatment tests. Expand