Sander Devisscher

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Despite a growing catalogue of eradication projects, documented successful vertebrate eradications on the mainland remain scarce. Reporting on successful campaigns is crucial to counter pessimism on ambitious programmes to tackle invasive species and to allow conservation practitioners, wildlife managers and scientist to learn from previous experience.(More)
low (10), our fi ndings support the use of preventive hygiene measures (4) to minimize zoonotic risk when handling roe deer. The 2 MLVAtyped strains provided no evidence for spillover of the predominant strain involved in the Q fever epidemic in the Netherlands. More studies are required to adequately understand Q fever cycles in wildlife and their(More)
Setting up cost-efficient control programs for alien invasive species requires the development of adequate removal methods in combination with insights in population size and dynamics. American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus is an alien invasive species, which is suspected to cause substantial ecological damage around the globe. However, control of(More)
Knowledge concerning microbial infectious diseases in the current amphibian crisis is rudimentary and largely limited to ranavirosis and chytridiomycosis. The family Chlamydiaceae is gaining attention as a common cause of disease in amphibians and may harbour new and emerging amphibian pathogens. We identified a novel species of Chlamydiales (Candidatus(More)
American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus is considered as one of the world’s worst alien invasive species. Currently, the species is present over almost all continents and is suspected to cause substantial ecological damage. Knowledge about its population density, as well as catchability of the species with commonly used sampling gear, is very useful when(More)
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