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The Use and Potential of Pest-Proof Fencing for Ecosystem Restoration and Fauna Conservation in New Zealand
The use of fences designed to exclude all exotic mammals from natural habitats is a recent conservation strategy being implemented on the main islands of New Zealand for ecosystem restoration and
PEST ERADICATION TECHNOLOGY – THE CRITICAL PARTNER TO PEST EXCLUSION TECHNOLOGY: THE MAUNGATAUTARI EXPERIENCE
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Critical issues associated with successful pest eradication and reinvasion management in habitats protected by pest proof fencing are explored, including eradication methods, finding and removing survivors, monitoring and surveillance, and the behaviour of reinvading pests.
Designer repellents: combining olfactory, visual or taste cues with a secondary repellent to deter free-ranging house sparrows from feeding.
TLDR
The potential of combining the secondary repellent AQ with additional salient cues for modifying the feeding behaviour of sparrows is demonstrated, demonstrating the suitability of repellents for preventing birds from consuming pest baits.
Multiple-species exclusion fencing and technology for mainland sites
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Over the last 10 years, extensive experiments to design effective pest exclusion technology have been conducted, resulting in new ideas on how to exclude and eradicate vertebrate pests from mainland sites.
Responses of free-ranging house sparrows to feed containing primary and secondary repellents
TLDR
The results demonstrate the potential of primary and secondary repellents, presented alone or in combination, for modifying the feeding behaviour of sparrows.
Estimating the potential for reinvasion by mammalian pests through pest-exclusion fencing
TLDR
It is confirmed and emphasised that mammalian pests are constantly testing the pest-proof fence, and there is constant risk from multiple pest species, regardless of time of day or season.
Repellents to deter New Zealand's North Island robin Petroica australis longipes from pest control baits
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Since d-pulegone and Avex were effective in preventing feeding on a highly preferred base material they are likely to reduce the propensity for robins to feed on toxic possum baits.
Efficacy of bird repellents at deterring North Island robins (Petroica australis longipes) and tomtits (P. macrocephala toitoi) from baits
TLDR
These trials have demonstrated the efficacy of repeatedly presented bird repellent formulations combining an illness- inducing agent, an unattractive colour and a distinctive flavour for protecting ground-feeding New Zealand forest birds from poisoning during mammalian pest control.
Characterization of simple and complex hepatitis C virus quasispecies by heteroduplex gel shift analysis: correlation with nucleotide sequencing.
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HCV quasispecies can be characterized based on GSA profiles following direct PCR amplification of HVR1 sequences from patients' serum, which approximate the clonal population of HCV as determined by clonal analysis.
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