Can rodent outbreaks be driven by major climatic events? Evidence from cyclone Nargis in the Ayeyawady Delta, Myanmar.

@article{Htwe2013CanRO,
  title={Can rodent outbreaks be driven by major climatic events? Evidence from cyclone Nargis in the Ayeyawady Delta, Myanmar.},
  author={Nyo Me Htwe and Grant R. Singleton and Andrew D.L. Nelson},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2013},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          378-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND Massive rodent population outbreaks occurred in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar, in July 2009, 15 months after cyclone Nargis. Satellite imagery with high temporal frequency was used to identify the area and planting time of rice at a landscape scale of > 80 000 ha, and household surveys of farmers were conducted to validate the mapping and to quantify losses. RESULTS Farmers did not have problems with rodents in 2007-2008; rodents were the principal problem in the 2009 summer and… CONTINUE READING
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