Developing relative abundance techniques ( RATs ) for monitoring rodent populations

@inproceedings{Whisson2017DevelopingRA,
  title={Developing relative abundance techniques ( RATs ) for monitoring rodent populations},
  author={DesleyA. Whisson and Richard and Engernai and K. Collins},
  year={2017}
}
Accurate density estimates of rodents are frequently difficult or cost-prohibitive to determine. Thus, a number of techniques (track plates, monitoring blocks, chew cards/sticks, apple slice index, trapping) are often used to index rodent populations. Theoretically, the sensitivity of these indexing techniques could be improved if they applied continuous measurements rather than simple binary measurements (presence/absence). Development of a relative abundance technique that is simple to apply… CONTINUE READING