Unwanted and unintended effects of culling: A case for ecologically-based rodent management.

@article{Singleton2007UnwantedAU,
  title={Unwanted and unintended effects of culling: A case for ecologically-based rodent management.},
  author={Grant R. Singleton and Peter R. Brown and Jens och Jacob and Ken P. Aplin},
  journal={Integrative zoology},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={247-59}
}
In this study, the ecological effects of culling programs are considered in the context of rodent pest management. Despite the escalation of rodent problems globally, over the past quarter of a century there have not been many new developments in culling programs directed at managing these populations. There is a strong reliance on broad scale use of chemical rodenticides or other lethal methods of control. The ecological consequences of culling programs based on chemical rodenticides and… CONTINUE READING