Chapter 25. Vertebrate Pests of the Wet Tropics Bioregion: Current Status and Future Trends

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member3 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor4
  1. Bradley C. Congdon1,† and
  2. Debra A. Harrison2,‡

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch25

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Congdon, B. C. and Harrison, D. A. (2008) Vertebrate Pests of the Wet Tropics Bioregion: Current Status and Future Trends, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • invasion of natural ecosystems by exotic species;
  • high impact vertebrate pests of the Wet Tropics;
  • Sus scofa - highest profile pest of the Wet Tropics bioregion;
  • Cane toads (Bufo marinus);
  • exotic fish (gambusia, tilapia, guppies, swordtails, platys);
  • Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus and Tilapia mariae);
  • impacts of control;
  • generic problems of assessing pest status

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Assessing pest status and potential

  • High impact vertebrate pests of the Wet Tropics

  • Sleeper pests of the Wet Tropics

  • Impacts of control

  • Generic problems of assessing pest status

  • Summary

  • References