Map shows the density of the starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in Queensland, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on thumbnail image below to open full map file.
Map shows the density of the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in NSW 2006/2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on thumbnail image below to open full map file.
Population genetic tools have the potential to answer key questions in pest management including quantifying the number of genetically distinct populations represented in an invasion, the number of individuals present, whether populations are expanding or contracting, identifying the origin of invasive individuals, the number of separate introduction events that have occurred and in which order, […]
Common or European starlings are a significant introduced pest bird of agriculture in Australia that account for estimated production losses of at least $10 M per annum. The species is widespread in south-eastern Australia, and has been reported to inflict high levels of damage to viticulture, horticulture and livestock production industries, as well as being […]
The European starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is listed as one of the world’s worst 100 invasive alien species by the IUCN (World Conservation Union). Starlings represent a significant biosecurity risk to agriculture, the environment and the community of Western Australia (WA). Fortunately for WA, the Nullarbor Plain represents a natural barrier restricting the westward movement of […]
Key questions in pest management include the number of individuals that have invaded an area, their origin, whether invasive populations are expanding or declining, whether they are transient or resident and which individuals disperse. New methods from human forensics may illuminate the dynamics of invasive population’s better then traditional approaches. These genetic analyses have recently […]