The controlled release of introduced Norway rats onto small islands off the north-eastern North Island has been proposed by the Department of Conservation, in support of a PhD study conducted at the University of Auckland.
The objective of the study is to determine rat invasion behaviour, for example how far rats move when they arrive at a new destination, and how quickly rat populations increase. This will help identify the size of areas for treatment after an invasion, and how soon after an invasion detection is likely.
|Author||NZ Department of Conservation|
|Publisher||NZ Department of Conservation|