Molecular techniques, wildlife management and the importance of genetic population structure and dispersal: a case study with feral pigs

Understanding the spatial structure of populations is important in developing effective management strategies for feral and invasive species, such as feral pigs (Sus scrofa). World-wide, feral pigs can act as ‘triple threat’ pests, impacting upon biodiversity, agricultural production and public health; in Australia they are a significant vertebrate pest. We utilized a molecular approach to investigate the structure of populations of feral pigs in south-western Australia. These approaches have been underutilized in pest management.

Author Hampton, J. O., Spencer, P. B. S., Alpers, D. L., Twigg, L. E., Woolnough, A. P., Doust, J., Higgs, T. and Pluske, J.
Date null
Year 2004
Secondary title Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume 41
Number 4
Publisher British Ecological Society
Pages 735-743
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN DOI: 10.1111/j.0021-8901.2004.00936.x
Region Australia - national