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.|
|Secondary title||Journal of Applied Ecology|
|Publisher||British Ecological Society|
|Region||Australia - national|