Fertility control

The effects of reducing population density on contact rates between brushtail possums: implications for transmission of bovine tuberculosis

1. Interactions during mating are thought to be an important mechanism for transmission of tuberculosis (Tb) Mycobacterium bovis in the brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula. However, little information is available on […]

Dispersal and survival of juvenile feral ferrets Mustela Furo in New Zealand

1. Introduced feral ferrets Mustela furo are a significant pest of both conservation and economic importance in New Zealand. Ferrets prey on indigenous wildlife and they also carry bovine tuberculosis […]