RHD

Talking rabbits at Barwon Park

On Friday 7 August, RHD Boost rabbit researcher Tarnya Cox (IA CRC and NSW DPI) and Victorian biosecurity officer John Matthews visited Barwon Park to present at a Rabbit Information Session

RHD-Boost. Import and evaluate new rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) variants to strengthen rabbit biocontrol

The RHD Boost project sought to identify new RHDV variants with superior lethality to rabbits with partial protection from endemic Australian Rabbit Calicivirus (RCV-A1) and immunity and/or genetic resistance to […]

The effect of rabbit population control programmes on the impact of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in south-eastern Australia

1. The effect of rabbit population density on transmission of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a critical aspect of disease ecology for rabbit control and rabbit conservation. We examined […]

Population dynamics of wild rabbits after the occurrence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in Victoria

After the occurrence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in Australia, rabbit populations declined but RHD was least effective in cool, moist, temperate areas. In southern Victoria, a single site capture-mark-recapture […]

Is effective long-term management of rabbits in semi-arid region reserves possible? Ten years on.

Rabbit control is an enormous task requiring long-term commitment. It is also a critical element in managing total grazing pressure within the Flinders Ranges National Park (FRNP) of South Australia. […]

Predictors of clutch predation of banded dotterels in braided rivers of the Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand.

Introduced predators are a serious threat to New Zealand’s indigenous fauna. Reducing the abundance of predators is the main method used for protection, but it is not a guarantee for […]