This book collates information that was previously contained only in scientific journals, government and annual reports, and conference proceedings. The book looks at the introduction and spread of the possum, and what we know about its biology, including its diet, home range, reproduction and diseases. It looks at the damage possums do, and the methods currently used to count, catch, kill and repel them. It examines the benefits of controlling possums, and gives a glimpse into the future, including immunocontraception, and creating possum management strategies with the aid of computers.
|Publisher||Manaaki Whenua Press|