Browsing by Author "Bridgman, Lucy Jade"

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  • Do ship rats display predatory behaviour towards house mice?

    Bridgman, Lucy Jade; Innes, John G.; Gillies, C.; Fitzgerald, Neil; Miller, Steven D.; King, Carolyn M. (Elsevier, 2013)
    Control operations for invasive ship rats, Rattus rattus, in New Zealand forests are often followed by increased house mouse, Mus musculus, detections suggesting rats suppress mice. A potential mechanism is intraguild ...
  • Effect of grazing on ship rat density in forest fragments of lowland Waikato, New Zealand

    Innes, John G.; King, Carolyn M.; Bridgman, Lucy Jade; Fitzgerald, Neil; Arnold, Greg; Cox, Neil R. (New Zealand Ecological Society, 2010)
    Ship rat (Rattus rattus) density was assessed by snap-trapping during summer and autumn in eight indigenous forest fragments (mean 5 ha) in rural landscapes of Waikato, a lowland pastoral farming district of the North ...
  • Interactions between ship rats and house mice

    Bridgman, Lucy Jade (University of Waikato, 2012)
    Interactions between coexisting invasive species can cause complications when their populations are managed to protect native biodiversity. The ship rat (Rattus rattus) is a widespread invasive species often targeted for ...
  • Reinvasion by ship rats (Rattus rattus) of forest fragments after eradication

    King, Carolyn M.; Innes, John G.; Gleeson, Dianne M.; Fitzgerald, Neil; Winstanley, Tom; O’Brien, Barry; Bridgman, Lucy Jade; Cox, Neil R. (Springer, 2011)
    Reinvasions provide prime examples of source-sink population dynamics, and are a major reason for failure of eradications of invasive rats from protected areas. Yet little is known about the origins and population structure ...