Browsing by Author "Fitzgerald, Neil"

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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 ...
  • 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 ...

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