The New Zealand Journal of Ecology has published a special issue (Vol 40, No. 2; 2016) containing eight open-access papers that discuss the roles of rats on seabird islands, including a number that support breeding populations of procellariiforms.
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The authors and titles of these papers follow. Click on the downloads to obtain the texts.
Elizabeth Bell, Brian Bell & Don Merton. The legacy of Big South Cape: rat irruption to rat eradication. Download pdf (3.06 MB).
Grant Harper & Malcolm Rutherford. Home range and population density of black rats (Rattus rattus) on a seabird island: a case for a marine subsidised effect? Download pdf (625.94 KB).
Judith Robins, Steven Miller, James Russell, Grant Harper & Rachel Fewster. David Towns, Stephanie Borrelle, Joshua Thoresen, Rachel Buxton & Annette Evans. Where did the rats of Big South Cape Island come from? Download pdf (1.53 MB).
Imogen Bassett, Jeff Cook, Finlay Buchanan & James Russell. Treasure Islands: biosecurity in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Download pdf (2.3 MB).
Alysha Bagasra, Helen Nathan, Mark Mitchell & James Russell. Tracking invasive rat movements with a systemic biomarker. Download pdf (481.11 KB).
The papers were first presented at the 50th Anniversary of Rodent Eradications in New Zealand Symposium, held at the University of Auckland in September 2014.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 15 January 2015