CBB Seminar: Carnivores, people and other invasive animals Event as iCalendar

(Biological Sciences, Biodiversity and Biosecurity)

02 October 2014

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Blg 740 Rm 233, Ray Myers Centre, University of Auckland Tāmaki Campus

Location: 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland

Host: Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity

Contact info: Carola Warner

Contact email: c.warner@auckland.ac.nz

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Al Glen

Landcare Research

Invasive animals – especially predators – have devastated New Zealand and Australia’s wildlife. The obvious answer is to control or eradicate these species, but doing so is anything but simple. Firstly, it is not possible to control all invasive species in all locations; the expense would be prohibitive and the logistics would be intractable. Secondly, there are human dimensions to consider. Control measures can be opposed because of real or perceived risks to health and safety, lifestyle, animal welfare or the environment. Thirdly, there are ecological complexities. For example, controlling one invasive species may sometimes exacerbate the impacts of another. Given these constraints, how can we best allocate effort and resources to manage invasive species at regional, national or global scales? I will discuss my research in Australia and New Zealand, which addresses these questions.

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