Managing Australia's Pest Animals
A Guide to Strategic Planning and Effective Management

Paper: 978 1 4863 0443 1 / $37.95
 
Published: August 2017  

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
208 pp., 6 5/8" x 9 5/8"
Photos & illus.
Pest animals are just one of many factors that influence the desired outcome from managing natural resource based systems, whether for production or conservation purposes. Other factors include diseases, weeds, financial resources, weather and fire management. To be effective, an integrated and systematic approach is required, and the principles and strategic approach outlined in this book can also be used to plan and manage the damage due to other factors.

Managing Australia’s Pest Animals includes case studies of successful and unsuccessful pest management strategies and covers a range of topics, including the history of pest management, current best practice principles, and guidelines for planning and applying strategic pest management approaches to effectively reduce pest damage. This book is the first clear and comprehensive guide to best practice pest management in Australia and will benefit students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, people involved in natural resource management, and industry and government pest management staff.

Features:

* Accurate and highly credible information, based on the most up-to-date research.
* Revisits and refines the principles that underpin strategic management of the damage due to pest animals.
* Strongly supports the expected knowledge base of the revised VET Conservation and Land Management qualifications for managing pests.
* Structured in a logical format, with extensive links to available resources, a glossary that explains key terms and concepts, and detailed figures that will aid both students and seasoned professionals.

Table of Contents:
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
Additional resources and reading
1. Fundamentals of vertebrate pest management
2. The principles of pest management
3. The strategic approach
4. Engaging with communities and stakeholders
5. Planning for successful pest management
6. Minimizing risk and uncertainty
7. Experimental management, monitoring and evaluation
8. Implementing pest management
Appendix. Case studies
Definitions and key concepts
References