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Community-Based Control of Invasive SpeciesArtist/Author: Martin, Paul, Theodore Alter, Don Hine, Tanya Howard (Editors)
Invasive species are among the greatest challenges to environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the world. One of the most promising approaches to managing invasive species is voluntary citizen stewardship. However, in order for control measures to be effective, private citizens often need to make sustained and sometimes burdensome commitments.
Community-Based Control of Invasive Species is based on five years of research by leading scholars in natural resource and human behavioural sciences, which involved government and citizen groups in Australia and the United States. It examines questions including, ‘how can citizens be engaged in voluntarily managing invasive species?’, ‘what communication strategies will ensure good motivation and coordination?’ and ‘how can governing bodies support citizens in their efforts?’.
With chapters on institutional frameworks, changing governance, systems thinking, organisational learning, engagement, communication and behavioural change, this book will be a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners involved in natural resources management
Managing Australia’s Pest Animals: A Guide to Strategic Planning and Effective ManagementArtist/Author: Braysher, Mike
Pest animals are but one of many factors that influence the desired outcome from managing natural resource based systems, whether for production or conservation purposes. Others 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.
Pests, Diseases, Ailments and Allies of Australian Native PlantsArtist/Author: Jones, David L., W.,Rodger Elliot, Sandra R. Jones and Trevor L. Blake
Amateur and professional gardeners, horticulturists, commercial nurseries and students will find this book invaluable. Pests, Diseases and Ailments of Australian Plants is an authoritative reference on pests, diseases and nutritional disorders of Australian plants, with the authors being acknowledged experts in this field. This book describes over 300 introduced and native pests and diseases. To find out what pest or disease is causing a problem, simply check the chart for symptoms. Each symptom is cross-referenced to the text, with colour photographs and detailed line drawings of pests, insect life cycles and damage symptoms on plants to help identify your problem. All common and uncommon problems suffered by Australian plants are covered in this book, with each pest being listed with its physical description, regional occurrence, host plants,habits and control methods. The emphasis is on natural rather than chemical control so that your plants and garden benefit from minimal ecological interference.
Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of AustraliaArtist/Author: West, Peter
A practical guide for the identification of introduced pest animals and management information.
Australia’s introduced vertebrate pest species cost at least $1 billion annually in economic, environmental and social impacts. Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of Australia is a comprehensive, practical guide to 60 introduced pest animal species present in Australia, including 27 mammals, 18 birds, nine freshwater fish, two amphibians and four reptiles. It contains descriptive information to identify each species in the field, including distinctive physical characteristics, size, weight, colouration, diet, breeding behaviour, habitat preferences, and information about footprints, dung, scats and audible animal calls.
Each species profile is accompanied by practical management information, maps and high-quality photographs – allowing readers to learn about pest species in their local area, what problems they might cause, and what control options exist for management. This guide also contains a number of emerging high-risk pest species that may pose a significant threat to our natural environment, economy, agriculture and human health.
Whether you are a farmer, natural resource manager, public land manager, pest controller, teacher, student, field naturalist or wildlife ecologist, this easy-to-use guide will help you identify Australia’s most significant introduced pest animals in your local area.
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