Download e-book for iPad: Australia's War Against Rabbits: The Story of Rabbit by Brian Douglas Cooke

By Brian Douglas Cooke

ISBN-10: 0643096124

ISBN-13: 9780643096127

The administration of untamed rabbits is a vexing challenge around the world. In nations corresponding to Australia and New Zealand, wild rabbits are considered as critical pests to agriculture and the surroundings, whereas in lots of eu nations they're thought of a tremendous looking source, and are a cornerstone species in Mediterranean ecosystems, editing habitats and assisting vital predator populations corresponding to the Iberian lynx. The creation of 2 viral illnesses, myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic illness, as organic keep an eye on brokers in Australia has been met favourably, but their unfold in southern Europe threatens ordinary rabbit populations. regardless of this, scientists with very various targets nonetheless interact with a standard curiosity in figuring out rabbit biology and epidemiology.
Australia's battle opposed to Rabbits makes use of rabbit haemorrhagic affliction as an immense case examine in figuring out how animal populations adapt to illnesses, brought on accordingly through an RNA virus. rabbit haemorrhagic disorder (RHD) in an ecological framework allows insights into either virus and rabbit biology which are correct for realizing different rising illnesses of significance to humans.
This ebook offers up to date info on fresh advances in parts starting from virus constitution and sickness mechanics via to the sociological implications of utilizing organic keep an eye on brokers and the advantages to the economic system and biodiversity. it's a compelling learn for natural world illness researchers, flora and fauna managers, rabbit biologists, humans operating within the public future health and schooling sectors, and landholders and farmers with event or curiosity in RHD.

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