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 globe. In nations resembling Australia and New Zealand, wild rabbits are considered as critical pests to agriculture and the surroundings, whereas in lots of eu international locations they're thought of a big searching source, and are a cornerstone species in Mediterranean ecosystems, enhancing habitats and helping vital predator populations similar to the Iberian lynx. The creation of 2 viral illnesses, myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic affliction, as organic regulate brokers in Australia has been met favourably, but their unfold in southern Europe threatens normal rabbit populations. regardless of this, scientists with very assorted objectives nonetheless interact with a standard curiosity in realizing rabbit biology and epidemiology.
Australia's warfare opposed to Rabbits makes use of rabbit haemorrhagic sickness as an enormous case research in realizing how animal populations adapt to illnesses, brought on hence through an RNA virus. taking a look at rabbit haemorrhagic disorder (RHD) in an ecological framework permits insights into either virus and rabbit biology which are appropriate for realizing different rising illnesses of significance to humans.
This e-book offers updated details on contemporary advances in parts starting from virus constitution and sickness mechanics via to the sociological implications of utilizing organic keep watch over brokers and the advantages to the economic climate and biodiversity. it's a compelling learn for natural world sickness researchers, flora and fauna managers, rabbit biologists, humans operating within the public health and wellbeing and schooling sectors, and landholders and farmers with adventure or curiosity in RHD.

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