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General Publications and Reports

Provides a list of reports, papers, and other online publications dealing with invasive animals. See Resource Library - General Publications and Reports for general resources and other species.

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Federal Government

2010 U.S. Animal Health Report
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The 2010 report highlights animal health and epidemiological events from 2010 and also provides updates on APHIS Veterinary Services' (VS) programs, activities, and initiatives focused on maintaining healthy livestock, poultry, and aquaculture populations. The report updates key developments in the areas of emergency management, laboratory diagnostics and biologics, disease surveillance and monitoring, and disease management and reporting.

Live Animal Imports: Agencies Need Better Collaboration to Reduce the Risk of Animal-Related Diseases (Nov 8, 2010)
U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Overview Paper: Impacts of White-tailed Deer Overabundance in Forest Ecosystems (Jun 2008; PDF | 307 KB)
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.
Land managers, especially in southern New England, need to recognize that deer are exacerbating invasive plant problems, while also seriously degrading native forest vegetation. Integrating aggressive deer population control measures into land management programs holds great promise in restoring these forests.

Mapping Host-Species Abundance of Three Major Exotic Forest Pests (Jan 2005)
USDA. FS. Northeastern Research Station.
Covers beech bark disease, the hemlock woolly adelgid, and the gypsy moth.

Non-Indigenous Species: Government Response to the Brown Tree Snake and Issues for Congress (May 2, 1997)
National Council for Science and the Environment. National Library for the Environment.
Congressional Research Service Report 97-507.

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State Government

2009 Annual Report: University of California Statewide IPM Program
University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources.
When important, new pest issues arise, UC IPM is positioned to coordinate a rapid response among UC research and extension staff, agency personnel, and industry. Late in 2009, the program took action on two pests that threaten California environments. See UC IPM Mobilizes to Mitigate Two New Pest Threats.

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Biological Control of Insects and Mites, An Introduction to Beneficial Natural Enemies and Their Use in Pest Management (2008; PDF | 25.6 MB)
University of Wisconsin Extension. Publication A3842.
This book addresses biocontrol implementation, cost analysis, planning, and integrating biocontrol into an Integrated Pest Management (i.e., IPM) framework. Approaches can apply to invasive plant and plant disease control.

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Best Practices in Pre-Import Risk Screening for Species of Live Animals in International Trade (2009; PDF | 2.01 MB)
Global Invasive Species Programme.
Proceedings of an Expert Workshop on Preventing Biological Invasions: Best Practices in Pre-Import Risk Screening for Species of Live Animals in International Trade (University of Notre Dame, Indiana, Apr 9-11, 2008)

Guidelines for Eradication of Terrestrial Vertebrates: A European Contribution to the Invasive Alien Species Issue (2000; PDF | 145 KB)
Council of Europe.

Invasive rats on tropical islands: Their history, ecology, impacts and eradication (2010; PDF | 2.6 MB)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Published by: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Conservation Science Department. RSPB Research Report No. 41. Karen Varnham.
From their original ranges in Asia, black and brown rats (R. rattus and R. norvegicus) are now present across much of the world, including many island groups. They are among the most widespread and damaging invasive mammalian species in the world, known to cause significant ecological damage to a wide range of plant and animal species. While their distribution is now global, this report focuses on their occurrence, ecology and impact within the tropics and reviews key factors relating to the eradication of these species from tropical islands based on both eradication successes and failures.

PestSmart Connect - Pathogens in Vertebrate Pests in Australia (2009)
Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (Australia).
This new report provides an overview of diseases or pathogens that have been identified in vertebrate pests in Australia; particularly feral pigs, foxes and wild dogs, feral cats, feral goats, rabbits, cane toads, rodents (feral mice and ship rats) and European carp.

PestSmart Connect - Research on Wildlife Disease Preparedness in Australia (2008)
Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Center (Australia).

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Broken Screens: The Regulation of Live Animal Imports in the United States (Aug 1, 2007; PDF | 1.5 MB) / Broken Screen Summary (PDF | 741 KB)
Defenders of Wildlife.

Emerald Ash Borer Information Network - Publications and Resources
Emerald Ash Borer Information Network.
Provides resources for EAB preparedness, response plans, EAB timelines (by state and year, and by county and year), photo database, media contacts (information and research), and educational information (biosurveillance, control, educational resources for K-12, identification, presentations and online courses.

Gypsy Moth: Impacts and Options for Biodiversity-Oriented Land Managers (May 2004; PDF | 455 KB)

Global Risks of Infectious Animal Diseases (Feb 2005)
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.

Impacts of Feral and Free-Ranging Cats on Bird Species of Conservation Concern: A five-state review of New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, and Hawaii (May 2006; PDF | 799 KB)
American Bird Conservancy.

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