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ACIAR Research Note
ACIAR has published a research note to explain the use of Community Trap Barrier Systems to control rodents. See ACIAR Research Note 26 (pdf file) (Non-chemical Control of Rodents in Lowland Irrigated Rice Crops).
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Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
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Read about our latest publication on rodent management: Field Methods for Rodent Studies in Asia & the Indo-Pacific.
A review of our work was completed in March 2004 by Florencia G Palis, Zenaida M Sumalde & Mahabub Hossain. See ACIAR Impact Assessment Series #24 (Assessment of Rodent Control Projects in Vietnam: Adoption and Impact).
International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management (ICRBM)
3rd ICRBM planning has begun!
At the XIXth International Congress of Zoology held in Beijing in August 2004 (see report in Rodent Research newsletter#18) Zhibin Zhang (Institute of Zoology, China) hosted a lunch for some of the international scientists interested in rodent research. Those attending included: Valery Neronov (Russia), Nils Stenseth (Norway), Herwig Leirs (Belgium), Stephen Davis (Belgium), Grant Singleton (Australia), Lyn Hinds (Australia), Dale Nolte (USA) and Gary Witmer (USA).
One of the topics of discussion was the next International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management (3rd ICRBM). All agreed it was time to begin serious planning of the next conference. All were keen on the suggestion to hold the conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, in September 2006.
Grant Singleton and Peter Brown (Australia) met with Prof Nguyen Van Tuat (Director, National Institute for Plant Protection (NIPP)) and Dr Nguyen Phu Tuan (NIPP) in Hanoi in early September 2004. They enthusiastically confirmed that NIPP will host the conference and within 5 days had already drawn up a short list of possible venues.
Our next step is to finalise the organising committee for this conference. Current members are Grant Singleton, Lyn Hinds, Peter Brown, Herwig Leirs, Dale Nolte, Gary Witmer, Zhang Zhibin, Nguyen Van Tuat, Nguyen Phu Tuan and Steve Belmain (UK). Prof Neronov will nominate a colleague from Russia. We particularly welcome nominations from Africa, Asia, Central America (including Mexico) and South America.
Please send nominations for the organising committee to Grant Singleton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Prof Charles Krebs has agreed to continue in his role as Honorary Chairman.
2nd ICRBM (2003)
The 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management (ICRBM) was held in Canberra, Australia from 10-14 February 2003. >> more information
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