Rodent Research Resources
Rodent email bulletin boards and research networks
Rodent Pest Network:
An international rodent pest network email list
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Number of members: 136
Number of countries represented: 38
The pie-chart represents the proportion of members from the given areas.
CSIRO and IRRI established the Rodent-Pest-Network@csiro.au emailing list to operate as a bulletin board to discuss and share information relating to international rodent biology and management and a strategy to achieve
the goals of the Rodent Ecology Working Group. (see below) Through this network, we aim to overcome some of the problems associated with isolation and collaboration by maintaining communication between the many people who are involved or interested in the biology and management of rodent pests.
Subscribers to the Rodent Pest Network can:
- send email to all members of the network by addressing messages to email@example.com (note: messages can only be sent from subscribed members to avoid SPAM, therefore, if your email changes, you will need to re-subscribe with your new email address)
- unsubscribe from the network at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the command unsubscribe "Rodent-Pest-Network@csiro.au" in the body of the email.
Subscribing and unsubscribing can also be done via our Web form. Alternatively, email the CSIRO Rodent Management team at email@example.com and include the following information: your request to join the network, your full name, details of the country and region you are in, your institute and your interest in rodents).
Backgroud - the Rodent Ecology Working Group
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) coordinates a rice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Network involving scientists from eight countries - China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Network began in 1990 with an initial target of insect management. In 1995, the Network established the Weed Ecology Working Group. IRRI, through its international mandate, has the capacity to use these networks to establish new initiatives, inter-institutional collaborative research, comparative analyses of pest problems, and to serve as a forum for scientific exchange between countries.
as held at IRRI in April 1998 to review progress and future directions of a multi-country rodent management project supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Representatives attended this meeting from Australia, Cambodia, Denmark, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. It was decided at this meeting to establish a Rodent Ecology Working Group with a focus on developing and applying ecologically-based management of rodent pests in agricultural systems. The Group maintains membership and communication via the Rodent Pest Network emailing list.
Examples of Rodent-Pest-Network@csiro.au messages:
Dr. Alan Buckle, May 2004: Request for expressions of interest in a workshop on rodent pest management for conservation at the University of Reading.
Jill Key, March 2004: Query to see if anyone has experience with cellulose as a rodenticide.
Grant Singleton, January 2004: Announcement of new publication: “Field methods for rodent studies in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.”
Oz Rodent Pest Network:
An Australian rodent pest network email list
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Number of members: 68
Number of institutions represented: 37
During a mouse workshop at Adora Downs in Queensland (June 1998) a decision was made to set up a mouse information network. State representatives were nominated to provide quarterly updates on mouse research, policy and abundance from their respective areas. The network became known as the Australian Mouse Research Network or 'Oz Rodent Pest Network' and operates functionally via the Oz-Rodent-Pest-Network@csiro.au email bulletin board.
Aims of the network:
- To facilitate and encourage the flow of information on developments in research, policy and implementation of the management of mice.
- To provide updates on mouse numbers, reports of damage, forecasts of outbreaks, meetings, field days etc, including updates even when numbers are low.
- To provide linkage between different areas (geographically, and/or in research/work focus) of rodent biology and management, and forum for questions/answers.
Subscribing and unsubscribing from the bulletin board is done via our Web form. Alternatively, email the CSIRO Rodent Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include the following: your request to join the network , your full name , details of the country and region you are in , your institute and your interest in rodents).
Mouse Abundance Updates
CSIRO monitors several areas in the grain-growing region of Australia. Darling Downs data are supplied by Queensland Natural Resources and Mines staff. This page will be regularly updated as more recent data and information become available.
The data covers the regions of the Victorian Mallee, the Darling Downs, and the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area as indicated on the map below. All files are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is available for free download from the Adobe Web Site at: www.adobe.com.au/products/acrobat/readermain.html
For other areas of Australia we suggest you contact the following Government agencies:
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