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Methods and Strategies to Manage Invasive Species Impacts to Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Health and Safety


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2013

Engeman, R.M., W.C. Pitt, A.R. Berentsen and J.D. Eisemann. 2013. Assessing spatial variation and overall density of aerially broadcast toxic bait during a rat eradication on Palmyra Atoll. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 20:480-487. DOI 10.1007/s11356-012-1050-6.

Mathies, T., B. Levine, R. Engeman, and J.A. Savidge. 2013. Pheromonal control of the invasive brown treesnake: potency of female sexual attractiveness pheromone varies with ovarian state. International Journal of Pest Management, 59:2, 141-149. doi: 10.1080/09670874.2013.784374.

Shiels, A. B., C. A. Flores, A. Khamsing, P. D. Krushelnycky, S. M. Mosher, and D. R. Drake. 2013. Dietary niche differentiation among three species of invasive rodents (Rattus rattus, R. exulans, Mus musculus). Biological Invasions 15:1037-1048.

Walker, L.R., A.B. Shiels, P.J. Bellingham, A.D. Sparrow, N. Fetcher, F.H. Landau, and D.J. Lodge. 2013. Changes in abiotic influences on seed plants and ferns during 18 years of primary succession on Puerto Rican landslides. Journal of Ecology 101: 650-661.

Pender, R. J., A. B. Shiels, L. Bialic-Murphy, and S. M. Mosher. 2013. Large-scale rodent control reduces pre- and post-dispersal seed predation of the endangered Hawaiian lobeliad, Cyanea superba subsp. superba (Campanulaceae). Biological Invasions 15:213-223.

2012

Jarvi, S. I., M. E. M. Farias, K. Howe, S. Jacquier, R. Hollingsworth, and W. Pitt. 2012. Quantitative PCR estimates Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm) infection levels in semi-slugs (Parmarion martensi). Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 185:174-176.

Olson, C. A., K. H. Beard, and W. C. Pitt. 2012. Biology and impacts of Pacific Island invasive species. 8. Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse Frog (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae). Pacific Science 66:255-270.

Olson, C. A., K. H. Beard, D. N. Koons, and W. C. Pitt. 2012. Detection probability of two introduced frogs in Hawaii: implications for assessing non-native species distributions. Biological Invasions 14(4): 889-900.

Pitt, W.C., K. H Beard, R. Doratt. 2012. Management of invasive coqui frog populations in Hawaii. Outlooks on Pest Management. 23(4): 166-169.

Pitt, W., D. Vice, D.Lujan, D. Vice, and Gary Witmer. Freeing islands from rodents. Wildlife Professional, Summer 2012: 33-34.

Witmer, G., and W. Pitt. 2012. Invasive rodents in the United States: ecology, impacts, and management. Pages 47-75 in J. Blanco and A. Fernandes (Eds.), Invasive Species: Threats, Ecological Impacts and Control Methods. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., NY.

2011

11-FALL, M. W., M. L. AVERY, T. A. CAMPBELL, P. J. EGAN, R. M. ENGEMAN, D. PIMENTEL, W. C. PITT, S. A. SHWIFF, AND G. W. WITMER. 2011. Rodents and other vertebrate invaders in the United States. Pages 381-410 in D. Pimentel ,editor. Biological invasions, 2nd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 6MB

11-PITT, W. C., L. C. DRISCOLL, AND R. T. SUGIHARA. 2011. Efficacy of rodenticide baits for the control of three invasive rodent species in Hawaii. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60:533-542.

11-PITT, W. C., L. C. DRISCOLL, AND E. A. VANDERWERF. 2011. A rat-resistant artificial nest box for cavity-nesting birds. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:100-105.

11-PITT, W. C., M.B. HIGASHI, AND T. M. PRIMUS. 2011. The effect of cooking on diphacione residues related to human consumption of feral pig tissues. Food and Chemical Toxicology 49:2030-2034.

11-PITT, W. C., R. T. SUGIHARA, L. C. DRISCOLL, AND D. S. VICE. 2011. Physical and behavioural abilities of commensal rodents related to the design of selective rodenticide bait stations. International Journal of Pest Management 57:189-193.

11-SAVARIE, P. J., R. M. ENGEMAN, R. E. MAULDIN, AND K. L. TOPE. 2011. Tools for managing invasions: acceptance of non-toxic baits by juvenile Nile monitor lizards and Burmese pythons under laboratory conditions. International Journal of Pest Management 57:309-314.

2010

10-MATHIES, T., J. A. CRUZ, V. A. LANCE, AND J. A. SAVIDGE. 2010. Reproductive biology of the male brown treesnakes ( Boiga irregularis) on Guam. Journal of Herpetology 44:209-221. 1553K

10-PITT, W. C., R. STAHL, AND C. A. YODER. 2010. Emerging challenges of managing island invasive species: potential invasive species unintentionally spread from military restructuring. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 24:5-8. 191K
 

2009

09-BEARD, K. H., E. A. PRICE, AND W. C. PITT. 2009. Biology and impacts of Pacific Island invasive species: Eleutherodactylus coqui, the Coqui frog (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Pacific Science 63:297-316.

09-TUTTLE, N. C., K. H. BEARD, AND W. C. PITT. 2009. Invasive litter, not an invasive insectivore, determines invertebrate communities in Hawaiian forests. Biological Invasions 11:845-855.

2008

08-73 PETERS, M. B., K. H. BEARD, C. HAGEN, E. M. O'NEILL, K. E. MOCK, W. C. PITT, AND T. C. GLENN. 2008. Isolation of microsatellite loci from the coqui frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui. Molecular Ecology Resources 8:139-141. 79K

08-83 RUNDE, D. E., D. L. NOLTE, W. M. ARJO, AND W. C. PITT. 2008. Efficacy of individual barriers to prevent damage to Douglas-fir seedlings by captive mountain beavers. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 23:99-105. 1,000K

08-119 RUNDE, D. E. AND W. C. PITT. 2008. Maui's Mitred Parakeets ( Aratinga mitrata) Part 1. ‘Elepaio 68(1):1-4, Maui's Mitred Parakeets ( Aratinga mitrata) Part 2. ‘Elepaio 68(2):1-2.

08-92 SIN, H., K. H. BEARD, AND W. C. PITT. 2008. An invasive frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui, increases new leaf production and leaf litter decomposition rates through nutrient cycling in Hawaii. Biological Invasions 10:335-345. 291K

2007

07-50 JOHNSTON, J. J., R. S. STAHL, H. J. HOMAN, G. M. LINZ, AND W. C. PITT. 2007. Probabilistic bioenergetic/toxicity modeling approach for estimating toxicant induced mortality to target invasive species and non-target wildlife. Pages 393-397 in G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. Managing invasive vertebrate species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS/National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 79K

07-57 KOOPMAN, M. E., AND W. C. PITT. 2007. Crop diversification leads to diverse bird problems in Hawaiian agriculture. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 1:235-243. 453K

07-79 PITT, W. C., AND G. W. WITMER. 2007. Invasive predators: a synthesis of the past, present, and future. Pages 265-293 in A.M.T. Elewa, editor. Predation in organisms--a distinct phenomenon. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg. (PDF; 206KB)

07-87 RUNDE, D. E., W. C. PITT, AND J. T. FOSTER. 2007. Population ecology and some potential impacts of emerging populations of exotic parrots. Pages 338-360 in G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. Managing invasive vertebrate species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS/National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 273K

07-107 WITMER, G. W., P. W. BURKE, W. C. PITT, AND M. L. AVERY. 2007. Management of invasive vertebrates in the United States: an overview. Pages 127-137 in G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. Managing invasive vertebrate species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS/National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 81K

07-112 WITMER, G. W., W. C. PITT, AND K. A. FAGERSTONE. 2007. Managing vertebrate invasive species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. (Available upon request-- nwrc@aphis.usda.gov)

2006

06-BEARD, K. H., AND W. C. PITT. 2006. Potential predators of an invasive frog ( Eleutherodactylus coqui) in Hawaiian forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22:345-347. 152K

06-PITT, W. C., AND G. W. WITMER. 2006. Invasive predators: a synthesis of the past, present, and future. Pages 265-293 in A.M.T. Elewa, editor. Predation in organisms--a distinct phenomenon. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg. 206K

06-PRIMUS, T. M., D. J. KOHLER, J. J. JOHNSTON, R. T. SUGIHARA, AND W. C. PITT. 2006. Determination of diphacinone residues in Hawaiian invertebrates. Journal of Chromatographic Science 44:1-5. 96K (*Authors listed in PDF are incomplete)

2005

05-11 BEARD, K. H., AND W. C. PITT. 2005. Potential consequences of the coqui frog invasion in Hawaii. Diversity and Distributions 11:427-433. 142K

05-45 JOHNSTON, J. J., W. C. PITT, R. T. SUGIHARA, J. D. EISEMANN, T. M. PRIMUS, M. J. HOLMES, J. CROCKER, AND A. HART. 2005. Probabilistic risk assessment for snails, slugs, and endangered honeycreepers in diphacinone rodenticide baited areas on Hawaii, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24:1557-1567. 957K

05-65 PITT, W., D. VICE, AND M. PITZLER. 2005. Challenges of invasive reptiles and amphibians. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 11:112-119. 44K

2004

04-73 PITT, W. C., AND H. SIN. 2004. Testing citric acid use on plants. Hawaii Landscape July/August 2004: 5,12. 1,359K

2002

CAMPBELL III, E. W., AND F. KRAUS. 2002. Neotropical frogs in Hawaii: status and management options for an unusual introduced pest. Proceedings: Vertebrate Pest Conference 20:316-318. 233K

HOLLINGSWORTH, R.G., J. W. ARMSTRONG, AND E. CAMPBELLl. 2002. Caffeine as a repellent for snails and slugs. Nature 417: 915-916. 187K

KRAUS, F., AND E. W. CAMPBELL. 2002. Human-mediated escalation of a formerly eradicable problem: the invasion of Caribbean frogs in the Hawaiian Islands. Biological Invasions 4(4) 327-332. 295K

SUGIHARA, R. T. 2002. Rodent damage research in Hawaii: changing times and priorities. Proceedings: Vertebrate Pest Conference 20:40-45.

2001

RODDA, G. H., E. W. CAMPBELL, AND T. H. FRITTS. 2001. A high validity
census technique for herpetofaunal assemblages. Herpetological Review. 32:24-30.

2000

DUNLEVY, P., E. CAMPBELL, AND G. LINDSEY. 2000. Broadcast application of a placebo rodenticide bait in a native Hawaiian forest. International
Biodeterioration. and Biodegradation. 45:199-208. 1,233K



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