Avian and Invasive Species Population Management
Develop information and methods applicable to avian populations of Wildlife Services' management concern and control techniques to reduce or eliminate invasive species.
Objective 1: Develop and validate biochemical markers to quantify age distribution within avian populations.
Objective 2: Extend existing PBR (Potential Biological Removal) methodology for avian population methods.
Objective 4: Determine toxicity, bait acceptance, and estimates of take using DRC-1339 for avian population control.
Objective 5: Identify toxicants for controlling invasive reptile populations.
Objective 6: Develop methods for controlling Burmese pythons and other large invasive constrictors
Objective 7: Develop strategies for selective, safe, effective delivery of chemosterilants, vaccines, toxicants, and other materials to target invasive animals
Objective 8: Develop and implement practical methods to quantify resource damage caused by wildlife species
Objective 9: Develop and test practical methods for population monitoring/indexing.