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Urban frog invasivions

23 October 2017

Does restricted access limit management of invasive urban frogs?

In a paper published today, we ask whether restricting access to properties could limit the success of management interventions when controlling or erradicating three different invasive frogs. And it does!

We chose the scenario of Constantia in Cape Town as our peri-urban environment where Gio did his PhD study on invasive Guttural Toads.

We then used life history information from each of these three species to build models for their invasions. 

The results show just have different invasions can be with different amphibian ecotypes.

This paper came about due to our participation in the Urban Invasions Workshop in November 2016. Read my blog post about it here.

Read the paper here:

Vimercati, G., Davies, S.J., Hui, C. & Measey, J. (in press) Does restricted access limit management of invasive urban frogs? Biological Invasions  doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1599-6  doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1599-6

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