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dc.contributor.author Adriaens, Tim
dc.contributor.author Baert, Kristof
dc.contributor.author Breyne, Peter
dc.contributor.author Casaer, Jim
dc.contributor.author Devisscher, Sander
dc.contributor.author Onkelinx, Thierry
dc.contributor.author Pieters, Sebastien
dc.contributor.author Stuyck, Jan
dc.coverage.spatial Dadizele
dc.coverage.spatial western Flanders
dc.coverage.spatial Belgium
dc.coverage.spatial Lat=50.851389
dc.coverage.spatial Lon=3.094444
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-07T16:11:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-07T16:11:33Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-20
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.j0r60
dc.identifier.citation Adriaens T, Baert K, Breyne P, Casaer J, Devisscher S, Onkelinx T, Pieters S, Stuyck J (2015) Successful eradication of a suburban Pallas’s squirrel Callosciurus erythraeus (Pallas 1779) (Rodentia, Sciuridae) population in Flanders (northern Belgium). Biological Invasions: 898.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.91779
dc.description Despite a growing catalogue of eradication projects, documented successful vertebrate eradications on the mainland remain scarce. Reporting on successful campaigns is crucial to counter pessimism on ambitious programmes to tackle invasive species and to allow conservation practitioners, wildlife managers and scientist to learn from previous experience. Moreover, there is a need for basic information on the effectiveness of control methods and management strategies that can be used. In this note we report on a successful low-tech eradication campaign of a local population of Pallas’s squirrel Callosciurus erythraeus, a species of tree squirrel with documented ecological and socio-economic impacts in its invasive range. The population was eradicated from a suburban park of about 15 ha using baited mesh wire life traps, in five consecutive capture campaigns between October 2005 and January 2011. Using maximum likelihood estimation from catch-effort data we calculated initial densities in the park at 3 squirrels ha−1. Although control started quickly and the extent of the invasion was limited, the campaign took over 5 years and required an estimated investment of over €200,000 including 1.5 years of post-eradication surveying. We provide basic data on the methods used to eradicate this invasive rodent. Critical success factors and possible improvements with respect to the specific context of this case are discussed. Adding this species to the list of species of EU concern currently under development could provide incentive to minimise impact of this tree squirrel at the continental scale.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.j0r60/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1007/s10530-015-0898-z
dc.subject Invasive alien species
dc.subject Non-native species
dc.subject Eradication
dc.subject Rodents
dc.subject Wildlife management
dc.title Data from: Successful eradication of a suburban Pallas’s squirrel Callosciurus erythraeus (Pallas 1779) (Rodentia, Sciuridae) population in Flanders (northern Belgium)
dc.type Article
dwc.ScientificName Callosciurus erythraeus
dwc.ScientificName Rodentia
dwc.ScientificName Sciuridae
prism.publicationName Biological Invasions
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Description This data file (.csv with UTF-8 encoding) is associated to [Adriaens T., Baert K., Breyne P., Casaer J., Devisscher S., Onkelinx T., Pieters S., Stuyck J. (2015). Successful eradication of a suburban Pallas’s squirrel *Callosciurus erythraeus* (Pallas 1779)(Rodentia, Sciuridae) population in Flanders (northern Belgium). Biological Invasions. Doi:10.1007/s10530-015-0898-z] which reports on an eradication campaign of an invasive squirrel in Dadizele (western Flanders, Belgium) (Lat=50.851389, Lon=3.094444). This population was eradicated from a suburban park of about 15 ha using baited mesh wire life traps, in five consecutive capture campaigns between October 2005 and January 2011. For the period February 2006–April 2007 (dashed line) capture data are lacking. The data represent the capture day (in ISO 8601 format) and the number of squirrels captured on that day and were used to draft figure 2 in the associated manuscript.
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