Many agencies and interest groups are committed to re-establishing components of Guam's native avifauna through the reintroduction of captive-reared birds or translocation from other islands in the Marianas if the Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis; BTS) can be eliminated. Island-wide eradication of BTS from Guam continues to appear out of reach, but with recent and future advancement in BTS suppression technology, we may soon reach a point where suppression may enable the reintroduction of some of Guam's extirpated bird species. Our simulations indicate that bird persistence in Guam's forests would only be possible at a suppression level just short of full eradication.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Suppression of invasive Brown Treesnakes and reintroduction of native avifauna on Guam|
|Series title||Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America|
|Publisher||Ecological Society of America|
|Contributing office(s)||Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center|
|Description||e02026, 7 p.|
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