8th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference Berlin, Germany, 26-30 September 2011 - Book of Abstracts -


  • Jens Jacob
  • Alexandra Esther (Editors)




The 8th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference was held 26-30 September 2011 in Berlin, Germany.  It was organised by the Vertebrate Research Group of Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants and the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture of Humboldt University. The Conference is a biennial meeting of people interested in various aspects of vertebrate pest management. Overabundant vertebrate populations can be responsible for crop loss, public and animal health concerns, structural damage and confl icts with conservation interests. The conference is a forum for all involved in basic research in vertebrate biology, ecology, methodology, legislation and the application of these topics in wildlife management.
The intention of the meeting was to foster the interaction of experts from Europe and beyond specializing in diff erent fi elds of applied and basic vertebrate research because thorough knowledge of all relevant aspects is a vital prerequisite to make informed decisions in vertebrate pest management. This book of abstracts summarizes all contributions that were presented in 9 symposia:
1) Fertility control in vertebrates,
2) Invasive vertebrates,
3) Management of birds,
4) New tools and methods - alternatives to anticoagulants including a workshop,
5) Population dynamics and management of mammals,
6) Rodenticide resistance and management of commensal rodents,
7) Vertebrate management in developing/emerging countries,
8) Wild boar biology and management, and
9) Zoonotic diseases in vertebrates.