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The ecological consequences of removing badgers from an ecosystem - ZF0531

Description
Implementation of the Kreb's review recommendation on large scale badger (Meles meles) removal to quantify the effect on the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis from badgers to cattle will result in the clearance of badgers from a number of 100km2 areas. The ecological consequences of the near total removal of a single species is not understood. This proposal seeks to study the effect of badger removal on the food web dynamics of vertebrates (mammals and birds) during the Randomised Culling Trial.
Project Documents
• Final Report : The ecological consequences of removing badgers from an ecosystem   (379k)
• Final Report - Annex : Appendix 1   (2762k)
• Final Report - Annex : Appendix 2   (58k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2007

Cost: £1,846,627
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Dummy CSL for ZF0531/SE3117, Central Science Laboratory
Keywords
Animal Health              
Bovine Tuberculosis              
Control              
Epidemiology              
Plants and Animals              
Zoonoses              
Fields of Study
Animal Health