Tagged: Rattus Rattus

Genomic breakthrough in invasive species management - Genomics Aotearoa

Genomics Aotearoa Apr 15, 2020

Nick Kachel The ship rat, or black rat, is one of the most infamous invasive species in the world. They’re intelligent, adaptable, and they multiply like… well… ship rats. A native to the Indian sub-continent, this pest has now spread to every corner of the globe and is an outstanding carrier for multiple zoonotic diseases – those which can be … Read More

Big South Cape: an invasion, a rescue and an eradication - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Mar 09, 2016

It was 1955 and it was only a single rat. But then in 1964, it was lots of rats. Muttonbirders returning to Big South Cape Island found their huts infested. The rodents had got into the bedding, they’d chewed the wallpaper off the walls, evidence of their presence was everywhere. By winter’s end, the … Read More