Boiga irregularis

Common Name: 
BROWN TREE SNAKE
Taxonomic Key: 
Reptiles
Legacy ID: 
2 530
Species Name: 
irregularis

Developing and Testing Methods for Extracting Environmental DNA from Soil Samples, with Applications to Detection of Brown Treesnakes

Code: 
RB00CNJ.31
A Brown treesnake, Boiga irregularis. USGS photo.
A Brown treesnake, Boiga irregularis. USGS photo.
Abstract: 

This project uses eDNA methods to determine whether the presence of brown treesnakes can be detected from soil samples. Thus far, eDNA methods have focused on aquatic habitats detecting DNA in water samples. The ability to amplify DNA from soil samples would allow greater geographic utility of these methods, and would be logistically preferable because water samples require extensive filtering, cold storage in the field, and high shipping costs for large volumes of water. Further, eDNA from soil could be a useful tool for early detection and rapid response activities for species such as brown treesnakes that rarely use aquatic habitats and which threaten to colonize previously snake-free islands.

Publication Title: 

Movements and activity of juvenile Brown Treesnakes (Boiga irregularis)

Authors: 
Lardner, B., J.A. Savidge, R.N. Reed, and G.H. Rodda
Publication Date: 
2014
Parent Publication Title: 
Copeia
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2014/0068 FORT
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Publication Title: 

Geographic Distribution: Boiga irregularis (brown treesnake)

Authors: 
A. Knox, E. Holldorf, R.N. Reed, S. Igisomar, and S. Gotte
Publication Date: 
2015
Parent Publication Title: 
Herpetological Review
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2015/0017 FORT

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Publication Title: 

Growth rate variation in juvenile BTS, and why we should care about it

Authors: 
Lardner, B., J.A. Savidge, R.N. Reed, A.A. Yackel Adams
Publication Date: 
2013
Updated Date (text): 
2014-01-07
Parent Publication Title: 
Brown Tree Snake Technical Meeting, Yigo, Guam, December 5, 2013
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2013/0077 FORT
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Publication Title: 

USGS Brown Treesnake research overview and directions

Authors: 
R.N. Reed, A.A. Yackel Adams, J.A. Savidge, B. Lardner, S. Siers, L.R. Bonewell, and M.J. Mazurek
Publication Date: 
2013
Updated Date (text): 
2014-01-07
Parent Publication Title: 
Brown Tree Snake Technical Meeting, Yigo, Guam, December 5, 2013
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2013/0078 FORT
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Pub Abstract: 
Publication Title: 

Population recovery of BTS after a simulated application of toxicants: A project update

Authors: 
Yackel Adams, A.A., R.N. Reed, B. Lardner, J.A. Savidge, G.H. Rodda, and S.R. Siers
Publication Date: 
2013
Updated Date (text): 
2014-01-07
Parent Publication Title: 
Brown Tree Snake Technical Meeting, Yigo, Guam, December 5, 2013
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2013/0079 FORT
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Pub Abstract: 
Publication Title: 

Assessing localized Brown Treesnake suppression on the Guam National Wildlife Refuge via trapping inside the wildlife barrier

Authors: 
Viernes, M.C., J.M. Calaor, M. Sanders, J. Cruce, M.J. Mazurek, A.A. Yackel Adams, J. Schwagerl, R.N. Reed, L.R. Bonewell
Publication Date: 
2013
Updated Date (text): 
2013-12-30
Parent Publication Title: 
Brown Tree Snake Technical Meeting, Yigo, Guam, December 5, 2013
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2013/0073 FORT
States: 

Pub Abstract: 
Publication Title: 

Factors affecting defensive strike behavior in Brown Treesnakes provoked by humans

Authors: 
Spencer, M.M. R.N. Reed, B. Lardner, M.J. Mazurek, L.R. Bonewell
Publication Date: 
2013
Updated Date (text): 
2013-12-30
Parent Publication Title: 
Brown Tree Snake Technical Meeting, Yigo, Guam, December 5, 2013
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2013/0072 FORT
States: 

Pub Abstract: 
Publication Title: 

A novel parasitic flatworm (Spirometra sp.) infection in Brown Treesnakes on Guam

Authors: 
Holldorf, E.T., S.R. Siers, J.Q. Richmond, K.L. Donmoyer, R.N. Reed, L.R. Bonewell
Publication Date: 
2013
Updated Date (text): 
2013-12-30
Parent Publication Title: 
Brown Tree Snake Technical Meeting, Yigo, Guam, December 5, 2013
Publication Type: 
Archive number: 
2013/0071 FORT
States: 

Pub Abstract: 
Publication Title: 

Invasive Brown Treesnake movements at road edges indicate road crossing avoidance

Authors: 
Siers, S.R., J.A. Savidge, R.N. Reed
Publication Date: 
2014
Updated Date (text): 
2013-09-25
Parent Publication Title: 
Journal of Herpetology
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