Brown Treesnake Conference CDs Available

Monday, November 26, 2001

The USGS announces the availability of a CD-ROM of the papers presented at the Brown Treesnake Conference held in Guam, August 6-10, 2001. The Brown Treesnake is responsible for the extirpation of most native bird, bat, and lizard species on Guam and is a major threat to indigenous species on other Pacific islands. The 25 presentations, originally presented to over 65 scientists, managers, and interested citizens, cover all aspects of management of this notorious invasive species. Highlights include recent progress in toxicant research, trapping effectiveness, interdiction efforts, reproduction, population biology, venom research, and strategies for control of the snakes in nature reserves.

Kathy Dean-Bradley