22 August 2012
Venue: Room 234, Building 733, Tamaki Campus
Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity seminar by Ross Wanless.
Mice are amongst the most well-studied animals on the planet, in labs and in the field. You would be forgiven for thinking that if we could have predicted any impacts of invasive species, we should have known what the invasive mice at Gough Island are capable of. No-one had a clue until we found calamitous breeding failures of the endemic Tristan albatross Diomedea dabbenena. Can these super-mice really drive one of the largest albatross species on the planet to extinction?