Rat Management for Rural Communities in Bangladesh


Publications related to rat floods


S.R. Belmain, M.S Ali, A.K. Azad, L.C. Chakma, U. Dewan, M. Harun, A.T.M. Hasanuzzaman, S.M.F. Islam, M.N.I. Kadry, N.Q. Kamal, N.J. Sarker, S.K. Sarker and S.U. Sarker (2008) Scientific Assessment Report On Bamboo Flowering, Rodent Outbreaks and Food Security: Rodent ecology, pest management, and socio-economic impact in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. November 2008. United Nations Development Programme, Bangladesh. 50 pages.
D’Andrea, P.S., Gentile, R., Maroja, L.S., Fernandes, F.A., Coura, R. and Cerqueira, R. 2007. Small mammal populations of an agroecosystem in the Atlantic Forest domain, southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology. 67(1): 179-186.

Bounneuang Douangboupha, Ken P. Aplin and Grant R. Singleton. 2003. Rodent outbreaks in the uplands of Laos: analysis of historical patterns and the identity of nuu khii. In: Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. p 103-111. (eds. G.R. Singleton, L.A. Hinds, C.J. Krebs, and D.M. Spratt) ACIAR Monograph Series, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, Australia.

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Amy B. Pedersen, Jack A. Cranford, Nilam Ram, Eric A. Snajdr, Val Nolan Jr. and Ellen D. Ketterson 2007. Acorn mast drives long-term dynamics of rodent and songbird populations Oecologia. 154: 493–503.

Holmgren, M., Scheffer, M., Ezcurra, E., Gutierrez, J.R. and Mohren, G.M.J. 2001. El Niño effects on the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 16: 89–94.

Janzen, D.H. 1976. Why bamboos wait so long to flower. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 7: 347–391.
Fabian M. Jaksic and Mauricio Lima 2003. Myths and facts on ratadas: Bamboo blooms, rainfall peaks and rodent outbreaks in South America. Austral Ecology. 28: 237–251.

C. K. John and R. S. Nadgauda. 2002. Bamboo flowering and famine. Current Science. 82(3): 10.

Dave Kelly and Victoria L. Sork 2002. Mast Seeding in Perenial Plants: Why, How, Where? Annual. Review of Ecological Systems. 33:427–447.

Hongjun Li and Zhibin Zhang 2007. Effects of mast seeding and rodent abundance on seed predation and dispersal by rodents in Prunus armeniaca (Rosaceae). Forest Ecology and Management. 242: 511–517.

Lima, M., Marquet, P.A. and Jaksic, F.M. 1999b. El Niño events, precipitation patterns, and rodent outbreaks are statistically associated in semiarid Chile. Ecography. 22: 213–18.

Mills J. N. and Childs J. E. 1998. Ecologic studies of rodent reservoirs: their relevance for human health. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 4: 529–537.

O’Donnell, C.F.J. and Phillipson, S.M. 1996. Predicting the incidence of mohua predation from the seedfall, mouse and predator fluctuations in beech forests. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 23: 287–293.

Ostfeld, R.S. and Keesing, F. 2000. Pulsed resources and community dynamics of consumers in terrestrial ecosystems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 15: 232–237.

Parry, N.E. 1931. On the flowering of bamboos. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 34, 1099–1101.
V.R. Parshad 1999. Rodent control in India. Integrated Pest Management Reviews. 4: 97–126.

Oliver P. Pearson 2002. A perplexing outbreak of mice in Patagonia, Argentina. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 37(3): 187–200.

Roder, W. (ed.) 2001. Slash-and-burn rice systems in the hills of northern Lao PDR: description, challenges, and opportunities. Los Banos, Philippines: International Rice Research Institute. 201 p.

Richard D. Sage, Oliver P. Pearson, Javier Sanguinetti, and Anita K. Pearson 2007. Ratada 2001: A rodent outbreak following the flowering of bamboo (Chusquea culeou) in southwestern Argentina. p. 177-224. In: Kelt, D. A., E. P. Lessa, J. Salazar-Bravo, and J. L. Patton (eds.). The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson. University of California Publications in Zoology 134:1-981.

Schiller, J.M., Douangboupha, B. and Bounnaphol, O. 1999. Rodents in agriculture in Lao PDR—a problem with an unknown future. In: Singleton, G.R., Hinds, L.A., Leirs, H. and Zhang, Z., ed., Ecologically-based Management of Rodent Pests. ACIAR Monograph No. 59. Canberra, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 372–387.

Schnurr, J. L., Ostfeld, R. S. and Canham, C. D. 2002. Direct and indirect effects of masting on rodent populations and tree seed survival. Oikos. 96: 402–410.

Singleton, G.R. and Petch, D.A. 1994. A review of the biology and management of rodent pests in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Technical Report No. 30. Canberra, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 65 p.

Toro J., Vega J. D., Khan A. S. et al. 1998. An outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Chile, 1997. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 4: 687–94.

Williamson G. B. 2002. Mast fruiting and ENSO cycles – does the cue betray a cause? Oikos. 97: 459–61.

In Search of the Pied Piper: Rapid Assessment of Impact of Rat Infestation on Livelihoods in the CHT Region. May 2008. Bangladesh: Save the Children UK. 52 pages.

Food and Nutrition Survey of Two Rodent-Affected Districts in the CHT
. September 2008. Bangladesh: Helen Keller International, Bangladesh for United Nations Development Programme. 22 pages.

MSF Food Security Assessment Report, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sajek Union
. April 2008. Bangladesh: Medecins sans Frontieres-Holland. 25 pages.

Needs Assessment Report on Bamboo Flowering, Rat Infestation and Food Scarcity in the Chittagong Hills Tracts, Bangladesh
. April 2008. Bangladesh: Helen Keller International, Bangladesh for United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 33 pages.

Rodent outbreaks in the Northern Uplands Lao PDR. March 2009. Lao PDR: World Food Programme Emergency Food Security Assessment 52 pages.


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