Biology, Impacts and Control of Invasive Reptiles in the Pacific

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Research on Guam has led to development and validation of numerous effective control tools, including the advancement of reptile control to support native species recovery. 

Long-term research on Guam has led to development and validation of numerous effective control tools, including the advancement of reptile control to support native species recovery. Branch scientists combine extensive herpetological expertise with cutting-edge quantitative skills to estimate detection probability, population size, and eradication prospects for a range of reptile species, although primarily focused on brown treesnakes. Projects and collaborators span the globe, with research focused on invasive reptiles in the Pacific.