Assessment of rodent communities in two provinces of Cambodia

Fillieux, Caroline, Chea, Sokha, Ramassamy, Jill-Lea, Hul, Vibol, Olson, Sarah, Fine, Amanda, Dussart, Philippe, Phimpraphi, Waraphon, Horwood, Paul F., and Pruvot, Mathieu (2017) Assessment of rodent communities in two provinces of Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2017 (2). pp. 147-152.

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Abstract

Rodents play an important role in regulating ecosystems, in particular through seed dispersion and predation, and constitute a prey for mesopredators. However, rodents are considered pests in rural areas because they can cause significant damage to crops, especially during episodes of sudden population growth (Singleton, 2003). Rodents are also carriers or reservoirs for numerous zoonotic diseases that represent a serious threat to human health (Meerburg et al., 2009; Luis et al., 2013; Olival et al., 2017). Multi-site assessments of rodent communities are consequently needed to understand the implications of various spatio-temporal factors on these ecosystem services, the epidemiology of rodent-borne diseases, and other interactions with humans.

Item ID: 53098
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2226-969X
Funders: European Union (EU)
Projects and Grants: EU Innovate Program contract DCI/2013/315-151
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 02:55
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060207 Population Ecology @ 80%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920120 Zoonoses @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 80%
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