Sokoine University of Agriculture

Ecology of rodent pest species in maize agro-ecosystems in semi-arid areas in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mlyashimbi, E. C
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-28T09:35:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-28T09:35:46Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other others
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3119
dc.description THESIS FOR DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY en_US
dc.description.abstract The ecology of rodent pest species is an important aspect that enables understanding of population characteristics and the type of crop damage caused by rodents in different locations. It is a basis for effective Ecologically-Based Rodent Management (EBRM) strategies. Rodent pest species are found in different parts of the world and have adapted to different life-styles such as terrestrial, aquatic, arboreal and underground dwellings. Rodent pests are seed/seedlings predators and cause high crop yield losses in the field and the storage. They also transmit many diseases to humans and animals. Studies carried out in areas with bimodal rainfall patterns in Tanzania and elsewhere have reported that rodent pests are generalists as well as omnivorous. Their breeding patterns depend on food availability and/or rainfall. The current research aimed at understanding the ecology and population characteristics of the dominant rodent pest species in semi-arid areas of Tanzania as a basis for effective EBRM. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE en_US
dc.subject Ecology en_US
dc.subject Rodent pest species en_US
dc.subject Maize en_US
dc.subject Agro-ecosystems en_US
dc.subject Semi-arid areas en_US
dc.title Ecology of rodent pest species in maize agro-ecosystems in semi-arid areas in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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