Data were collected in association with locations of standard brown treesnake traps on Guam at location prior to suppression or control efforts and after control had occurred. In all cases study sites were closed or semi-closed populations of brown treesnakes. Habitat data focused on type and structure of the habitat within 10-m of the trap.
Demographic data for toxicant based trial eradication of brown treesnakes in the USGS Closed Population on Guam, 2016 - 2020
These data are mark-recapture data procured from conducting nocturnal visual surveys and live lure based trapping for brown treesnakes in the 5 hectare enclosure called USGS Closed Population or Northwest Field North (NWFN). In addition, tissue samples were collected from brown treesnakes in order to build genetic relationships among resident individuals. The population was undergoing acetaminophen based toxicant treatment from March 31 2017 - February 29 2020. Monitoring occurred from 15 October 2016 - 31 March 2020. The data file contains four sheets that report data from different pieces of the demographic response to toxicant applications. Sheet 1 "BTS Counts" reports the number of brown treesnakes known to...
The dataset consists of two spreadsheets that contain brown treesnake data (location, perch taxa, perch height, time of detection, whether visible or not, and size of snake) collected during both visual surveys and radio telemetry within a 55-ha enclosure on Guam.
This file describes three datasets used to evaluate individual traits in brown treesnakes and how they affect susceptibility to toxicant applications. This file references three data sets that include 'Guam GROUND', SURVTOX', and 'HMU NWFN TRT.' Guam GROUND reference to snakes encountered during visual surveys on Guam and whether they were located on the ground or arboreal. SURVTOX refers to a known fate study of telemetered snakes that either survived or died during an application of toxic baits. HMU NWFN TRT refers to the demography of snakes captured pre and post-toxicant treatment.
Monitoring mortality of brown treesnakes fed an oral toxicant (acetaminophen) in an external bait placement dosing technique in the laboratory, 2017
Accidentally introduced to Guam, the brown treesnake (BTS) has extirpated nearly all native forest birds and imposed cost millions of dollars in economic damages annually. Acetaminophen is a safe and effective oral toxicant for invasive BTS, and an automated aerial delivery system (ADS) has been developed for landscape-scale distribution and snake suppression. An 80 milligram dose has proven 100% lethal for most BTS; however, there have been no previous trials that compared internal versus external placement of the oral toxicant on the bait and how that affects mortality of individuals. This study compared mortality following exposure to three treatments: placement of the toxicant inside a dead mouse bait, placement...
The dataset contains 16 columns of data collected on invasive Brown Treesnakes (Boiga irregularis) at a study site known as the Habitat Management Unit (HMU) in northern Guam. Snakes were fitted with radio-transmitters and teams of 2-4 biologist listened for signals from transmitters every seven days to determine if snakes were alive or dead. Survival data was then modeled in Program MARK to assess the effect of aerially applied toxic baits on snake mortality, including the effect of snake size covariates. In addition, this dataset contains snake capture information from reference sites on Guam that was used to demonstrate that our sample was representative of the size distribution in limestone forest habitat on...