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Island Conservation Publications 2000-2012


Jolley W.J. et al. (2012) Reducing the impacts of leg hold trapping on critically endangered foxes by modified traps and conditioned trap aversion on San Nicolas Island, California, USA. Conservation Evidence, 9, 43-49.

Ramsey, D. and Will, D. (2012). Framework for undertaking eradication programs on insular populations of vertebrate pests. Unpublished Client Report for Island Conservation, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.


Carrion, V., C. J. Donlan, K. J. Campbell, C. Lavoie, and F. Cruz (2011). Archipelago-wide island restoration in the Galápagos Islands: Reducing costs of invasive mammal eradication programs and reinvasion risk. PLoS ONE 6(5): e18835.

Campbell, K. J., G. Harper, C. C. Hanson, D. Algar, B. S. Keitt, and S. Robinson (2011). Review of feral cat eradications on islands. In C. R. Veitch, M. N. Clout, and D. R. Towns, editors. Island invasives: Eradication and management. IUCN, (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Gland, Switzerland. In press

Howald, G. R., C. J. Donlan, P. McClelland, N. Macdonald, and K. J. Campbell (2011). Advantages and challenges of government, non-profit and for-profit approaches to eradications: leveraging synergies by working together. In C. R. Veitch, M. N. Clout, and D. R. Towns, editors. Island invasives: Eradication and management. IUCN, (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Gland, Switzerland. In press

Keitt, B., K. Campbell, A. Saunders, M. Clout, Y. Wang, R. Heinz, K. Newton, and B. Tershy (2011). The Global Islands Invasive Vertebrate Eradication Database: A tool to improve and facilitate restoration of island ecosystems. In C. R. Veitch, M. N. Clout, and D. R. Towns, editors. Island invasives: Eradication and management. IUCN, (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Gland, Switzerland. In press

Ramsey, D. S. L., J. P. Parkes, D. Will, C. C. Hanson, and K. J. Campbell (2011). Quantifying the success of feral cat eradication, San Nicolas Island, California.New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35(2): 163-173

Saunders, A., A. Glen, K. Campbell, R. Atkinson, J. Sawyer, E. Hagen, and H. Torres (2011). Feasibility of managing invasive species in the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. 156 pages. Invasive Species International, Lincoln, New Zealand.

Simberloff, D., P. Genovesi, P. Pyšek, and K. Campbell (2011). Recognizing conservation success. Science 332(22 April): 419   [In response to Vince, G. (2011) Embracing invasives. Science 331(18 March): 1383-1384]


Hanson, C. C., K. J. Campbell, J. E. Bonham, B. S. Keitt, A. E. Little, and G. Smith (2010). The removal of feral cats from San Nicolas Island: Methodology. Pages 72-78 in R. M. Timm, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. 24th Vertebrate Pest Conference, Sacramento, California.

Hansen, D. M., C. J. Donlan, C. J. Griffiths, K. J. Campbell (2010). Ecological history and latent conservation potential: Large and giant tortoises as a model system for taxon substitutions. Ecography 33: 272-284

Hanson, C. C., and K. Campbell (2010). Rabbit eradication on Lehua Rock, Hawaii. Pages 22-25 in E. Murphy, M. Crowell, and W. Henderson, editors. Workshop Proceedings: Improving the efficiency of rabbit eradications on islands. Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, Canberra

Wegmann, A., S. Buckelew, G. Howald, J. Helm, and K. Swinnerton. 2010. Rodent eradication campaigns on tropical islands: novel challenges and possible solutions. In C. R. Veitch, M. N. Clout, and D. R. Towns, editors. Island invasives: Eradication and management. IUCN, (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Gland, Switzerland. In press

Will, D., C. C. Hanson, K. J. Campbell, D. K. Garcelon, and B. S. Keitt (2010). A trap monitoring system to enhance efficiency of feral cat eradication and minimize adverse effects on non-target endemic species on San Nicolas Island. Pages 79-85 in R. M. Timm, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. 24th Vertebrate Pest Conference, Sacramento, California.


Campbell, K., L. Cayot, G. Banda, F. Cruz, and V. Carrion (2009). Proyecto Isabela: Restauración de Ecosistemas a través de un Megaerradicación. Páginas 206-212 in T. De Roy, editor. Galápagos: Cincuenta Años de Ciencia y Conservación. Parque Nacional Galápagos (versión en Español), Puerto Ayora, Galápagos. (published in English and Spanish)

Cruz, F., V. Carrion G., K. Campbell, C. Lavoie, C. J. Donlan (2009). Bio-economics of large-scale eradication of feral goats from Santiago Island, Galápagos. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(2): 191-200
Aguirre-Munuoz A., D. A. Croll, C. J. Donlan, R. W. Henry III, M. A. Hermosillo, G. R. Howald, B. S. Keitt, L. Luna-Mendoza, M. Rodreguez-Malago, L. M. Salas-Flores, A. Samaniego-Herrera, J. A. Sanchez-Pacheco, J. Sheppard, B. R. Tershy, J. Toro-Benito, S. Wolf, and B. Wood.  (2008). "High-Impact conservation action: a case study from the islands of western Mexico.”  Ambio 37(2):101-107.
Jones, H., Tershy, B., Zavaleta, E., Croll, D., Keitt, B., Finkelstein, M., and Howald, G. (2008). "Severity of the effects of invasive rats on seabirds: a global review." Conservation Biology 22:16-26.

Kurle, C., Croll, D.A., and Tershy, B.R.  (2008). "Introduced rats indirectly change marine rocky intertidal communities from algae- to invertebrate-dominated." Proceedings National Academy of Science 105:3800–3804.

Parkes, J. P., Paulson, J., Donlan, C. J., Campbell, K. (2008) Control of North American Beavers in Tierra del Fuego: Feasibility of Eradication and Alternative Management Options. Landcare Research Contract Report LC0708. Prepared for Comité Binacional para la Estrategia de Erradicación de Castores de Patagonia Austral.
Knowlton, J. L., Donlan, C. J., Roemer, G. W., Samaniego-Herrera, A., Keitt, B. S., Wood, B., Aguirre-Munoz, A., Faulkner, K. R., and Tershy, B. R. (2007). "Eradication of non-native mammals on the California Channel Islands, USA and Pacific Baja California Peninsula Islands, Mexico." The Southwestern Naturalist 52(4):528-540.

Finkelstein, M., B. S. Keitt, et al. (2006). "Albatross species demonstrate regional differences in North Pacific marine contamination." Ecological Applications 16(2): 678-686.
Jones, H. P., R. W. III, et al. (2006). "Predation of artificial Xantus’s murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus scrippsi) nests before and after black rat (Rattus rattus) eradication." Environmental Conservation 32(4): 320-325.
Wolf, S., B. Keitt, et al. (2006). "Transboundary seabird conservation in an important North American marine ecoregion." Environmental Conservation 33(4): 294-305.

Aguirre Muñoz, A., E. Ezcurra, et al. (2005). La construccion social de la conservacion y el desarrollo sustentable de Isla Guadalupe. Isla Guadalupe: restauracion y conservacion.

Campbell, K. J., G. S. Baxter, et al. (2005). "Increasing the efficacy of Judas goats by sterilisation and pregnancy termination." Wildlife Research 32(8): 737-743.

Campbell, K. and C. J. Donlan (2005). "Feral Goat Eradications on Islands." Conservation Biology 19(5): 1362.
Cruz, F., C. J. Donlan, et al. (2005). "Conservation action in the Galapagos: feral pig (Sus scrofa) eradication from Santiago Island." Biological Conservation 121: 473-478.
Croll, D. A., J. L. Maron, et al. (2005). "Introduced predators transform subarctic islands from grassland to tundra." Science 307(5717): 1959-1961.
Garcia-Gutierrez, C., A. Hinojosa-Corona, et al. (2005). Cartografia base para La Conservacion de Isla Guadalupe. Avances, perspectivas y nesesidades. Isla Guadalupe: restauracion y conservacion. K. S. d. Prado, E. Peters and Compiladores: 19-26.
Howald, G. R., K. R. Faulkner, et al. (2005). Eradication of black rats from Anacapa Island: biological and social considerations. Sixth California Islands Symposium, Ventura, CA, Institute for Wildlife Studies.

Keitt, B. S. (2005). "Status of Xantus's Murrelet and its nesting habitat in Baja California, Mexico." Marine Ornithology 33: 105-114.

Keitt, B., S. Junak, et al. (2005). "The restoration of Guadalupe Island." Fremontia 33(4): 20-25.
Keitt, B., B. R. Tershy, et al. (2005). El Impacto de los gatos introducidos (Felis catus) en el ecosistema de Isla Guadalupe. Isla Guadalupe: restauracion y conservacion: 219-230.

Roemer, G. W. and C. J. Donlan (2004). "Biology, Policy and Law in Endangered Species Conservation: I. The Case History of the Island Fox on the Northern Channel Islands." Endangered Species UPDATE 21(1): 23-31.

Wolf, S., C. Philips, et al. (2005). "Breeding biology of Xantus's Murrelet at the San Benito Islands, Baja California, Mexico." Marine Ornithology 33: 123-129.

Campbell, K., C. J. Donlan, et al. (2004). "Eradication of feral goats Capra hircus from Pinta Island, Galápagos, Ecuador." Oryx 38(3): 328–333.
Donlan, C. J. and P. S. Martin (2004). "Role of Ecological History in Invasive Species Management and Conservation." Conservation Biology 18(1): 267-269.

Keitt, B. S., B. R. Tershy, et al. (2004). "Nocturnal behavior reduces predation pressure on Black-vented Shearwaters Puffinus opisthomelas." Marine Ornithology 32(2): 173–178.
Lodge, D. M. and K. Shrader-Frechette  (2004). "Deep-History Perspective on Biological Invasions: Response to Donlan and Martin." Conservation Biology 18(1): 270-271.
Nogales, M., A. Martin, et al. (2004). "A review of Feral Cat Eradication on Islands." Conservation Biology 18(2): 310-319.


Donlan, C. J., D. A. Croll, et al. (2003). "Islands, exotic herbivores, and invasive plants: Their roles in coastal California restoration." Restoration Ecology 11(4): 524-530.
Donlan, C. J., G. R. Howald, et al. (2003). "Evaluating alternative rodenticides for island conservation: roof rat eradication from the San Jorge Islands, Mexico." Biological Conservation 114(1): 29-34.

Donlan, C. J., B. R. Tershy, et al. (2003). "Research for requiems: the need for more collaborative action in eradication of invasive species." Conservation Biology 17(6): 1850-1851.
Finkelstein, M. E., R. H. Gwiazda, et al. (2003). "Lead Poisoning of Seabirds: Environmental Risks from Leaded Paint at a Decommissioned Military Base." Environmental Science & Technology.
Finkelstein, M., K. A. Grasman, et al. (2003). "Immune function of cryopreserved avian peripheral white blood cells: Potential biomarkers of contaminant effects in wild birds." Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 44(4): 502-509.

Howald, G. R., K. R. Faulkner, et al. (2003). Anacapa Island Restoration Project: planning, compliance and methodology. California Islands Symposium, Ventura, CA.
Howald, G. R., A. Samaniego, et al. (2003). Options for removing house mice (Mus musculus) from the Farallon Islands, Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, California. Santa Cruz, CA, Island Conservation: 53.
Keitt, B. and B. R. Tershy (2003). "Cat eradication significantly decreases shearwater mortality." Animal Conservation 6: 307-308.

Keitt, B., B. Tershy, et al. (2003). "Breeding biology and conservation of the Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas." Ibis 145: 673-680.

Kurle, C. (2003). Description of the rocky intertidal communities and Norway rat behavior on Rat Island, Alaska in 2003. Santa Cruz, CA, UC Santa Cruz.


Whitworth, D. L., B. Keitt, et al. (2003). Preliminary assessment of the status of Xantus's Murrelets (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) at San Benito Islands, Baja California, Mexico, in March 2002. Arcata, CA, Humbolt State University: 21.

Donlan, C. J. and P. A. Nelson (2002). "Observations of invertebrate colonized flotsam in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, with a discussion of rafting." Bulletin of Marine Science.
Donlan, C. J., B. R. Tershy, et al. (2002). "Islands and introduced herbivores: conservation action as ecosystem experimentation." Journal of Applied Ecology 39(2): 235-246.
Keitt, B. S., C. Wilcox, et al. (2002). "The effect of feral cats on the population viability of Black-vented Shearwaters (Puffinus opisthomelas) on Natividad Island, Mexico." Animal Conservation 5: 217–223.
Roemer, G. W., C. J. Donlan, et al. (2002). "Golden eagles, feral pigs, and insular carnivores: How exotic species turn native predators into prey." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99(2): 791-796.
Tershy, B. R., C. J. Donlan, et al. (2002). Island conservation in north-west Mexico: a conservation model integrating research, education, and exotic mammal eradication. Turning the Tide: the eradication of invasive species. C. R. Veitch and M. N. Clout. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN.
Wood, B., B. R. Tershy, et al. (2002). Removing cats from islands in north-west Mexico. Turning the tide: the eradication of invasive species. C. R. Veitch and M. N. Clout. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group: 374-380.

Wolf, S. (2002). The relative status and conservation of island breeding seabirds in California and Northwest Mexico. Marine Sciences. Santa Cruz, UCSC: 79.
Donlan, C., Tershy, B., Keitt, B., Sanchez, J., Wood, B., Weinstein, A., Croll, D., Hermosillo, M., and  Aguilar, J. (2000). "Island conservation action in Northwest México."  Proceedings 5th Calif. Islands Symposium 330-338.

Keitt, B., Croll, D.A., and Tershy, B. (2000). "Dive depth and diet of the Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomelas)." Auk 117(2):507-510.
Keitt, B.S., Tershy, B.R., and Croll, D.A. (2000). "Black-vented Shearwater." Birds of North America 521:1-16.

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