Invasive Trapping in Madagascar through Exploitation of Toxoplasma Gondii

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Shelby Zikeli , California University of Pennsylvania
Invasive species have long been a problem in Madagascar. Rattus rattus, or the black rat, is by far the worst invasive animal to native fauna. The overall goal of the current study is to pursue implementing practical methods of invasive trapping, capitalizing on the parasite-vector relationship offered by Toxoplasma gondii.