Wartime rodent-control in England and Wales

Sheail, John. 2007 Wartime rodent-control in England and Wales. In: Short, Brian; Watkins, Charles; Martin, John, (eds.) The front line of freedom. British farming in the Second World War. British Agricultural History Society, 55-66.

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Within the wider context of endeavours to assess pest damage to crops, the chapter focuses on the contribution made by wartime research to more effective rodent-control, both immediately by way of statutory regulation and through such peacetime reconstruction measures as the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act of 1949. A conspicuous part was played by the leading animal ecologist, C.S.Elton, and his Bureau of Animal Population, both as to the technique and organization of rat and mouse control and more generally to concepts of the management of wildlife populations in the post-war period.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: UKCEH Fellows
ISBN: 9780903269049
Additional Keywords: pest damage, crops, rodent control, World War Two
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 29 Jan 2008 13:10 +0 (UTC)

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