Back to Research Report Series
Report No. 19

Wet Tropics Vertebrate Pest Risk Assessment Scheme

Research Report
Debra A. Harrison and Bradley C. Congdon

Rainforest CRC researchers undertook a consultancy for the Wet Tropics Management Authority to design a risk assessment process that would establish the relative pest status and potential impact of exotic vertebrates within the Wet Tropics Bioregion. This report outlines the Wet Tropics Vertebrate Pest Risk Assessment Scheme. The Scheme is an Excel-based spreadsheet program that assesses pest status relative to five generic pest species characteristics:  

  • Previous pest history;
  • Reproductive and dispersal potential;
  • Ability to capitalise on variation in climate and/or biological events;
  • Ability to vector disease or parasites; and
  • Ability to threaten existing species via predation, competition and/or habitat degradation.

Download file is a PDF document that is designed to be printed using the duplex feature on your printer (i.e. double-sided). For ease of download, sections of this report have been extracted and may be downloaded separately:

Download Report + Appendix A (1.6 Mb)
Download Appendix B (260 Kb)
Download Appendix C (149 Kb)
See below left to
download sections.
Back to top