Kiore colonised Lizard Island, Mokohinau Group (outer Hauraki Gulf) in the mid 1970s, and were subsequently removed by poisoning in 1978. Studies of lizard and bird populations before, during and after the kiore occupancy provide direct evidence of the effects of kiore on an offshore island's fauna.
Description: Paper by Mark E. Tobin, Denver Wildlife Research Center on ther effects of kiore on sugar crops in Hawaii. Contains a brief discussion of the characteristics of the rat, the ways it damages the crop, and methods of harm reduction including exclusion and erradication. 1994 Link