Redbilled Quelea

Large flock of redbilled quelea settling to drink

Research in this programme centres on the ecotoxicological risk and environmental impact assessments of quelea control operations in terrestrial and wetland biomes.

Terrestrial biomes

Pesticide fate and behaviour in the environment is followed in biotic matrices (invertebrates, vertebrates, plants) as well as abiotic matrices (water, air-borne residues and soil). In addition, integrated decision support systems are being developed to assist managers in the integrated control of redbilled quelea in South Africa.

Contact: Research Team Manager: Dr Roger Price, E-mail:, Campus: Roodeplaat (East), Pretoria

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