Effects of Plateau Pika Population Characteristics on the Ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Recommendations for Prevention and Control
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- plateau pika; Qinghai-Tibet plateau; ecosystem; animal husbandry; control
The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the “third pole of the earth” and the “roof of the world”, has a high and cold climate and a sensitive ecological environment. Plateau pika (scientific name Ochotona curzoniae) is widely distributed in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau region and plays an important role in grassland ecosystems. Pika forms a predatory relationship with many organisms and is one of the main food sources for carnivorous small mammals and birds of prey, playing an important role in its survival. The pika’s burrows provide habitat and breeding grounds for birds, contributing to the conservation of species richness on the Tibetan Plateau. At the same time, the pika population has increased dramatically in recent years, and rat infestation has become one of the main factors exacerbating the degradation of highland meadows. The interference of the plateau pika has caused the grass to be eaten in large quantities, causing harm to the development of animal husbandry. At present, the main control means of plateau pika is chemical control through drugs such as C-type botulinum toxin rodenticide, which has certain defects and can be considered to change to the direction of biological control. From the perspective of sustainable development, this paper explores in detail the current status of the plateau pika, the impact of the pika on animal husbandry and ecosystems, and discusses the ecological research of animal husbandry and plateau pika.
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TY - CONF AU - Ruiqi Peng PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - Effects of Plateau Pika Population Characteristics on the Ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Recommendations for Prevention and Control BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3140 EP - 3149 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_368 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_368 ID - Peng2022 ER -