Managing damage by wild vertebrates often is important, and wildlife damage management (WDM) has incorporated important tenets of integrated pest management (IPM). However, largely separate academic backgrounds have nurtured the IPM and WDM communities. The controversial “hot button” topics have tended to differ. While WDM research and outreach have received some IPM funding, and wildlife studies occasionally appear in IPM journals, attendance at infrequent wildlife sessions during IPM meetings has been sparse. The objectives of this paper are to review important examples of collaboration, and evaluate possibilities for future synergy between these related disciplines.
"Parallel Universes? Increasing Connections Between IPM and WDM,"
Human–Wildlife Interactions: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/vol9/iss2/2