The next meeting will take place on November 12/13, 2024 at the JKI in Dahlem.

Dr. Jens Jacob
Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen
Institut für Pflanzenschutz in Gartenbau und Forst
Toppheideweg 88
48161 Münster

Dr. Stefan Endepols
Bayer CropScience AG, Monheim
Alfred-Nobel-Straße 50
40789 Monheim

  • Presenting current research projects and results in short lectures and poster sessions
  • Debating current plant cultivation problems related to vertebrates
  • Drafting potential solutions to prevent and control vertebrate-related problems
  • Ecology and management of field rodent populations
  • Behavior, ecology, and control of commensal rodents
  • Protection against feeding damage by rodents and wild game
  • Monitoring and management of damages to agricultural caused by birds
  • Vertebrates as vectors and reservoirs of pathogens
  • Ecological consequences of control methods
  • Protection of amphibians, mammals, and birds from pesticide hazards
  • Integrating protected vertebrate species into agricultural concepts
  • Legal regulation of vertebrate control
  • Damages to buildings and waters by vertebrates


The WG cooperates with the DPG-working group Stored Product Protection and the working group "Mice in the forest".

Important external links

Rodenticide Resistance Action Committee
JKI Fachausschuss Rodentizidresistenz
European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference