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Managing invasive plant species using spatially explicit population modelling


Beeton, N, Managing invasive plant species using spatially explicit population modelling, Australian Plant Conservation, 23, (2) pp. 7-9. ISSN 2202-5804 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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A user-friendly model is under development that simulates the population dynamics of invasive species, their spatial spread over time and allows the incorporation of potential management strategies to examine their effectiveness and cost. The model, named the Spatial Population Abundance Dynamics Engine (SPADE), is a collaboration of the Landscapes and Policy Hub, the Australian Alps Feral Horse Working Group and data providers for relevant case studies. Though originally designed for modelling animal species, this approach is applicable to a variety of plant species where basic life history information is available and seed dispersal occurs in a predictable, continuous fashion on the modelled scale.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:hawkweed, invasive species, spatial ecology, mathematical modelling, population dynamics
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Population ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Beeton, N (Dr Nicholas Beeton)
ID Code:97339
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2014-12-11
Last Modified:2015-02-17

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