A generalised and scalable framework for modelling incursions, surveillance and control of plant and environmental pests
Richard Bradhurst, Danny Spring, Mark Stanaway, James Milner, Tom Kompas
Environmental Modelling & Software | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
Invasive plant and environmental pests can seriously impact environment, economy, health and amenity. It is challenging to form response policies given the diversity of pest species; complex spatiotemporal interplay between arrival, spread, surveillance, and control; and limited field data when pests are rare/absent. Models can provide useful decision support through the exploration of incursion pathways and comparison of surveillance and control strategies. However, increased use of quantitative models to inform pest management requires adaptable modelling frameworks. The new Australian Priority Pest and Disease modelling framework (APPDIS) allows pest models to be constructed through user ..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment via the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Research Analysis (CEBRA)
The work was funded by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment via the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Research Analysis (CEBRA) project 170606 'Developing models for the spread and management of National Priority Plant Pests'.