New multi-scale seed dispersal models for improved regional weed management

  • Moore, Joslin (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Duncan, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sharples, Jason (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Keatley, Marie (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Pasztaleniec, David (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Damaging invasive plants are rapidly transforming landscapes and altering ecosystem function worldwide. The
speed and direction of weed spread determines the success or failure of costly containment and control actions,
however we lack the ability to adequately predict spread. This project will exploit recent advances in ecological
and atmospheric modelling to build improved models of seed dispersal across landscapes. New models that
combine micrometeorological measurements, within-canopy turbulence, and topographic variation in wind flows will better predict where dispersal will occur. These improved predictions will be combined with decision models to direct the management of invasive species across entire landscapes.
Effective start/end date21/12/1531/12/18


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD328,000.00
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New South Wales: AUD40,625.00
  • Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board (trading as Falls Creek Resort Management (FCRM)) (Victoria): AUD7,500.00
  • Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (trading as Mt Hotham Alpine Resort Management) (Victoria): AUD9,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University
  • Parks Victoria: AUD30,000.00
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) (Victoria): AUD45,000.00
  • Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) (Victoria): AUD15,000.00
  • East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) (Victoria): AUD15,000.00
  • West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA) (Victoria): AUD15,000.00
  • AGL Energy Limited: AUD60,000.00