Finding needles (or ants) in haystacks: predicting locations of invasive organisms to inform eradication and containment

Daniel Francis Schmidt, Daniel Abraham Spring, Ralph Charles Mac Nally, James Robertson Thomson, Barry Brook, Oscar J Cacho, Michael McKenzie

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To eradicate or effectively contain a biological invasion, all or most reproductive individuals of the invasion must be found and destroyed. To help find individual invading organisms, predictions of probable locations can be made with statistical models. We estimated spread dynamics based on time-series data and then used model-derived predictions of probable locations of individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1217 - 1227
Number of pages11
JournalEcological Applications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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