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Year

2014

Title

Source

Abstract

​To determine optimal sterile insect release policies in area-wide integrated pest management is a challenge that users of this pest control method inevitably confront. In this note we provide approximations to best policies of release through the use of simulated annealing. The discrete time model for the population dynamics includes the effects of sterile insect release and density dependence in the pest population. Spatial movement is introduced through integrodifference equations, which allow the use of the stochastic search in cases where movement is described through arbitrary dispersal kernels. As a byproduct of the computations, an assessment of appropriate control zone sizes is possible.

Authors

Gordillo  Luis F.

Keywords

​Biological control, invasive species, spatial spread.

Interest Groups

TWD; TEAM; TWWH; TAAO

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Created at 01/08/2014 19:03 by Abdeljelil Bakri
Last modified at 01/08/2014 19:03 by Abdeljelil Bakri