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Modelling the spreading of wilding conifers

Roberts, Mick and North, Heather (2004) Modelling the spreading of wilding conifers. [Study Group Report]


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In many parts of the Canterbury high country, conifer seeds are spreading on the wind from exisiting plantations and shelterbelts, leading to a serious weed problem. Environment Canterbury set the task at MISG to model this spread, and thus provide a basis for prioritising control operations on a limited budget. The study group provided increased understanding of topographic and climatic factors involved in seed dispersal, and of the distribution of the resulting seed rain. In addition a simulation framework was developed for comparing the effectiveness of different control strategies.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:None/Other
Study Groups:Australian and New Zealand Mathematics in Industry Study Group > 21st MISG [Auckland 26/1/2004 - 30/1/2004]
Company Name:Environment Canterbury
ID Code:44
Deposited By: Gordon White
Deposited On:26 May 2005
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:46

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