March 7 2018

12:00 158 HH

Kim Pepin

Decision-support tools for guiding management of invasions using ecological principles


Most management programs of invasive species or diseases are underfunded relative to the scope and complexity of the problem. Regular evaluations of impacts and strategic planning are necessary to allocate the limited resources efficiently and achieve management objectives. Using examples from wild pigs, carnivore rabies, and influenza A, I will discuss key ecological principles that can help inform management decisions and affect management outcomes. I will focus on the importance of spatial processes such as connectivity and animal movement in predicting rates of spatial spread of invasions and optimal management strategies. I will also show how integration of ecological dynamics across individual and population-level scales can provide new insights and tools for managers.
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