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A spatially explicit model to simulate the population dynamics of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

Citation

Barron, Mandy C. et al. (2019), A spatially explicit model to simulate the population dynamics of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.rxwdbrv49

Abstract

Removal of host plants is a 'tool' that can be used for the eradication of invasive alien plant pests. We developed a spatially explicit agent-based population model to simulate the population dynamics of the European strain of gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, based on Robinet et al. (2008 - Journal of Animal Ecology 77, 966–973. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01417.x). The model was coded in the R language (R Core Team, 2017) and is deposited in this Dryad record. A detailed description of the model and its use is provided in Barron et al. (Habitat fragmentation and eradication of invading insect herbivores. Journal of Applied Ecology, manuscript accepted for publication in 2019). 

Methods

This is not a data set but R code developed to simulate the population dynamics of gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, coded in the R language (R Core Team, 2017). The data are published in Robinet et al. (2008 - Journal of Animal Ecology 77, 966–973. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01417.x) and were obtained from there. More information about our specific use can be found in Barron et al. (Habitat fragmentation and eradication of invading insect herbivores. Journal of Applied Ecology, manuscript accepted for publication in 2019). 

 

Funding

New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, Award: C04X1501