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dc.contributor.authorLustig, Audreyen
dc.contributor.authorWorner, Susan P.en
dc.contributor.authorPitt, Joel P. W.en
dc.contributor.authorDoscher, Crileen
dc.contributor.authorStouffer, D. B.en
dc.contributor.authorSenay, Senait Derejeen
dc.identifier.citationLustig et al. (2017). A modeling framework for the establishment and spread of invasive species in heterogeneous environments. Ecology and Evolution, 7(20), 8338-8348. doi:10.1002/ece3.2915en
dc.description.abstractNatural and human-induced events are continuously altering the structure of our landscapes and as a result impacting the spatial relationships between individual landscape elements and the species living in the area. Yet, only recently has the influence of the surrounding landscape on invasive species spread started to be considered. The scientific community increasingly recognizes the need for broader modeling framework that focuses on cross-study comparisons at different spatiotemporal scales. Using two illustrative examples, we introduce a general modeling framework that allows for a systematic investigation of the effect of habitat change on invasive species establishment and spread. The essential parts of the framework are (i) a mechanistic spatially explicit model (a modular dispersal framework—MDIG) that allows population dynamics and dispersal to be modeled in a geographical information system (GIS), (ii) a landscape generator that allows replicated landscape patterns with partially controllable spatial properties to be generated, and (iii) landscape metrics that depict the essential aspects of landscape with which dispersal and demographic processes interact. The modeling framework provides functionality for a wide variety of applications ranging from predictions of the spatiotemporal spread of real species and comparison of potential management strategies, to theoretical investigation of the effect of habitat change on population dynamics. Such a framework allows to quantify how small-grain landscape characteristics, such as habitat size and habitat connectivity, interact with life-history traits to determine the dynamics of invasive species spread in fragmented landscape. As such, it will give deeper insights into species traits and landscape features that lead to establishment and spread success and may be key to preventing new incursions and the development of efficient monitoring, surveillance, control or eradication programs.en
dc.publisherWiley on behalf of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) and the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Wiley on behalf of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) and the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) -
dc.rights© 2017 The Authors.en
dc.subjectheterogeneous landscapeen
dc.subjectinvasive speciesen
dc.subjectlandscape metricsen
dc.subjectlandscape patternsen
dc.subjectpopulation dynamicsen
dc.subjectspatial simulationsen
dc.subjectstratified dispersalen
dc.titleA modeling framework for the establishment and spread of invasive species in heterogeneous environmentsen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc050104 Landscape Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060207 Population Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfEcology and Evolutionen
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