Computer modelling

The development of shared tools, which all communities and agencies contributing to Predator Free 2050 can use to design the right approach for their goals and environment. Realistic spatial models drawing on the latest information will be openly accessible for both general and ‘power’ users.

  • A data-commons for Predator Free 2050 – Working with the Biological Heritage Challenge to develop the open-access sharing of predator management data across agencies and community groups, to build collaboration and alignment, and inform computer modelling.
  • Model construction (possums) – Initially aligned to the ‘best use of existing tools’ programme, we will drive the development of models, software and interfaces for the exploration of different approaches to possum eradication at the local, regional and national scales.
  • Model extension (rats and stoats) – Extension of resources to include the other Predator Free 2050 target species will draw on our understanding of their biology and management, and how they might interact with each other with respect to predator control application.
  • Model extension (biodiversity and ecosystem outcomes) – Guidance on management outcomes will be provided by drawing on our existing knowledge and new understanding developed through both the strategy and predator management activities nationwide.