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.

  • Model construction (possums) – Initially aligned to the ‘eradicating the last 1%’ 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.