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A Genetic Algorithm Solver for Pest Management Control in Island Systems

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A Genetic Algorithm Solver for Pest Management Control in Island Systems
Optimising the management of national parks and reserves is a truly multidisciplinary issue. This problem requires considerable knowledge of the characteristics of the ecosystems and species and their interactions. This then can be translated into a highly complex knapsack problem. Essentially, within a limited budget, a manager needs to select the conservation actions according to expected payoffs (in terms of protecting or restoring desired species) versus cost (the amount of resources/money) required for the actions. This paper presents a formulation and optimisation techniques to solve the problem. From this method, decision-support software is being developed, tailored to meet the needs of pest control on islands, in close cooperation with conservation managers. The solver uses a Genetic Algorithm (GA), and incorporates a model of the conservation problem (a simplified model of the ecosystem). The results indicate the solver is able to derive strategies that reduce the number of...
Jana Brotankova, Marcus Randall, Andrew Lewis, Bob
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Type Journal
Year 2015
Where ACAL
Authors Jana Brotankova, Marcus Randall, Andrew Lewis, Bob Pressey, Amelia Wenger
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