Ecological modelling of serrated tussock

Darren KriticosA, Shona LamoureauxB, Warren KingC, William PettitA, Graeme BourdôtB and Warwick BadgeryD

A CSIRO Entomology and CRC Weed Management Systems, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.

B AgResearch, Canterbury Agriculture and Science Centre, PO Box 60, Lincoln, New Zealand.

C New South Wales Agriculture, Orange Agricultural and Veterinary Research Institute, Forest Road, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia.

D The University of Sydney, Faculty of Rural Management, PO Box 883, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia.


An international project to study the ecology, ecophysiology and population dynamics of serrated tussock and to develop a series of management-oriented models is described. A draft CLIMEX model of the potential distribution of serrated tussock is nearing completion, and collaborative research sites have been established at eight sites across three countries. Data analysis and model development will parallel further data collection.

Keywords: CLIMEX, DYMEX, Ecological models, serrated tussock


Plant Protection Quarterly (2002) 17 (3) 102-103.