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Brisbane Applied Mathematics
Thu 20 Oct, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
M313, QUT Gardens Point Campus

The white-backed woodpecker is critically endangered in Sweden due to lack of suitable habitat.  Possible recovery actions - releasing captive-bred birds and manipulating the structure and species composition of forests - can be implemented at a variety of intensities and over a period of decades.  I will describe a forest-woodpecker model and its use with simulated annealing to identify management strategies that meet management targets at low cost.  Dr Peter Baxter, Lecturer (CARM)