Weeds Workshop Programme
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00   Richard Duncan
Weeds in NZ
Mick Roberts
Weeds v epidemics
Rob Phillips Meredith Bennett
Weed management and control
9.30 Mark Boyce
Spatial models
Lyman McDonald
Modelling Occupancy
Discussion Groups Discussion Groups
10.00 Theme 4
Jake Overton
10.30 Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea
11.00 Alan Hastings
Optimal control and restoration
Tony Olsen
Spatial sampling
Shona Lamoureaux
Production weeds
Discussion feedback
11.30 UC bus pickup Philip Hulme
Joel Pitt
12.00 Airport pickup Lunch Lunch Lunch Closure+Lunch
12.30 Travel to Hanmer
1.00 Theme 1
Jon Sullivan
Field trip Steve Barry
Boris Baumer
1.30 Richard Law
Communities and
Discussion Groups Travel to Chch
2.30   Theme 2
John Keane
James Russell
Chris Hunt
3.00 Afternoon tea   Afternoon tea
3.30 Theme 3
Peter Williams
Discussion groups Airport dropoff
4.00 Welcome
Susan Timmins
Why Weeds?
Mark Lewis
Stage structured models
UC dropoff
4.30 Dave Kelly
Duane Pelzer
5.00 Drinks Free time  
7.00 Dinner 7pm onwards

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There will be 4 parallel discussion themes each led by a local ecologist and a mathematician/statistician. They will cover 4 different research areas. The plenary lectures will cover recent work in mathematical and statistical invasions modelling to allow people to participate fully in the theme of their choice.

The themes are:
Weeds Discussion Themes
Topic Ecologist mathematician/statistician
Long range events Jon Sullivan Alex James
Heterogeneous landscapes John Keane Britta Basse
Risk Assessment and control of new incursions Peter Williams Mike Plank
Sampling for surveillance and monitoring Jake Overton Jennifer Brown

References: Some speakers have provided some background reading for their talk at the workshop:
  - Peter Williams - Quantifying uncertainty in predictions of invasiveness
  - Mark Boyce - Modelling distribution and abundance with presence-only data

Byers, J. E., Cuddington, K., Jones, C. G., Talley, T. S., Hastings, A., Lambrinos, J. G., et al. (2006). Using ecosystem engineers to restore ecological systems. Trends Ecol. Evol., 21(9), 493500.

de Camino Beck, T., & Lewis, M. A. (2007). A new method for calculating net reproductive rate from graph reduction with applications to the control of invasive species. Bull Math. Biol., 69(4), 13411354.

Hastings, A., & Botsford, L. W. (2006). A simple persistence condition for structured populations. Ecology Letters, 9, 846852.

Hastings, A., & Botsford, L. W. (2006). Persistence of spatial populations depends on returning home. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 103(15), 60676072.

Hastings, A., Byers, J. E., Crooks, J. A., Cuddington, K., Jones, C. G., Lambrinos, J. G., Talley, T. S., et al. (2007). Ecosystem engineering in space and time. Ecology Letters, 10, 153164.

Hastings, A., Cuddington, K., Davies, K., Dugaw, C., Emendorf, S., Freestone, A., et al. (2005). The spatial spread of invasions: new developments in theory and evidence. Ecology Letters, 8, 91101.

Kinlan, B.P., & Hastings, A. (2005). Rates of population sperad and geographic range expansion: what exotic species tell us. Pp. 381419 in Sax, D.F., Stachowicz, J.J., & Gaines, S.D. (eds.) Species Invasions: Insights into Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Assoc., Inc.

Melbourne, B. A., Cornell, H. V., Davies, K. F., Dugaw, C. J., Elmendorf, S., Freestone, A. L., et al. (2007). Invasion in a heterogeneous world: resistance, coexistence or hostile takeover? Ecology Letters, 10, 7794.

Overton, J., & Lehman, A. (2003). Predicting vegetation condition and weed distributions for systematic conservation management: An application of GRASP in the central South Island, New Zealand. (Science for Conservation 220). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Department of Conservation.

Taylor, C.M., & Hastings, A. (2005). Allee effects in biological invasions. Ecology Letters, 8, 895-908.