From CLIMEX to PESKY, a generic expert system for pest risk assessment

Sutherst, R.W. and Maywald, G.F. and Bottomley, W. (1991) From CLIMEX to PESKY, a generic expert system for pest risk assessment. EPPO Bulletin, 21 (3). pp. 595-608.

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CLIMEX, a climate-matching model, is described in relation to pesk risk assessment. The rationale for the development of the model is given and its various functions are illustrated with examples using the chrysomelid Leptinotarsa decemlineata. The chrysomelid's climatic requirements were inferred from its native distribution in North America and used to project the relative favourableness of Europe and Asia for population growth and persistence. The role of CLIMEX, in association with a prototype version of a generic expert system for pest risk assessment, PESKY, in the assessment of the risk of L. decemlineata being transferred from France to China, is illustrated. Finally, the model was used to search for places in North America with climates matching that of Beijing, China, in order to target collection of possible biocontrol agents for use in China

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: CSIRO Division of Entomology, Long Pocket Laboratories, PMB 3 Indooroopilly, Qld. 4068, Australia
Subjects: Atmosperic Science > Climatology
Plant Protection > Pests
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 08:57
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 08:57
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