High resolution of satellite data allowed us to make a detailed assessment of the places where the Asian longhorned beetle will congregate for reproduction. We developed a spatially explicit model that was calibrated and tested with experimental data. We used high-resolution satellite imagery to create map of the desirable host-trees for the invasive pest. We then acquired tree removal data from APHIS to inoculate the lattice map with the pest. Finally, we ran the simulation to predict the likely distribution of new ALB infestations.
Species 1: Coleoptera cerambycidae Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian Longhorned Beetle)
Keywords: spatially explicit model, disperal
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