A game theoretical approach to invasive species management

I. Esra Büyüktahtakin, Zhuo Feng, Ferenc Szidarovszky, George Frisvold

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Abstract

We formulate and solve a long-term multi-objective dynamic model for controlling invasive species using conflict resolution. This optimization framework is then applied to the case of buffelgrass control in the Arizona desert. Three players each value protection of three different threatened resources: riparian vegetation, buildings and saguaro cactus. The model optimally allocates labor and a monetary budget to protect these resources by controlling the buffelgrass population in a multi-period planning horizon, based on the theory of cooperative games.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: May 21 2011May 25 2011

Other

Other61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period5/21/115/25/11

Keywords

  • Biological invasion
  • Game theory
  • Integer programming
  • Invasive species
  • Non-native species
  • Optimal control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Büyüktahtakin, I. E., Feng, Z., Szidarovszky, F., & Frisvold, G. (2011). A game theoretical approach to invasive species management. Paper presented at 61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Reno, NV, United States.