In the frame of the EU project PRATIQUE (KBBE-2007-212459 Enhancements of pest risk analysis techniques) a suite of models was developed to support the quantitative assessment of spread in pest risk analysis. This dataset contains the model codes (R language) for the four models in the suite. Three versions of the code are provided, differing in grid and spatial extent: (1) a decimal degree grid version for Europe; (2) a metric grid version for Europe and (3) a decimal degree grid version for other parts of the world. Usage of the code is described in the “Tutorial on the generic spread models“.
Case studies were conducted with the decimal degree version, using European maps of climate suitability and presence of host or habitat for seven species: (1) Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, (2) Anoplophora chinensis, (3) Anoplophora glabripennis, (4) Eichhornia crassipes; (5) Meloidogyne enterolobii, (6) Bursaphelenchus xylophilus / Monochamus, (7) Gibberella circinata. See the “Description of case studies“ for details.
Further background can be found in the publication: Robinet C, Kehlenbeck H, Kriticos DJ, Baker RHA, Battisti A, Brunel S, Dupin M, Eyre D, Faccoli M, Ilieva Z, Kenis M, Knight J, Reynaud P, Yart A, van der Werf W (2012) A suite of models to support the quantitative assessment of spread in pest risk analysis. PLoS ONE