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The optimal control of dynamic pest populations

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In the management of agricultural insect pests, short-term costs must be balanced against long-term benefits. Controls should be selected to account for both their immediate and downstream effects upon the demography and genetics of the pest, enabling suppression today without threatening suppression tomorrow. The iterative, algorithmic method of dynamic programming can provide optimal solutions to problems of this type, in which actions are taken sequentially and each action may influence...

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Department of Zoology
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Oxitec
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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