NESP TWQ Round 5 - Project 5.1 – Matching the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Integrated Pest Management to the scale of the new Control Program

The CoTS IPM program is designing an ecologically informed control program that integrates knowledge of the spatial and temporal dynamics of CoTS outbreaks and the operations of onwater control to provide

  1. the most efficient strategies for investing management effort at all scales of management;
  2. an operational framework for the control program, and, iii) to identify and fill key research gaps.

This project will support the expansion of the IPM’s tools to match the expansion of the control program, finalize scenario testing to assess appropriate control objectives, and, assess the social benefits of the CoTS training program.