Evaluation of Spatial Data Capture and Information Systems for Invasive Species Management

Lead researcher: Mark Sander, Department of Agriculture and Food WA,  Mark.Sander@agric.wa.gov.au

Project objectives:

The primary objective of this project was to document and compare information systems currently available, or with the potential, to collect and share of data on the distribution, abundance and management of invasive animal species in Australia.

This comparative assessment was conducted with reference to a triple bottom-line framework – meaning the assessment took into account:

  1. the role of people (the public, Regional NRM groups, and agencies) in collecting and sharing data;
  2. effectiveness of information systems in understanding pest animal distribution, abundance and impacts; and
  3. opportunities for improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of data collection and management through the use of these information systems.

A ‘stocktake’ was undertaken of currently used information systems, and assessment of these against these triple-bottom-line criteria. The driver of investment in Natural Resource Management through Caring for our Country program provides an imperative for such as assessment so future investment can be more effectively targeted.

This project was funded under the Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP).
For more APARP projects, visit: www.pestsmart.org.au/australian-pest-animal-research-program/

Author Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)
Secondary Author Mark Sander and Damian Shepherd
Year 2011
Volume 2009-10
Institution Department of Agriculture and Food WA
Documents

Full report: Evaluation of Spatial Data Capture and Information Systems for Invasive Species Management   [2.8Mb PDF ] 

Links

 Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)