Oct-Jan: Literature Review, establish structure of transport network dataset to be constructed, identify data sources. Attend training course on modelling/network analysis.
Jan-June: Obtain transport data and construct transport network. Align network dataset with existing data-sets on sources (ranges) of known high-impact invasive species, and ranges of species known to be established/invasive on OTs. Conduct species distribution modelling for species already established on Caribbean OTs, and for species likely to arrive through transport links.
June-Oct: Analyse transport network data-set and SDM outputs to achieve Objectives 1 and 2.
Oct-Jan: Write up chapter/paper from network analysis; plan for field visits to 2 OTs this year.
Jan-June: Field Visits in Caribbean, collation and collection of interceptions data. Establish local protocols/connections with biosecurity officials to secure data collection longer term.
June-Oct: Analysis of interceptions data and comparison with horizon-scanning high-risk lists of species.
Oct-Jan: Write up chapter/paper of interceptions analysis. Present project findings at national conference. Planning for simulated climate experiment on intercepted plant species.
Jan-June: Conduct simulated climate germination trials and growth/competition experiment.
June-Oct: analysis of data collected from simulated climate experiments.
Oct-Mar: Write up chapter/paper from simulated climate experiment. Present findings at international conference. Project Placement at University of Cordoba, to build Shiny app.