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FlySim: A Cellular Automata Model of Bactrocera Oleae (Olive Fruit Fly) Infestation and First Simulations

  • Pierre Pommois
  • Pietro Brunetti
  • Vincenzo Bruno
  • Antonio Mazzei
  • Valerio Baldacchini
  • Salvatore Di Gregorio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4173)

Abstract

The Cellular Automata model FlySim was developed for simulating life and reproduction cycles of olive fruit flies (Bactrocera Oleae) and their behaviour, especially when they infest olive (Olea europaea) groves. This serious agricultural problem can be partially tackled in many ways, but not all the methods look sustainable, e.g., by using chemical agents at the first signs of the infestation. Sustainable solutions could be adopted with the use of interactive simulation tools in order to permit developing scenarios and testing different strategies. This paper outlines the model and exhibits a first partial application.

Keywords

Cellular Automaton Cellular Automaton Olive Tree Cellular Automaton Model Olive Fruit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Pommois
    • 1
  • Pietro Brunetti
    • 2
  • Vincenzo Bruno
    • 1
  • Antonio Mazzei
    • 2
  • Valerio Baldacchini
    • 2
  • Salvatore Di Gregorio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CalabriaRende (CS)Italy
  2. 2.Department of EcologyUniversity of CalabriaRende (CS)Italy
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CalabriaRende (CS)Italy

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