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Author Peterson, A. Townsend (Andrew Townsend), 1964-, author.

Title Mapping disease transmission risk : enriching models using biogeography and ecology / A. Townsend Peterson.

Published Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

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 UniM BioMed  614.42 PETE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- Ecology and Biogeography -- This Book -- Conclusions -- pt. I Distributional Ecology -- 2.General Conceptual Framework for Species' Distributions -- Historical Background -- A General Schema of Distributional Ecology -- Disease Systems -- Conclusions -- 3.Status of Data for Understanding Disease Distributions -- Disease Case-Occurrence Data Sets -- Relevant Biodiversity Occurrence Data Sets -- Georeferencing -- The Meaning of No Records -- Conclusions -- 4.Current Tools for Understanding Disease Distributions -- The Current Toolkit -- Shortcomings of the Current Methodologies -- Conclusions -- pt. II Disease Modeling Basics -- 5.Modifications to the Basic Framework -- Disease Peculiarities -- Real-World Examples: West Nile Virus and Others -- Implications for Disease Modeling -- Conclusions -- 6.Modeling Components versus Outcomes -- Disease Transmission Systems as Sets of Interacting Species -- Black-Box Approaches --
Contents note continued: Component-Based Approaches -- Combined Approaches -- Conclusions -- 7.Space-Only versus Space-and-Environment Models -- Examples and Illustrations -- Contrasting the Two Types of Models -- Conclusions -- pt. III Preparing the Data -- 8.Garbage-In-Garbage-Out Principle -- Problems with Data Quality -- Biases Created by Geography -- Conclusions -- 9.Assembling Occurrence Data -- General Considerations -- Obtaining and Improving Occurrence Data -- Compatibility and Study Design -- Conclusions -- 10.Assembling Environmental Data -- Relevance to Species' Distributions -- General Considerations -- Modifiable Areal Unit Problem -- Specific Data Resources -- Conclusions -- 11.Study Areas and BAM -- Defining the Area M -- Sampling Considerations -- BAM Configurations -- Details of M and A for Model Transfers -- Conclusions -- pt. IV Developing Models -- 12.Calibrating Niche Models -- Introduction to Niche Models -- Nuts and Bolts -- Calibrating the "Best" Model --
Contents note continued: Transferring and Extrapolating -- Characterizing Ecological Niches -- Conclusions -- 13.Processing Raw Outputs into Useful Maps -- Choosing Appropriate Thresholds -- From Potential to Actual Distributions -- Projecting and Transferring Models -- Conclusions -- 14.Evaluating Niche Models -- Controversies and Inappropriate Approaches -- Basic Concepts -- The Confusion Matrix and Its Implications -- Binary Model Evaluation -- Continuous Model Evaluation -- Model Evaluation and Model Performance -- Conclusions -- 15.Developing Risk Maps -- Initial Estimates -- Risk Modifiers -- Type I versus Type II Errors -- Overlay, Testing, and Simulation -- Conclusions -- pt. V Examples of Applications -- 16.Identifying Risk Factors -- Black-Box Disease Ecology -- Vector Ecology -- Human Variables -- Improvements and Future Steps -- 17.Spatial Interpolation and Prediction -- Black-Box Examples -- Component-Based Examples -- Improvements and Future Steps --
Contents note continued: 18.Identifying Species Involved in Transmission Cycles -- Identifying Guilty Species -- Understanding Transmission Systems -- Detecting Movement Vectors -- Complete Unknowns -- Improvements and Future Steps -- 19.Responses to Environmental Change -- Early Mechanistic Models -- Empirical Niche Model Projections of Climate Change -- Mechanistic versus Empirical Models -- Improvements and Future Steps -- 20.Conclusions.
Subject Medical mapping.
Medical geography.
Epidemiology.
Public health surveillance.
Biogeography -- Mathematical models.
Niche (Ecology) -- Mathematical models.
Medical mapping -- Mathematical models.
ISBN 9781421414737 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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9781421414744 (electronic)
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