The challenges of developing spatially explicit network models for the management of disease vectors in ecological systems

Trewin, Brendan, Parry, Hazel, Zalucki, Myron, Westcott, David and Shellhorn, Nancy (2014). The challenges of developing spatially explicit network models for the management of disease vectors in ecological systems. In: Francois Fages and Carla Piazza, Formal Methods in Macro-Biology - First International Conference, FMMB 2014, Proceedings. 1st International Conference on Formal Methods in Macro-Biology, FMMB 2014, Noumea, New Caledonia, (159-161). 22 - 24 September 2014. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10398-3_12


Author Trewin, Brendan
Parry, Hazel
Zalucki, Myron
Westcott, David
Shellhorn, Nancy
Title of paper The challenges of developing spatially explicit network models for the management of disease vectors in ecological systems
Conference name 1st International Conference on Formal Methods in Macro-Biology, FMMB 2014
Conference location Noumea, New Caledonia
Conference dates 22 - 24 September 2014
Proceedings title Formal Methods in Macro-Biology - First International Conference, FMMB 2014, Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)   Check publisher's open access policy
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication Year 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-10398-3_12
Open Access Status
ISBN 9783319103976
9783319103983
ISSN 0302-9743
1611-3349
Editor Francois Fages
Carla Piazza
Volume 8738 LNBI
Start page 159
End page 161
Total pages 3
Chapter number 12
Total chapters 15
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Challenges of modelling vector-borne disease systems result from complexities and uncertainities inherent in the vector’s behavioural ecology and its interactions in a landscape context. Network models provide a number of approaches and measures to quantify spatially-explicit systems that are consistent with the ecological process of vector dispersal, with implications for disease transmission and spread [1,2]. Here we discuss two spatially explicit vector systems as network models; (1) the movement of the invasive mosquito Aedes aegypti, which vectors a number of diseases including dengue fever, through rainwater tanks in a major urban area, (2) the movement of bats (flying-foxes), which vector Hendra virus, through urban and rural landscapes [3]. We contrast the design and applicability of these networks, comparing features and challenges inherent in modelling these systems, and discuss the use of network models as disease vector management tools with implications for disease spread.
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Institutional Status UQ

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