publication . Other literature type . 2007

The role of geographic information systems inwildlife epidemiology: models of chronic wasting disease in Colorado mule deer

Farnsworth, Matthew L.; Hoeting, Jennifer A.; Hobbs, N. Thompson; Conner, Mary M.; Burnham, Kenneth P.; Wolfe, Lisa L.; Williams, Elizabeth S.; Theobald, David M.; Miller, Michael W.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2007
  • Publisher: Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The authors present findings from two landscape epidemiology studies of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Colorado mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). First, the effects of human land use on disease prevalence were explored by formulating a set of models estimating CWD prevalence in relation to differences in human land use, sex and geographic location. Prevalence was higher in developed areas and among male deer suggesting that anthropogenic influences (changes in land use), differences in exposure risk between sexes and landscape-scaled heterogeneity are associated with CWD prevalence. The second study focused on identifying scales of mule deer movement a...
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Medical Subject Headings: animal diseases
free text keywords: Bayesian hierarchical model, Chronic wasting disease, Disease ecology, Geographic information system, Land-use change, Model selection, Spatial epidemiology, Spatial model, Spatial scale, Environmental Sciences
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