How landscapes shape Lyme borreliosis risk

Gilbert, L. (2016) How landscapes shape Lyme borreliosis risk. In: Braks, M. A.H., van Wieren, S. E., Takken, W. and Sprong, H. (eds.) Ecology and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis. Series: Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases, 4. Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 161-171. ISBN 9789086862931 (doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-838-4_11)

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Landscapes are topographically, geologically and biotically heterogeneous and the spatial pattern of these factors influences local climates, habitats and vertebrate distribution and abundance over the landscape. The interaction between these factors results in a heterogeneous distribution in tick abundance, Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. prevalence and Lyme borreliosis risk. This chapter examines how the spatial distribution of these factors, and their interactions, help shape Lyme borreliosis hazard over landscapes, and introduces some modelling approaches that integrate these spatial factors and identifies important gaps in our knowledge that need to be filled if we are to better predict disease risk over landscapes.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gilbert, Dr Lucy
Authors: Gilbert, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Publisher:Wageningen Academic Publishers

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