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Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

By: John M Drake(Editor), Michael B Bonsall(Editor), Michael R Strand(Editor)
304 pages
Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases
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Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases is the first comprehensive survey of this rapidly developing field. The chapter topics provide an up-to-date presentation of classical concepts, reviews of emerging trends, synthesis of existing knowledge, and a prospective agenda for future research. The contributions offer authoritative and international perspectives from leading thinkers in the field. The dynamics of vector-borne diseases are far more intrinsically ecological compared with their directly transmitted equivalents. The environmental dependence of ectotherm vectors means that vector-borne pathogens are acutely sensitive to changing environmental conditions. Although perennially important vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue have deeply informed our understanding of vector-borne diseases, recent emerging viruses such as West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, and Zika virus have generated new scientific questions and practical problems. The study of vector-borne disease has been a particularly rich source of ecological questions, while ecological theory has provided the conceptual tools for thinking about their evolution, transmission, and spatial extent.

Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate level students taking courses in vector biology, population ecology, evolutionary ecology, disease ecology, medical entomology, viral ecology/evolution, and parasitology, as well as providing a key reference for researchers across these fields.


1: Introduction: current topics in the population biology of infectious diseases / John M. Drake, Michael Bonsall and Michael Strand

Section I: Theory of Population Biology
2: Heterogeneity, stochasticity and complexity in the dynamics and control of mosquito-borne pathogens / Robert C. Reiner Jr. and David L Smith
3: Seven challenges for spatial analyses of vector-borne diseases / T. Alex Perkins, Guido España, Sean M. Moore, Rachel J. Oidtman, Swarnali Sharma, Brajendra Singh, Amir S. Siraj, K. James Soda, Morgan Smith, Magdalene K. Walters and Edwin Michael
4: Infectious disease forecasting for public health / Stephen A Lauer, Alexandria C Brown and Nicholas G Reich
5: Force of infection and variation in outbreak size in a multi-species host-pathogen system: West Nile Virus in New York City / John M. Drake, Krisztian Magori, Kevin Knoblich, Sarah E. Bowden and Waheed I. Bajwa

Section II: Empirical Ecology
6: Environmental drivers of vector-borne diseases / Marta S. Shocket, Christopher B. Anderson, Jamie M. Caldwell, Marissa L. Childs, Lisa I. Couper, Songhee Han, Mallory J. Harris, Meghan E. Howard, Morgan P. Kain, Andrew J. MacDonald, Nicole Nova, and Erin A. Mordecai
7: Population biology of Culicoides-borne viruses of livestock in Europe / Simon Gubbins
8: Ecological interactions influencing the emergence, abundance and human exposure to tick-borne pathogens / Maria A. Diuk-Wasser, Maria Pilar Fernandez and Stephen Davis
9: Carry-over effects of the larval environment in mosquito-borne disease systems / Michelle V. Evans, Philip M. Newberry and Courtney C Murdock
10: Incorporating vector ecology and life history into disease transmission models: insights from tsetse (Glossina spp.) / Sinead English, Antoine M. G. Barreaux, Michael B. Bonsall, John W. Hargrove, Matt J. Keeling, Kat S. Rock and Glyn A. Vale

Section III: Ecological Interactions
11: Mosquito- virus interactions / Christine M Reitmayer, Michelle V. Evans, Kerri L. Miazgowicz, Philip M. Newberry, Nicole Solano, Blanka Tesla and Courtney C. Murdock
12: Kindling, logs and coals: the dynamics of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas Disease, in Arequipa, Peru / Michael Z. Levy
13: Gut microbiome assembly and function in mosquitoes / Kerri L. Coon and Michael R. Strand

Section IV: Applications
14: Direct and indirect social drivers and impacts of vector borne diseases / Sadie J. Ryan, Catherine A. Lippi, Kevin L. Bardosh, Erika F. Frydenlund, Holly D. Gaff, Naveed Heydari, Anthony J. Wilson and Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra
15: Vector control, optimal control and vector-borne disease dynamics / Michael Bonsall

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John M. Drake is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Distinguished Research Professor of Ecology, and founding Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia, USA.

Michael Bonsall is Professor of Mathematical Biology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. He heads the Mathematical Ecology Research Group at the department, which undertakes cross-disciplinary research using mathematical approaches to explore novel and rewarding problems in ecology, evolution, health and economics.

Michael Strand is Professor at the Department of Entomology, University of Georgia USA. His research laboratory in the department investigates many areas under the broad umbrella of Insect Physiology.

- Christopher B. Anderson, Stanford University, USA
- Waheed I. Bajwa, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA
- Kevin L. Bardosh, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Antoine M. G. Barreaux, University of Bristol, UK
- Michael B. Bonsall, University of Oxford, UK
- Sarah E. Bowden, Kapili Services, LLC, USA
- Alexandria C. Brown, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
- Jamie M. Caldwell, Stanford University, USA
- Marissa L. Childs, Stanford University, USA
- Lisa I. Couper, Stanford University, USA
- Kerri L. Coon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- Stephen Davis, RMIT University, Australia
- Maria A. Diuk-Wasser, Columbia University, USA
- John M. Drake, University of Georgia, USA
- Sinead English, University of Bristol, UK
- Guido España, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Michelle V. Evans, University of Georgia, USA
- Maria Pilar Fernandez, Columbia University, USA
- Erika F. Frydenlund, Old Dominion University, USA
- Holly D. Gaff, Old Dominion University, USA
- Songhee Han, Stanford University, USA
- John W. Hargrove, University of Bristol, UK
- Mallory J. Harris, Stanford University, USA
- Naveed Heydari, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
- Meghan E. Howard, Stanford University, USA
- Simon Gubbins, The Pirbright Institute, UK
- Michael Z. Levy, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Stephen A. Lauer, Johns Hopkins University, USA
- Catherine A. Lippi, University of Florida, USA
- Morgan P. Kain, Stanford University, USA
- Matt J. Keeling, University of Bristol, UK
- Kevin Knoblich, formerly University of Georgia, USA
- Andrew J. MacDonald, University of Georgia and University of California Santa Barbara, USA
- Krisztian Magori, University of Georgia, USA
- Kerri L Miazgowicz, University of Georgia, USA
- Edwin Michael, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Sean M. Moore, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Erin A. Mordecai, Stanford University, USA
- Courtney C. Murdock, University of Georgia, USA
- Philip M. Newberry, University of Georgia, USA
- Nicole Nova, Stanford University, USA
- Rachel J. Oidtman, University of Notre Dame, USA
- T. Alex Perkins, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Nicholas G. Reich, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
- Robert C. Reiner Jr., University of Washington, USA
- Christine M Reitmayer, University of Georgia, USA and The Pirbright Institute, UK
- Kat S. Rock, University of Warwick
- Sadie J. Ryan, University of Florida, USA
- Swarnali Sharma, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Marta S. Shocket, Stanford University and University of California, USA
- Brajendra Singh, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Amir S. Siraj, University of Notre Dame, USA
- David L. Smith, University of Washington, USA
- K. James Soda, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Nicole Solano-Asamoah, University of Georgia, USA
- Morgan Smith, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, InterAmerican Institute for Global Change Research, Uruguay
- Michael R. Strand, University of Georgia, USA
- Blanka Tesla, University of Georgia, USA
- Glyn A. Vale, Natural Resources Institute and Department of Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe
- Magdalene K. Walters, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Anthony J. Wilson, The Pirbright Institute, UK

By: John M Drake(Editor), Michael B Bonsall(Editor), Michael R Strand(Editor)
304 pages
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