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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.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.


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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 210 pages .)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Ecology and Biogeography; This Book; Conclusions; Part 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 MethodologiesConclusions; Part 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; Component-Based Approaches; Combined Approaches; Conclusions; 7 Space-Only versus Space-and-Environment Models; Examples and Illustrations; Contrasting the Two Types of Models; Conclusions; Part III: Preparing the Data.
8 Garbage-In-Garbage-Out PrincipleProblems 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; Part IV: Developing Models.
12 Calibrating Niche ModelsIntroduction to Niche Models; Nuts and Bolts; Calibrating the "Best" Model; 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 MapsInitial Estimates; Risk Modifiers; Type I versus Type II Errors; Overlay, Testing, and Simulation; Conclusions; Part 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; 18 Identifying Species Involved in Transmission Cycles; Identifying Guilty Species; Understanding Transmission Systems; Detecting Movement Vectors; Complete Unknowns.
Subject Medical mapping.
Medical geography.
Public health surveillance.
Topography, Medical -- methods.
Disease Transmission, Infectious.
Geographic Mapping.
Models, Theoretical.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Epidemiology. (OCoLC)fst00914091
Medical geography. (OCoLC)fst01014152
Medical mapping. (OCoLC)fst01736782
Public health surveillance. (OCoLC)fst01082426
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781421414737 1421414732 (DLC) 2013046568
ISBN 1421414740 (electronic bk.)
9781421414744 (electronic bk.)
9781421414737 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1421414732 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000054659798
DEBBG BV042793115
DEBBG BV044055514
DEBSZ 429948107
DEBSZ 449716252

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