Eight challenges in modelling disease ecology in multi-host, multi-agent systems

Michael G. Buhnerkempe, Mick G. Roberts, Andrew P. Dobson, Hans Heesterbeek, Peter J. Hudson, James O. Lloyd-Smith

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Abstract

Many disease systems exhibit complexities not captured by current theoretical and empirical work. In particular, systems with multiple host species and multiple infectious agents (i.e., multi-host, multi-agent systems) require novel methods to extend the wealth of knowledge acquired studying primarily single-host, single-agent systems. We outline eight challenges in multi-host, multi-agent systems that could substantively increase our knowledge of the drivers and broader ecosystem effects of infectious disease dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalEpidemics
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

Keywords

  • Community ecology
  • Food webs
  • Maintenance
  • Multiple hosts
  • Multiple pathogens

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    Buhnerkempe, M. G., Roberts, M. G., Dobson, A. P., Heesterbeek, H., Hudson, P. J., & Lloyd-Smith, J. O. (2015). Eight challenges in modelling disease ecology in multi-host, multi-agent systems. Epidemics, 10, 26-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2014.10.001