The impact of shifting climate on co-evolution in vector-borne diseases
Dr. Nina Fefferman, NIMBioS Assoc. Director for Math Modeling Consulting Center; Ecology & Evolutionary Biologh, Univ. of Tennessee
Dr. Jing Jiao, Targeted NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow
Participants: Brandon Grandison (Mathematics & Environmental Science, Univ. of Florida);
Ana Kilgore (Organismal Biology & Ecology, Colorado College);
Hannah Yin (Biology, Tufts Univ.)
This project will build on existing models that look at co-evolutionary dynamics in metapopulations of hosts, vectors, and parasites/pathogens to consider the potential impact of shifting environmental conditions due to climate change. We will employ differential equations to explore how changing habitat ranges and climate-driven etiologies of infection alter the disease landscape over time.
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