A Dynamic Ecological Simulation Model of Tsetse Transmitted Trypanosomosis in Kenya

Published on 27 November 2009

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Start Date: 1 September 2007 | End Date: 1 August 2010

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The overall goal of the study is to examine, build, and test a predictive model that defines the relationships between climate change, landuse and cover change, social systems, and ecological disturbance on the ecological distribution of tsetse flies and African Trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness across Kenya.  The study will enhance the scientific understanding of human impacts on ecological systems, how these changes influence the potential for disease emergence and transmission, and what models can be generated using new and existing climate, landscape, social, and organismal data to predict, or associate, disease epidemiology with ecological processes at multiple spatial, social, and biophysical scales of organization.

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