A. Townsend Peterson, among the leaders of environmental specific niche modeling, uses a synthesis that brightens brand-new and more practical contagious disease mapping techniques. His work, Mapping Disease Transmission Risk, (PDF) – the peak of twelve years of improvement – breaks brand-new ground by integrating biogeographic and environmental aspects with spatial designs. Intended at public health specialists and experienced epidemiologists, this interdisciplinary ebook describes the conceptual and technical foundations of Peterson’s method while simultaneously explaining the possibly massive benefits of his modeling technique. Peterson deals with disease transmission locations for what they are – circulations of types. The ebook argues that fragmented, intricate, and extremely irregular disease patterns can just be understood when underlying ecological chauffeurs are thought about. The result is a sophisticated modeling method that challenges fixed spatial designs and uses a structure for modifying disease mapping. Anybody operating in the location of disease transmission, primarily those utilizing predictive maps, will discover Peterson’s ebook both motivating and essential.
“Mapping Disease Transmission Risk fills a space in today literature by dealing with both the geographical and ecologic functions of disease ecology.” — Lance A. Waller, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
“In this ground-breaking work… A. Townsend Peterson breaks brand-new ground… Peterson’s method holds perhaps massive advantages for those charged with figuring out how disease spreads, and how to manage that spread.” — Venkat Subramaniam Biz India Magazine
“His primary thesis is restated like a mantra throughout the text, and was well gotten by me―disease mapping need to exceed location and much better include ecology and biogeography. Peterson supports this thesis over 20 (mainly really brief) chapters mostly through a broad, conceptual overview concentrated on methodological matters and cautions to environmental specific niche modeling (ENM), and through succinct descriptions of numerous pertinent case research studies.” — Quarterly Review of Biology
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