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Modeling Temperature Effects on Population Density of the Dengue Mosquito Aedes aegypti
Mosquito density plays an important role in the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and Zika. While it remains very challenging to estimate the density of mosquitoes, modelers have tried different methods to ...
Linked within-host and between-host models and data for infectious diseases: a systematic review
The observed dynamics of infectious diseases are driven by processes across multiple scales. Here we focus on two: within-host, that is, how an infection progresses inside a single individual (for instance viral and immune ...
Spiculogenesis and biomineralization in early sponge animals
(Springer Nature, 2019-07-26)
Most sponges have biomineralized spicules. Molecular clocks indicate sponge classes diverged in the Cryogenian, but the oldest spicules are Cambrian in age. Therefore, sponges either evolved spiculogenesis long after their ...
Risk tradeoffs associated with traditional food advisories for Labrador Inuit
The traditional Inuit diet includes wild birds, fish and marine mammals, which can contain high concentrations of the neurotoxicant methylmercury (MeHg). Hydroelectric development may increase MeHg concentrations in ...
Forecasting ecosystem services to guide coastal wetland rehabilitation decisions
Coastal wetlands provide diverse ecosystem services such as flood protection and recreational value. However, predicting changes in ecosystem service value fr0k from restoration or management is challenging because ...
Graphical models and the challenge of evidence-based practice in development and sustainability
Governments and social benefit organizations are expected to consider evidence in decision-making. In development and sustainability, evidence spans disciplines and methodological traditions and is often inconclusive. ...