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Thirteen challenges in modelling plant diseases

Cunniffe, NJ, Koskella, B, Metcalf, JE, Parnell, SR, Gottwald, TR and Gilligan, CA 2015, 'Thirteen challenges in modelling plant diseases' , Epidemics, 10 , pp. 6-10.

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Abstract

The underlying structure of epidemiological models, and the questions that models can be used to address, do not necessarily depend on the host organism in question. This means that certain preoccupations of plant disease modellers are similar to those of modellers of diseases in human, livestock and wild animal populations. However, a number of aspects of plant epidemiology are very distinctive, and this leads to specific challenges in modelling plant diseases, which in turn sets a certain agenda for modellers. Here we outline a selection of 13 challenges, specific to plant disease epidemiology, that we feel are important targets for future work.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Epidemics
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1755-4365
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Funders: Biotechnology and Biosciences Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Depositing User: SR Parnell
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 13:18
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 08:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33456

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