Elevation heterogeneity and the spread of White-nose syndrome in bats
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White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been decimating bat populations throughout North America since its discovery in New York during the winter of 2006-2007. The fungus responsible for the disease, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, has since been confirmed as present in Washington, over 3,700 km from the epicenter. In 2012, a stochastic discrete-time dynamical system for WNS spread was developed on a spatially structured network and used to predict the spread of this wildlife epidemic. The model uses a variable for distance and two environmental variables (cave density and winter duration) to generate ... (For more, see "View full record.")
Read, Catherine E., "Elevation heterogeneity and the spread of White-nose syndrome in bats" (2018). KIP Articles. 1578.