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A multi-scale assessment of animal aggregation patterns to understand increasing pathogen seroprevalence

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Angela K. Brennan, Paul C. Cross, Megan D. Higgs, W. Henry Edwards, Brandon M. Scurlock, and Scott Creel, 2014, A multi-scale assessment of animal aggregation patterns to understand increasing pathogen seroprevalence: Ecosphere, v. 5, iss. 10.

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Understanding how animal density is related to pathogen transmission is important to develop effective disease control strategies, but requires measuring density at a scale relevant to transmission. However, this is not straightforward or well-studied among large mammals with group sizes that range several orders of magnitude or aggregation patterns that vary across space and time. To address this issue, we examined spatial variation in elk (Cervus canadensis) aggregation patterns and brucellosis across 10 regions in the Greater Yellowstone Area where previous studies suggest the disease may be increasing. We hypothesized that rates of increasing brucellosis would be better related to the frequency of large groups than mean group size [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1890/ES14-00181.1
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