Differentiation of springtime vegetation indices associated with summer anthrax epizootics in west Texas, USA, deer.

@article{Blackburn2013DifferentiationOS,
  title={Differentiation of springtime vegetation indices associated with summer anthrax epizootics in west Texas, USA, deer.},
  author={Jason K. Blackburn and Douglas G. Goodin},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={699-703}
}
Anthrax outbreaks in white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, are frequent in west Texas, USA, particularly across the Edwards Plateau. However, the outbreak severity varies among years. We summarize the outbreak history in white-tailed deer at a ranch north of Del Rio, Texas, from 2001 to 2010 and compare mortality rates to remotely sensed vegetation indices derived from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer satellite data. It has long been posited that the occurrence of mid- to high… CONTINUE READING