Epidemiological surveillance of tick populations: A model to predict the colonization success of Ixodes ricinus (Acari:Ixodidae)

@inproceedings{EstradaPefia1997EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological surveillance of tick populations: A model to predict the colonization success of Ixodes ricinus (Acari:Ixodidae)},
  author={Agustin Estrada-Pefia},
  year={1997}
}
A model that predicts the habitat avail- ability for permanent populations of the tick Ixodes ricinus has been developed and applied to Spain. The model is based on the fuzzy logic rules and has a spatial resolution of about 4 km. Six long-term climate variables, which cover temperature and rainfall factors, drive the model by assigning the expected probability to find stable tick populations. Because the high accuracy of this inference tool, it could be used to map favourable sites for this… CONTINUE READING

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