Interdisciplinary research in the ecology of vector-borne diseases: opportunities and needs.

@article{Moore2008InterdisciplinaryRI,
  title={Interdisciplinary research in the ecology of vector-borne diseases: opportunities and needs.},
  author={Chester G. Moore},
  journal={Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={218-24}
}
In addition to their importance to human and animal health, vector-borne diseases are fascinating systems to study. The involvement of multiple species whose biologies and life cycles cover differing space and time scales makes it extremely difficult to predict epidemics. A single environmental factor may have opposite impacts on the system at different points in time. Patchiness at different geographical scales may have very different causes, so it is important to identify the proper scale for… CONTINUE READING

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