Landscape structure influences continental distribution of hantavirus in deer mice

  title={Landscape structure influences continental distribution of hantavirus in deer mice},
  author={J. Langlois and L. Fahrig and G. Merriam and H. Artsob},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  • J. Langlois, L. Fahrig, +1 author H. Artsob
  • Published 2004
  • Geography
  • Landscape Ecology
  • We hypothesized that landscape structure affects movement of individuals through the landscape, which affects the rate and pattern of disease transmission. Based on this hypothesis, we predicted a relationship between landscape structure and disease incidence in spatially structured populations. We tested this prediction for hantavirus incidence in deer mice (Penomysens moniculatus), using a novel index of habitat fragmentation for transect data. A series of four stepwise logistic regression… CONTINUE READING
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