Mule deer spatial association patterns and potential implications for transmission of an epizootic disease

Abstract

Animal social behaviour can have important effects on the long-term dynamics of diseases. In particular, preferential spatial relationships between individuals can lead to differences in the rates of disease spread within a population. We examined the concurrent influence of genetic relatedness, sex, age, home range overlap, time of year, and prion disease… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175385

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