Spatial heterogeneity, social structure and disease dynamics of animal populations.

@article{Gudelj2004SpatialHS,
  title={Spatial heterogeneity, social structure and disease dynamics of animal populations.},
  author={I Gudelj and Katrin A. Jane White},
  journal={Theoretical population biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={139-49}
}
Social groupings, population dynamics and population movements of animals all give rise to spatio-temporal variations in population levels. These variations may be of crucial importance when considering the spread of infectious diseases since infection levels do not increase unless there is a sufficient pool of susceptible individuals. This paper explores the impact of social groupings on the potential for an endemic disease to develop in a spatially explicit model system. Analysis of the model… CONTINUE READING