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Modelling climatic suitability and dispersal for disease vectors : the example of a phlebotomine sandfly in Europe

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Fischer, Dominik ; Thomas, Stephanie ; Beierkuhnlein, Carl:
Modelling climatic suitability and dispersal for disease vectors : the example of a phlebotomine sandfly in Europe.
In: Procedia Environmental Sciences. Vol. 7 (2011) . - pp. 164-169.
ISSN 1878-0296

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Climate change is thought to assist spreading vector-borne diseases. During the last years, ecological niche modellinghas been increasingly applied to predict the current distribution of disease vectors and their potential responses toclimate change. However, sandflies and their transmitted diseases are only scarcely investigated via niche modelling.Here, we propose a methodological approach to combine specific dispersal pathways for a sandfly species(Phlebotomus perniciosus) with the shifting climatic niche in the face of climate change. Current climatic suitabilityfor the species was determined. Future projection is based on data of a regional climate change model. We defined acost-surface assigned by the changing climatic suitability and expert knowledge on species dispersal ability. Thederived travel costs correspond to the effort for the species to move across the landscape to climatically suitablehabitats. In future steps, least-cost paths will be calculated for this and further sandfly species with assumed spreadingtendencies to Central Europe in the 21st century. Challenges are the integration of wind speed and biotic interactions.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Additional notes: BAYCEER97642
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography > Chair Biogeography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 12:10
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/12775