Spatially extended host-parasite interactions: the role of recovery and immunity
Webb, Steven D., Keeling, Matthew James and Boots, Mike. (2007) Spatially extended host-parasite interactions: the role of recovery and immunity. Theoretical Population Biology, Vol.71 (No.2). pp. 251-266. ISSN 0040-5809Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2006.07.010
Techniques for determining the long-term dynamics of host-parasite systems are well established for mixed populations. The field of spatial modelling in ecology is more recent but a number of key advances have been made. In this paper, we use state-of-the-art approximation techniques, supported by simulations, in order to investigate the role of recovery and immunity in spatially structured populations. Our approach is to use correlation models, namely pair-wise models, to capture the spatial relationships of contacts and interactions between individuals. We use the pair-wise framework to address a number of key ecological questions; including, the persistence of endemic limit cycles and regions of parasite-driven extinction-features which differentiate spatial from non-spatial models-and the effects on invasion fitness. We demonstrate a loss of limit cycle behaviour, in addition to an increase in the critical transmissibility and extinction thresholds, when recovery is included. This approach allows for a better analytical understanding of the dynamics of host-parasite interactions and demonstrates the importance of recovery and immunity in local interactions. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)
Faculty of Science > Mathematics
|Journal or Publication Title:||Theoretical Population Biology|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 251-266|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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