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Special issue on Simulation with Cellular Automata

Jarosław Wąs, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis
2016 Simulation (San Diego, Calif.)  
The third paper, entitled ''The Spatial Reproduction Number in a Cellular Automaton Model for Vector-Borne Diseases Applied to the Transmission of Chagas Disease,'' is co-authored by Baki Cissé, Samira  ...  It refers to modeling of spatial changes in the basic reproduction number for vector-borne diseases.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0037549716629473 fatcat:5buhd7wp4zdulhxljxe4zfqyie

Simulating Population Genetics of Pathogen Vectors in Changing Landscapes: Guidelines and Application with Triatoma brasiliensis

Francois Rebaudo, Jane Costa, Carlos E. Almeida, Jean-Francois Silvain, Myriam Harry, Olivier Dangles, Philippe Solano
2014 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases  
Methodology/Principal Findings: We first present guidelines for the use of a spatially explicit IBM, to simulate population genetics of pathogen vectors in changing landscapes.  ...  Understanding the mechanisms that influence the population dynamics and spatial genetic structure of the vectors of pathogens infecting humans is a central issue in tropical epidemiology.  ...  We applied this modeling framework to Triatoma brasiliensis, vector of the pathogen Trypanosoma cruzi responsible for the Chagas disease, in the semi-arid Northeastern Brazil.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003068 pmid:25102068 pmcid:PMC4125301 fatcat:v7j5k6pbtnf6ppk3jaayxx4sv4

Evaluation of Spatially Targeted Strategies to Control Non-Domiciliated Triatoma dimidiata Vector of Chagas Disease

Corentin Barbu, Eric Dumonteil, Sébastien Gourbière, Ricardo E. Gürtler
2011 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases  
Chagas disease is a major neglected tropical disease with deep socio-economical effects throughout Central and South America.  ...  Five different control strategies were then applied in concentric rings to mimic spatial design targeting the periphery of the village, where vectors were most abundant.  ...  Acknowledgments Proofreading of English by Katerina Montaniel is deeply appreciated. Author Contributions Conceived and designed the experiments: CB ED SG. Performed the experiments: CB.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001045 pmid:21610862 pmcid:PMC3096612 fatcat:qkpul6ml45anln7bwcfxeyjidu

Agent-based mathematical modeling as a tool for estimating Trypanosoma cruzi vector–host contact rates

Kamuela E. Yong, Anuj Mubayi, Christopher M. Kribs
2015 Acta Tropica  
The contact rates, which represent bites, 9 are required to estimate transmission coefficients, which can be applied to models of infection 10 dynamics.  ...  . 7 The goal of this study is to quantify the rate of contacts between different host and vector species 8 native to Texas using an agent-based model framework.  ...  A group of French researchers [2, 44] used a spatially explicit cellular automaton model with discrete individuals to study spatial infestation patterns of a Mexican rural village by the T. cruzi vector  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.06.025 pmid:26215127 fatcat:r7wjzvjdczfh5jjcbodr3htmva

Schedule and abstract book for the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics

2013 2013 Conference Abstracts: Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics   unpublished
Collection of abstracts from the fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics.  ...  Plenary speaker: Mariel Vazquez, Associate Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University. Featured speaker: Andrew Liebhold, Research Entomologist for the USDA Forest Service.  ...  A Cellular Automaton (CA) simulates the spatially explicit spread of ants on a grid.  ... 
doi:10.7290/aurcibm05 fatcat:rqu5awfg3zhbheht5z23mch22e