1:Introduction: current topics in the population biology of infectious diseases, John M. Drake, Michael Bonsall and Michael Strand
Section I: Theory of Population Biology
2:Heterogeneity, stochasticity and complexity in the dynamics and control of mosquito-borne pathogens, Robert C. Reiner Jr. and David L Smith
3:Seven challenges for spatial analyses of vector-borne diseases, T. Alex Perkins, Guido España, Sean M. Moore, Rachel J. Oidtman, Swarnali Sharma, Brajendra Singh, Amir S. Siraj, K. James Soda, Morgan Smith, Magdalene K. Walters and Edwin Michael
4:Infectious disease forecasting for public health, Stephen A Lauer, Alexandria C Brown and Nicholas G Reich
5:Force of infection and variation in outbreak size in a multi-species host-pathogen system: West Nile Virus in New York City, John M. Drake, Krisztian Magori, Kevin Knoblich, Sarah E. Bowden and Waheed I. Bajwa
Section II: Empirical Ecology
6:Environmental drivers of vector-borne diseases, Marta S. Shocket, Christopher B. Anderson, Jamie M. Caldwell, Marissa L. Childs, Lisa I. Couper, Songhee Han, Mallory J. Harris, Meghan E. Howard, Morgan P. Kain, Andrew J. MacDonald, Nicole Nova, and Erin A. Mordecai
7:Population biology of Culicoides-borne viruses of livestock in Europe, Simon Gubbins
8:Ecological interactions influencing the emergence, abundance and human exposure to tick-borne pathogens, Maria A. Diuk-Wasser, Maria Pilar Fernandez and Stephen Davis
9:Carry-over effects of the larval environment in mosquito-borne disease systems, Michelle V. Evans, Philip M. Newberry and Courtney C Murdock
10:Incorporating vector ecology and life history into disease transmission models: insights from tsetse (Glossina spp.), Sinead English, Antoine M. G. Barreaux, Michael B. Bonsall, John W. Hargrove, Matt J. Keeling, Kat S. Rock and Glyn A. Vale
Section III: Ecological Interactions
11:Mosquito- virus interactions, Christine M Reitmayer, Michelle V. Evans, Kerri L. Miazgowicz, Philip M. Newberry, Nicole Solano, Blanka Tesla and Courtney C. Murdock
12:Kindling, logs and coals: the dynamics of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas Disease, in Arequipa, Peru, Michael Z. Levy
13:Gut microbiome assembly and function in mosquitoes, Kerri L. Coon and Michael R. Strand
Section IV: Applications
14:Direct and indirect social drivers and impacts of vector borne diseases, Sadie J. Ryan, Catherine A. Lippi, Kevin L. Bardosh, Erika F. Frydenlund, Holly D. Gaff, Naveed Heydari, Anthony J. Wilson and Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra
15:Vector control, optimal control and vector-borne disease dynamics, Michael Bonsall
- Provides a comprehensive survey of vector-borne diseases, covering additional vectors and more recent disease outbreaks including Zika virus
- Discusses how environmental and anthropogenic changes drive vector-borne disease transmission
- Features diverse perspectives of multiple investigators from different disciplinary backgrounds, sectors, and geographic locations
Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases is the first comprehensive survey of this rapidly developing field. The chapter topics provide an up-to-date presentation of classical concepts, reviews of emerging trends, synthesis of existing knowledge, and a prospective agenda for future research. The contributions offer authoritative and international perspectives from leading thinkers in the field. The dynamics of vector-borne diseases are far more intrinsically ecological compared with their directly transmitted equivalents. The environmental dependence of ectotherm vectors means that vector-borne pathogens are acutely sensitive to changing environmental conditions. Although perennially important vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue have deeply informed our understanding of vector-borne diseases, recent emerging viruses such as West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, and Zika virus have generated new scientific questions and practical problems. The study of vector-borne disease has been a particularly rich source of ecological questions, while ecological theory has provided the conceptual tools for thinking about their evolution, transmission, and spatial extent.
Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate level students taking courses in vector biology, population ecology, evolutionary ecology, disease ecology, medical entomology, viral ecology/evolution, and parasitology, as well as providing a key reference for researchers across these fields.
Edited by John M. Drake, Professor and Associate Dean, Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, USA, Michael Bonsall, Professor of Mathematical Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK, and Michael Strand, H.M. Pulliam Chair, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, USA
John M. Drake is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Distinguished Research Professor of Ecology, and founding Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia, USA.
Michael Bonsall is Professor of Mathematical Biology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. He heads the Mathematical Ecology Research Group at the department, which undertakes cross-disciplinary research using mathematical approaches to explore novel and rewarding problems in ecology, evolution, health and economics.
Michael Strand is Professor at the Department of Entomology, University of Georgia USA. His research laboratory in the department investigates many areas under the broad umbrella of Insect Physiology.