New paper on host-parasite models

March 28, 2016

MarkCherieKate LangwigMarm KilpatrickHamish McCallum, published a new paper titled Integral Projection Models for host-parasite systems with an application to amphibian chytrid fungus that discusses how to use Integral Projection Models to model host-parasite systems. In a nutshell, these types of models bridge the gap between micro and macroparasite models and allow one to explicitly model the distribution of parasite loads across hosts in a population, allowing for a more accurate understanding of host-parasite dynamics.