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Policy Resistance Undermines Superspreader Vaccination Strategies For Influenza
(Public Library of Science, 2013-03-01)
Theoretical models of infection spread on networks predict that targeting vaccination at individuals with a very large number of contacts (superspreaders) can reduce infection incidence by a significant margin. These models ...
Carrot Or Stick? Modelling How Landowner Behavioural Responses Can Cause Incentive-Based Forest Governance To Backfire
(Public Library of Science, 2013-10-30)
Mitigating the negative impacts of declining worldwide forest cover remains a significant socio-ecological challenge, due to the dominant role of human decision-making. Here we use a Markov chain model of land-use dynamics ...
Outlook On A Worldwide Forest Transition
(Public Library of Science, 2013-10-09)
It is not clear whether a worldwide "forest transition" to net reforestation will ever occur, and the need to address the main driver-agriculture-is compelling. We present a mathematical model of land use dynamics based ...
Coevolution Of Risk Perception, Sexual Behaviour, And Hiv Transmission In An Agent-Based Model
Risk perception shapes individual behaviour, and is in turn shaped by the consequences of that behaviour. Here we explore this dynamics in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) spread. We construct a simplified ...
Assessing The Pandemic Potential Of Mers-Cov
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Comparing Influenza Vaccine Efficacy Against Mismatched And Matched Strains: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis
(BioMed Central, 2013-06-25)
Background: Influenza vaccines are most effective when the antigens in the vaccine match those of circulating strains. However, antigens contained in the vaccines do not always match circulating strains. In the present ...
The Impact Of Human-Environment Interactions On The Stability Of Forest-Grassland Mosaic Ecosystems
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-09-19)
Forest-grassland mosaic ecosystems can exhibit alternative stables states, whereby under the same environmental conditions, the ecosystem could equally well reside either in one state or another, depending on the initial ...