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- 2Lewis, Mark A.
- 2Merrill, Evelyn
- 2Potapov, Alex
- 2Pybus, Margo
- 1Bloomfield, Michael Irwin.
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We develop a model of CWD management by nonselective deer harvest, currently the most feasible approach available for managing CWD in wild populations. We use the model to explore the effects of 6 common harvest strategies on disease prevalence and to identify potential optimal harvest policies...
Empirical estimation of R0 for unknown transmission functions: The case of chronic wasting disease in AlbertaDownload
We consider the problem of estimating the basic reproduction number R0 from data on prevalence dynamics at the beginning of a disease outbreak. We derive discrete and continuous time models, some coefficients of which are to be fitted from data. We show that prevalence of the disease is...
Landscape Ecology of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and White-tailed Deer (O. virginianus) with Implications for Chronic Wasting DiseaseDownload
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal prion disease of cervids that continues to spread into new regions of Canada despite containment efforts. I examine the importance of landscape connectivity using circuit theory and source/sink habitats that are based on selection, survival and...
Reproduction and transmission of the winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus (Packard) in central AlbertaDownload
Masters thesis. A two part study, involving a field and laboratory component, was developed to provide information on the reproductive performance and transmission of D. albipictus under field conditions and relate this information to the die-off of moose in Alberta.
Masters thesis. Examines relationship between moose browsing and willow growth on a moose winter range.
Masters thesis. Mountain caribou studied from September 1975 to December 1977 from both population and phytosociological viewpoints. // "The Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division and Northwood are gratefully acknowledged for their assistance" -- p. viii.
The life cycle and systematics of Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei (Nematoda: Metastrongyloidea), a a parasite of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus), with special reference to the molluscan intermediate hostDownload
Doctoral thesis. Study area was within a 9 km radius of Jasper townsite.