A Townsend Peterson

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Affiliation: University of Kansas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Time-specific ecological niche modeling predicts spatial dynamics of vector insects and human dengue cases
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:647-55. 2005
  2. pmc Ecologic niche modeling and spatial patterns of disease transmission
    A Townsend Peterson
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1822-6. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Potential distribution of two species in the medically important Anopheles minimus complex (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Desmond H Foley
    Department of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:852-60. 2008
  4. pmc Ecology and geography of plague transmission areas in northeastern Brazil
    John Giles
    Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e925. 2011
  5. pmc Improving methods for reporting spatial epidemiologic data
    A Townsend Peterson
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1335-6; author reply 1336-7. 2008
  6. pmc The critical role of permanent voucher specimens of hosts and vectors in public health and epidemiology
    A Townsend Peterson
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:341-2. 2010
  7. pmc Phylogenetic assessment of filoviruses: how many lineages of Marburg virus?
    A Townsend Peterson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas, 66045
    Ecol Evol 2:1826-33. 2012
  8. pmc Effects of georeferencing effort on mapping monkeypox case distributions and transmission risk
    R Ryan Lash
    Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, U, S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:23. 2012
  9. pmc Geographic distribution and ecological niche of plague in sub-Saharan Africa
    Simon B Neerinckx
    Department of Biology, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 7:54. 2008
  10. pmc Shifting suitability for malaria vectors across Africa with warming climates
    A Townsend Peterson
    Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:59. 2009

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Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Time-specific ecological niche modeling predicts spatial dynamics of vector insects and human dengue cases
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:647-55. 2005
    ..This approach provides new potential for optimizing use of resources for disease prevention and remediation via automated forecasting of disease transmission risk...
  2. pmc Ecologic niche modeling and spatial patterns of disease transmission
    A Townsend Peterson
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1822-6. 2006
    ..Potential applications and current frontiers and challenges are reviewed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Potential distribution of two species in the medically important Anopheles minimus complex (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Desmond H Foley
    Department of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:852-60. 2008
    ..Overall, model predictions offer a synthetic view of the distribution of this species complex across the landscapes of southern and eastern Asia...
  4. pmc Ecology and geography of plague transmission areas in northeastern Brazil
    John Giles
    Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e925. 2011
    ..Next steps in this line of research will require more detailed and specific examination of reservoir ecology and natural history...
  5. pmc Improving methods for reporting spatial epidemiologic data
    A Townsend Peterson
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1335-6; author reply 1336-7. 2008
  6. pmc The critical role of permanent voucher specimens of hosts and vectors in public health and epidemiology
    A Townsend Peterson
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:341-2. 2010
    ..As a routine part of the research process, voucher specimens should be deposited in an appropriate scientific collection, and catalog numbers reported in publications...
  7. pmc Phylogenetic assessment of filoviruses: how many lineages of Marburg virus?
    A Townsend Peterson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas, 66045
    Ecol Evol 2:1826-33. 2012
    ..Implications for understanding the transmission geography and host associations of these viruses are discussed...
  8. pmc Effects of georeferencing effort on mapping monkeypox case distributions and transmission risk
    R Ryan Lash
    Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, U, S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:23. 2012
    ..To illustrate the implications of these seemingly subtle improvements in data quality, we develop ecological niche models and predictive maps of monkeypox transmission risk based on each of the three occurrence data sets...
  9. pmc Geographic distribution and ecological niche of plague in sub-Saharan Africa
    Simon B Neerinckx
    Department of Biology, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 7:54. 2008
    ..In this study, we used human plague data from sub-Saharan Africa for 1970-2007 in an ecological niche modeling framework to explore the potential geographic distribution of plague and its ecological requirements across Africa...
  10. pmc Shifting suitability for malaria vectors across Africa with warming climates
    A Townsend Peterson
    Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:59. 2009
    ..Malaria is of great concern as a cause of human mortality and morbidity, particularly across Africa, thanks in large part to the presence there of a particularly competent suite of mosquito vector species...
  11. pmc Potential mammalian filovirus reservoirs
    A Townsend Peterson
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:2073-81. 2004
    ..Studying the remainder of these taxa may be a fruitful avenue for pursuing the identity of natural reservoirs of filoviruses...
  12. ncbi request reprint Migratory birds modeled as critical transport agents for West Nile Virus in North America
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas, Lawrence 66045, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 3:27-37. 2003
    ..Similar simulations of spread were used to predict extensions of the virus in the Western Hemisphere in coming years...
  13. pmc Influenza A virus infections in land birds, People's Republic of China
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1644-6. 2008
    ..Influenza A infection was found, particularly among migratory species. Surveillance programs for monitoring spread of these viruses need to be redesigned...
  14. ncbi request reprint Geographic potential for outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66047, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:9-15. 2006
    ..Overall, results demonstrate that ecologic niche modeling can be a powerful tool in understanding geographic distributions of species and other biologic phenomena such as zoonotic disease transmission from natural reservoir populations...
  15. pmc Shifting global invasive potential of European plants with climate change
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2441. 2008
    ..The shifts and changes identified in this study suggest strongly that biological communities will see dramatic reorganizations in coming decades owing to shifting invasive potential by nonnative species...
  16. pmc Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza: entry pathways into North America via bird migration
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e261. 2007
    ..e., western Alaska), but the other groups have quite different movement patterns, which would suggest the importance of H5N1 monitoring along the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts of North America...
  17. doi request reprint Biogeography of diseases: a framework for analysis
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum, Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 95:483-91. 2008
    ..The ways in which these differences may influence disease transmission geography are complex; I illustrate their effects by means of worked examples regarding West Nile Virus, plague, filoviruses, and yellow fever...
  18. ncbi request reprint Ecological niche modelling and understanding the geography of disease transmission
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, United States of America
    Vet Ital 43:393-400. 2007
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  19. pmc Ecologic and geographic distribution of filovirus disease
    A Townsend Peterson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:40-7. 2004
    ..This first large-scale ecologic analysis provides a framework for a more informed search for taxa that could constitute the natural reservoir for this virus family...
  20. ncbi request reprint Lutzomyia vectors for cutaneous leishmaniasis in Southern Brazil: ecological niche models, predicted geographic distributions, and climate change effects
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Int J Parasitol 33:919-31. 2003
    ..More generally, this technique offers the possibility of new views into the distributional ecology of disease, vector, and reservoir species...
  21. ncbi request reprint Using epidemiological survey data to infer geographic distributions of leishmaniasis vector species
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 37:10-4. 2004
    ..The technique, when tested based on independent occurrence data, yielded highly significant predictions of species' distributions; minimum sample sizes for effective predictions were around 40 municipalities...
  22. doi request reprint A prototype forecasting system for bird-borne disease spread in North America based on migratory bird movements
    A Townsend Peterson
    Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Epidemics 1:240-9. 2009
    ..We identify key next steps towards improved forecasting of spread patterns of bird-borne pathogens in North America, which will require substantial improvements in knowledge of the geography of bird migration...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ecological niche conservatism and Pleistocene refugia in the Thrush-like Mourner, Schiffornis sp., in the neotropics
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Evolution 62:173-83. 2008
    ..As such, patterns of differentiation and speciation in this complex are consistent with Pleistocene climate and geography, although further testing will be necessary to establish dates of origin firmly and unambiguously...
  24. ncbi request reprint Predicting the geography of species' invasions via ecological niche modeling
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum, Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Q Rev Biol 78:419-33. 2003
    ..Hence, although the entire invasion process is indeed complex, the geographic course that invasions are able to take can be anticipated with considerable confidence...
  25. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus survey of birds and mosquitoes in the Dominican Republic
    Oliver Komar
    University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:120-6. 2005
    ..These data suggest that an unidentified flavivirus, as well as WNV, is active in the Dominican Republic...
  26. pmc Range-wide determinants of plague distribution in North America
    Sean P Maher
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:736-42. 2010
    ..The "plague niche" is likely driven by ecological requirements of vector flea species...
  27. ncbi request reprint Climate change effects on plague and tularemia in the United States
    Yoshinori Nakazawa
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:529-40. 2007
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  28. ncbi request reprint Predictable ecology and geography of West Nile virus transmission in the central United States
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA
    J Vector Ecol 33:342-52. 2008
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  29. doi request reprint Avian Influenza infections in nonmigrant land birds in Andean Peru
    Richard A J Williams
    Biodiversity Institute, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    J Wildl Dis 48:910-7. 2012
    ..Surveillance programs for monitoring spread and identification of AIV should thus not focus solely on water birds...
  30. ncbi request reprint Future projections for Mexican faunas under global climate change scenarios
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Nature 416:626-9. 2002
    ..Although extinctions and drastic range reductions are predicted to be relatively few, species turnover in some local communities is predicted to be high (>40% of species), suggesting that severe ecological perturbations may result...
  31. pmc Ecology and geography of avian influenza (HPAI H5N1) transmission in the Middle East and northeastern Africa
    Richard A J Williams
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:47. 2009
    ..Predictive challenges included a variety of spatial stratification schemes in which models were challenged to predict case distributions in broadly unsampled areas...
  32. pmc Ecologic niche modeling and potential reservoirs for Chagas disease, Mexico
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museaum, University of KansasLawrence, 66045, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:662-7. 2002
    ..This approach may help in identifying Chagas disease risk areas, planning vector-control strategies, and exploring parasite-reservoir associations for other emerging diseases...
  33. doi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of flowerpeckers (Aves: Dicaeidae): novel insights into the evolution of a tropical passerine clade
    Arpád S Nyári
    The University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute, Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 53:613-9. 2009
    ..Taxonomically, generic allocations may need to be changed to reflect historical relationships better...
  34. pmc West Nile virus transmission in resident birds, Dominican Republic
    Oliver Komar
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045 7561, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1299-302. 2003
  35. doi request reprint Predictable ecology and geography of avian influenza (H5N1) transmission in Nigeria and West Africa
    Richard A J Williams
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:471-9. 2008
    ..Considerable additional work is needed to establish how these differences affect HP-H5N1 transmission...
  36. ncbi request reprint Monitoring biodiversity loss with primary species-occurrence data: toward national-level indicators for the 2010 target of the convention on biological diversity
    Jorge Soberon
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence 66045, USA
    Ambio 38:29-34. 2009
    ..This method can be implemented by developing countries, given increasing availability of data and the open and well-documented nature of the techniques required...
  37. ncbi request reprint Continent-wide association of H5N1 outbreaks in wild and domestic birds in Europe
    Richard A J Williams
    Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Geospat Health 5:247-53. 2011
    ..We thus could not document distinct ecological niches for H5N1 occurrences in different host groups and conclude that the transmission cycles are broadly interwoven...
  38. pmc Ecological niche modeling of Francisella tularensis subspecies and clades in the United States
    Yoshinori Nakazawa
    University of Kansas, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045 7163, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:912-8. 2010
    ..A1 and A2 are ecologically distinct, supporting the previously observed geographic division, whereas ecological niches for types A and B overlapped notably but A1a and A1b displayed no appreciable differences in their ecological niches...
  39. doi request reprint Molecular systematics and evolution of the Cyanocorax jays
    Elisa Bonaccorso
    Museo de Zoología de Vertebrados QCAZ, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Av 12 de Octubre 1076, Quito, Ecuador, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:897-909. 2010
    ..Although multiple taxonomic arrangements are possible, recommendations are for recognizing only one genus, Cyanocorax, with Psilorhinus and Calocitta as synonyms...
  40. pmc Comparative analysis of remotely-sensed data products via ecological niche modeling of avian influenza case occurrences in Middle Eastern poultry
    Sarah Bodbyl-Roels
    Biodiversity Institute and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 USA
    Int J Health Geogr 10:21. 2011
    ..The extent to which ecological niche models reflect real-world distributions depends on a number of factors, but an obvious concern is the quality and content of the environmental data layers...
  41. doi request reprint Geographic variation in the community structure of lice on western scrub-jays
    Sarah E Bush
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    J Parasitol 95:10-3. 2009
    ..was found largely on the californica host subspecies group. We suggest that differential tolerance to arid conditions and interspecific competition has led to the restricted geographic distributions of these 2 species of lice...
  42. doi request reprint Calibrating divergence times on species trees versus gene trees: implications for speciation history of Aphelocoma jays
    John E McCormack
    Museum of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Evolution 65:184-202. 2011
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  43. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary history of woodpeckers and allies (Aves: Picidae): placing key taxa on the phylogenetic tree
    Brett W Benz
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:389-99. 2006
    ..micromegas and the true woodpeckers presents the possibility of a New World origin for the Picinae...
  44. ncbi request reprint Leishmaniasis transmission: distribution and coarse-resolution ecology of two vectors and two parasites in Egypt
    Abdallah M Samy
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, LawrenceKansas, USA, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 47:57-62. 2014
    ..As a consequence, leishmaniasis has become a particularly difficult health problem, both for local inhabitants and for multinational military personnel...
  45. pmc A tale of four "carp": invasion potential and ecological niche modeling
    Shannon C DeVaney
    The University of Kansas, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, Lawrence, KS, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e5451. 2009
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  46. pmc The use of ecological niche modeling to infer potential risk areas of snakebite in the mexican state of veracruz
    Carlos Yáñez-Arenas
    Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e100957. 2014
    ..We tested several hypotheses to explain snakebite incidence, through the construction of models incorporating both environmental suitability and socioeconomic variables in Veracruz, Mexico...
  47. ncbi request reprint A multilocus phylogeny of New World jay genera
    Elisa Bonaccorso
    Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Kansas, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:467-76. 2007
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  48. pmc Modeling current and future potential wintering distributions of eastern North American monarch butterflies
    Karen Oberhauser
    Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14063-8. 2003
    ..This study applies ENM to understanding the seasonal dynamics of a migratory species under climate change, and uses ENM to identify key limiting environmental parameters in species' responses to climate change...
  49. ncbi request reprint Extinction risk from climate change
    Chris D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 427:145-8. 2004
    ..These estimates show the importance of rapid implementation of technologies to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for carbon sequestration...
  50. ncbi request reprint Geographic and ecologic distributions of the Anopheles gambiae complex predicted using a genetic algorithm
    Rebecca S Levine
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:105-9. 2004
    ..gambiae sensu lato into Brazil was more likely that of A. gambiae sensu stricto or A. arabiensis...
  51. pmc Chagas disease in a domestic transmission cycle, southern Texas, USA
    Charles B Beard
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, 4770 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:103-5. 2003
    ..A serologic study was conducted on stray dogs, and an ecologic niche model was developed to predict areas where the vector Triatoma gerstaeckeri might be expected...
  52. ncbi request reprint Ecologic niche modeling and differentiation of populations of Triatoma brasiliensis neiva, 1911, the most important Chagas' disease vector in northeastern Brazil (hemiptera, reduviidae, triatominae)
    Jane Costa
    Entomology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:516-20. 2002
    ..Patterns of ecologic similarity matched patterns of molecular differentiation, suggesting that T. brasiliensis is a complex of distinct populations at various points in the process of speciation...
  53. pmc Biodiversity informatics: managing and applying primary biodiversity data
    Jorge Soberon
    Instituto de Ecologia, National University of Mexico and Comisión Nacional de Biodiversidad, Mexico, Periférico Insurgentes 4903, Tlalpan, 14010 DF, Mexico
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:689-98. 2004
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  54. pmc Evolution of seasonal ecological niches in the Passerina buntings (Aves: Cardinalidae)
    Enrique Martinez-Meyer
    Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, México D F 04510 México
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1151-7. 2004
    ..These results are consistent with hypotheses of (i) niche conservatism (in winter, at least) across a recently speciated lineage; and (ii) the derived state of the breeding (rather than winter) ecological niches of each species...
  55. ncbi request reprint An ecoregional classification for the state of Roraima, Brazil: the importance of landscape in malaria biology
    Maria Goreti Rosa-Freitas
    Laboratório de Transmissores de Hematozoários, Departamento de Entomologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:349-57. 2007
    ..For some areas, extension of these approaches to still-finer resolutions will provide an improved picture of malaria transmission patterns...
  56. ncbi request reprint Ecological niches in sequential generations of eastern North American monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Danaidae): the ecology of migration and likely climate change implications
    Rebecca V Batalden
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:1365-73. 2007
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  57. ncbi request reprint Global invasive potential of 10 parasitic witchweeds and related Orobanchaceae
    Kamal I Mohamed
    Department of Biology, Oswego State University of New York, NY 13126, USA
    Ambio 35:281-8. 2006
    ..The invasive potential of these species is considerable, with all tropical and subtropical countries, and most temperate countries, vulnerable to invasions by one or more of them...
  58. ncbi request reprint Niche differentiation and fine-scale projections for Argentine ants based on remotely sensed data
    Núria Roura-Pascual
    Department de Ciències Ambientals, Universitat de Girona, Catalonia, Spain
    Ecol Appl 16:1832-41. 2006
    ..Our comparisons support a picture of general conservatism of the species' ecological characteristics, in spite of distinct geographic and community contexts...
  59. ncbi request reprint Fine-scale predictions of distributions of Chagas disease vectors in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico
    Jorge López-Cárdenas
    Guanajuato State Public Health Laboratory, Medical Entomology Laboratory Secretaria de Salud del Estado de Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico
    J Med Entomol 42:1068-81. 2005
    ..6% indicate that 97,640 individuals are infected with T. cruzi at present, including 29,300 chronic cases...
  60. pmc Geographical potential of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile Mayr) in the face of global climate change
    Núria Roura-Pascual
    Departament de Ciències Ambientals, Universitat de Girona, Campus de Montilivi, 17071 Girona, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2527-35. 2004
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  61. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation coincides with geographic structure in the common bush-tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus) complex from Mexico
    Jaime Garcia-Moreno
    Max Planck Research Centre for Ornithology Vogelwarte Radolfzell Schlossalleé 2, D 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:186-96. 2004
    ..The long history of isolation undergone by each clade, as suggested by the phylogeny, implies that the species status of each of them should be revised...
  62. ncbi request reprint Distribution of members of Anopheles quadrimaculatus say s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) and implications for their roles in malaria transmission in the United States
    Rebecca S Levine
    Entomology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    J Med Entomol 41:607-13. 2004
    ..However, any or all the members of the complex may have been regionally important, particularly in areas of most intense transmission...
  63. pmc Ecologic niche modeling of Blastomyces dermatitidis in Wisconsin
    Kurt D Reed
    Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2034. 2008
    ..The ecology of this pathogen is poorly understood, in part because it has been extremely difficult to identify the niche(s) it occupies based on culture isolation of the organism from environmental samples...
  64. ncbi request reprint Museum collections and taxonomy
    Douglas Causey
    Science 305:1106-7. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint The need for proper vouchering in phylogenetic studies of birds
    A Townsend Peterson
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:1042-4. 2007