WP3 Vector Competence

 Work Package led by University of Zaragoza

 

Objective:

 

To collate, integrate and format vector data for WP1 and WP2 for Europe and produce a new set of environmental descriptors for habitat assessment for vector presence.

Expected distribution of tick species Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Blue represents the lowest suitability (i.e. absence) and yellow the maximum suitability

Expected distribution of tick species Ixodes ricinus. Blue represents the lowest suitability (i.e. absence) and yellow the maximum suitability

Predicted distribution of tick species

The collection of data regarding vectors and hosts, together with the maps, are available in a public repository via DRYAD. Data includes: environmental variables, coordinate of hosts, coordinates of ticks (with host records) and maps of predicted distribution of hosts and ticks. All these data, including the raw coordinates (some 11 millions records) and the maps are available via the direct link :

 

<http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.2h3f2.2>

Please be aware that data should only be used according to the DRYAD terms of service: http://datadryad.org/pages/policies

Further information can be found in:

 

Estrada-Peña A, de la Fuente J (2016) Species interactions in occurrence data for a community of tick-transmitted pathogens. Scientific Data 3: 160056. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.56

The spatial assessment of the vulnerability by arthropods and transmitted pathogens to domestic ruminants. Arthropods include ticks and midges, and estimations were obtained from models of distribution. Data on ruminant density were obtained from the FAO's gridded ruminant density in the World.

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