Anthrax outbreaks and weather extremes: a discussion on analyzing a 44-year time series in Namibia

Late lunch talk by Wendy Turner

Anthrax is a seasonally occurring infectious disease affecting primarily herbivorous wildlife and livestock. The seasonality and frequency of anthrax outbreaks varies among locations, making it difficult to find commonality in the ecology of this disease. I would like to initiate a collaborative project here at the CEES using a 44-year data series on anthrax cases in Etosha National Park, Namibia, with the goal to evaluate weather and environmental correlates with anthrax outbreaks. This talk will introduce the system, the types of questions I’d like to address, and the available data sets. From this talk I hope to find collaborators who would like to work together this fall on this analysis and the resulting manuscript.

Published June 14, 2012 12:04 PM - Last modified June 15, 2012 11:37 AM