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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Perspective

Ecologic Niche Modeling and Spatial Patterns of Disease Transmission

A. Townsend Peterson*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Hypothetical example of a species’ known occurrences (circles) and inferences from that information. The middle panel shows the pattern that would result from a surface-fitting or smoothing algorithm, and the bottom panel shows the ability of ecologic niche modeling approaches to detect unknown patterns in biologic phenomena based on the relationship between known occurrences and spatial patterns in environmental parameters. GIS, geographic information system.

Figure. Hypothetical example of a species’ known occurrences (circles) and inferences from that information. The middle panel shows the pattern that would result from a surface-fitting or smoothing algorithm, and the bottom panel shows the ability of ecologic niche modeling approaches to detect unknown patterns in biologic phenomena based on the relationship between known occurrences and spatial patterns in environmental parameters. GIS, geographic information system.

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