Modeling pathogen dispersal in marine fish and shellfish

Trends in Parasitology
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Bio-physical models are a useful tool for understanding dispersal and transmission of marine pathogens. While utilized for larval dispersal models, they are only recently being used in epidemiological studies and are currently underutilized by the marine epidemiology field. Bio-physical models are useful for spatial planning and coastal management. For example, they have been used for spatial planning of salmon farm site locations, and to establish early warning networks. Bio-physical modeling can be used to test hypotheses, rather than simply develop them. Model resolution and computation demands must be balanced when making decisions about model parameters. Epidemiological bio-physical models are in their infancy. While they have proven useful so far, future applications of these models can incorporate more aspects of disease dynamics and address many additional questions.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Modeling pathogen dispersal in marine fish and shellfish
Series title Trends in Parasitology
DOI 10.1016/
Volume 36
Issue 3
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 11 p.
First page 239
Last page 249
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