WP 2: Parasite transmission models
The overall objective of WP 2 is to assemble, run and validate process-based transmission models of the major helminth species in order to support future control strategies for Europe under climate change scenarios. In order to attain the overall objective, we will
- estimate key parameters for transmission and economic models using systematic review and experimental suties of the effects of climate on environmental stateges;
- refine the models by taking into account projected changess in grass growth and farm management patterns in Europe and parasatie adaptation through trait evolution;
- construct temporal models of parasite transmission that use these data to predict the seasonality and pressure of infection in grazing livestock;
- investigate strategic control options under climate change scenarios linking to WP 4;
- and validate predictions by incorporating data from new diagnostic tests in WP 1.
This work package involves scientists from 10 research institutes: University of Bristol (WP 2 leader), University of Liverpool (WP 2 Vice leader), Ghent University, Free University of Berlin, Moredun Research Institute, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Teagasc, University College Dublin, University of Naples and the University of Zürich