Dolphin morbillivirus in the NW Atlantic, 2013 - 2014
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README.md

Dolphin-morbillivirus

The aim of this project was to model the spatiotemporal spread of dolphin morbillivirus amongst bottlenose dolphins in the Northwestern Atlantic, from 2013 - 2014. This repository inludes the final paper resulting from this project, the data used in all associated analysis, and the supplementary material.

Data files

'Historical_strandings_1989-2013.csv' contains the historical stranding data from 1989 - 2013.
* Stranding data were obtained from the NOAA MMHSRP National Stranding Database (accessed 23 May 2014 and 30 June 2014).
* Data cover the period 1989 - 2013 and from latitudes 27 - 42 N.
* "Latitude" represents the latitude band within which the stranding was observed (so latitude 27 corresponds to the band 27 - 28 N etc).
* Each row represents a unique common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) stranding, with information about the observed location and time indicated across the columns.


'UME_strandings_2013-2014.csv' contains the stranding data from the recent UME (2013 - 2014).
* Raw data were obtained from the NOAA MMHSRP National Stranding Database (accessed 23 May 2014 and 30 June 2014).
* Data cover the period 1989 - 2013 and from latitudes 27 - 42 N.
* Each cell represents the number of common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) strandings observed during the corresponding day (columns) and latitude band.
* Data cover a period of one year, starting 26th June 2013

Citation

Partially observed epidemics in wildlife hosts: modeling an outbreak of dolphin morbillivirus in the northwestern Atlantic, June 2013 - 2014', SE Morris, JL Zelner, DA Fauquier, TK Rowles, PE Rosel, F Gulland and BT Grenfell (2015) J. R. Soc. Interface 12: 20150676 (DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0676).

The paper and supplentary material can also be found on the journal website.