Data Set Citation:
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NCEAS 12094: Swaddle: Testing the importance of ecological theory in predicting human disease: Does avian diversity and community structure predict the incidence of human West Nile virus infection? , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Swaddle J. 2008.
Avian community structure and incidence of human West Nile infection
nceas.929.6 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.929.6/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Avian community structure and incidence of human West Nile infection
Identifier:nceas.929
Abstract:
Metrics of avian community structure and human incidence of West Nile infection for select counties in the eastern US. Data are available from 1998 and 2002.
Publication Date:2008-05-21
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:SwaddleWestNile.txt ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 12094: Swaddle: Testing the importance of ecological theory in predicting human disease: Does avian diversity and community structure predict the incidence of human West Nile virus infection?
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: John Swaddle
Organization:College of William and Mary
Address:
Biology Department Millington Hall,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795 USA
Phone:
757 221 2231 (voice)
Email Address:
jpswad@wm.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: John Swaddle
Organization:College of William and Mary
Address:
Biology Department Millington Hall,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795 USA
Phone:
757 221 2231 (voice)
Email Address:
jpswad@wm.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: John Swaddle
Metadata Providers:
Individual: John Swaddle

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:130 counties in the eastern US
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -91.9167  degrees
East:  -80.1833  degrees
North:  46.5333  degrees
South:  25.4333  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1998
End:
2002
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:Aves

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Relating avian community structure to human West Nile infection

See detailed methods in Swaddle JP, Calos SE (2008) Increased Avian Diversity Is Associated with Lower Incidence of Human West Nile Infection: Observation of the Dilution Effect. PLoS ONE 3(6): e2488 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002488

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002488

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File