Eleftherios Meletis performed an STSM in the frame of COST action SOUND- Control addressing output-based comparision of surveillance programmes using network fitting.
Jonas Brock won the first price for young presenters at the International DACh-Meeting of DVG in Freising (Germany) for the talk "Modellierung des regionalen BVD-Überwachungsprogramms in Sachsen-Anhalt" co-authored by Tierseuchenkasse (Alexandra Koch), Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz Sachsen-Anhalt (Robert V. House, Miriam Linder, Kerstin Albrecht, Benno Ewert) & EcoEpi.
With the talk "BVD in Sachsen-Anhalt. Simulation des Rinderhandels-Netzwerks" Martin Lange presented the first livestock model driven by trading network synthesising trade patterns as in HIT transport database.
EcoEpi received the UFZ Knowledge Transfer Award 2018 for smart knowledge-driven models applied to emergency problems of European Animal Health decisions.
Deborah Wolf, defended her Master Thesis "Individual based modelling to understand local emergency measures against African swine fever using combinations of separation by fences and intensive hunting buffers" at the University of Rennes 1, France using a spatially explicit simulation model developed in NetLogo while at EcoEpi.
EcoEpi invited in an expert hearing by the Saxonian Landtag on intensified management of wild boar as response to the African swine fever virus invading European landscapes „Gesetz zur Änderung des Sächsischen Jagdgesetzes“.
EcoEpi research in media. German broadcast provided a science feature about research on decision making in parasitised barbery plants (Berberis vulgaris) published in 2014 (Meyer et al. Am Nat. 183: 376-383)