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.
Jonas Brock starts his PhD at EcoEpi. Funded by the Irish Gouvernement, potential management options of the Irish Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) control programme are assessed. The version 2.0 of EcoEpi's FarmNet model will be developed as technical backbone.
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 invited to stakeholder workshop at the European Medicines Agency dedicated to approaches regarding the relevance of field trials in future vaccine applications.
Scientific Report released to EFSA. Simulation-based investigation of ASF spread and control in wild life without consideration of human non-compliance to biosecurity: European Commission requested its Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to update recommendations for control of African Swine Fever in wild boar. EcoEpi delivered the report detailing respective simulations and cnclusions as secondary document to the final EFSA report.
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)
Laura Meier submitted Master Thesis at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburgs: Ecological Modelling of African Swine Fever Transmission: Upscaling Experimental Data to Understand the Role of Virulence in Population Level Persistence