HICAM Project 6 - Local and global tick models under climate projections

Project within the HI-CAM initiative of the Helmholtz Alliance. EcoEpi is developing a spatially-explicit, small scale metapoluation model to represent tick dynamics dependent on micro-climatic and landuse parameters. The work is accompanied by large-scale habitat modelling through collaboration with Katharina Brugger at the Vet Uni Vienna.

The results are summarized in

Nolzen et al. Model-based extrapolation of ecological systems under future climate scenarios: The example of Ixodes ricinus ticks. PLOS One. (in press)

EcoEpi HICAM - predicted tick density under climate model projections