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Climatic similarity and biological exchange in the worldwide airline transportation network

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Recent increases in the rates of biological invasion and spread of infectious diseases have been linked to the continued expansion of the worldwide airline transportation network (WAN). Here, the global structure of the WAN is analysed in terms of climatic similarity to illuminate the risk of deliberate or accidental movements of climatically sensitive organisms around the world. From over 44 000 flight routes, we show, for each month of an average year, (i) those scheduled routes that link t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspb.2007.0148

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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya"
Research group:
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
Department:
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group,Centre for Geographic Medicine
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya"
Research group:
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
Department:
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group,Centre for Geographic Medicine
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Funding agency for:
Tatem, A
Grant:
079091
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Funding agency for:
Hay, S
Grant:
079091
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B Journal website
Volume:
274
Issue:
1617
Pages:
1489-1496
Publication date:
2007-06-01
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EISSN:
1471-2945
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:2729
Deposit date:
2009-03-24

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