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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Modelling the potential distribution of ticks in China: past trends and future changes

College of Environment Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
College of Environment Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430070, China, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford OX10 8BB, UK, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
ticks potential distribution climate change land use change MaxEnt China

Abstract

Ticks are known as vectors of various pathogens causing zoonotic diseases, such as Lyme borreliosis, tick-borne encephalitis, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. While China is known to have recorded more than 100 tick species over the country, knowledge of the pattern and determinants of ticks’ potential distribution under climate change remains very limited, hindering the development of preventing and controlling the risk of tick-borne diseases.

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