Identification

Name

Automata

Contact people
(1) Shawn Laffan, Associate Professor, shawn.laffan@unsw.edu.au
Created

2013-06-21 21:22:05+00:00

Modified

2016-04-06 14:07:02.576116+00:00

Overview

Types
(1) Disease Dynamics
Overview

A two-species geographical-automata developed from a cellular automata with probabilistic inter-herd-distance dependent transmission. This model is particularly suited to FMD in
wild animals or situations where flocks or herds are widely dispersed, as it focuses on spatial herd location and allows for implicit herd movement. It may be extend to multiple species in the future.

Purpose

Forecasting

Goals
(1) Consequence management
(2) Early detection
Based on
Simulation type
(1) Compartmental
Methods
(1) Compartments/SEIR
Documents
(1) Document Ward MP, Laffan SW, Highfield LD: The potential role of wild and feral animals as reservoirs of … (2007)
Notes
(2) Document Doran RJ, Laffan SW: Simulating the spatial dynamics of Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks in fera… (2005)
Notes

Application

Diseases
(1) Foot-and-mouth disease
Locations
(1) Location United States of America
Status
(2) Location Australia
Status
(3) Location Texas
Status

Utility and readiness

Readiness

Under development

Organizations
(1) Organization Texas A&M University (TAMU)
Role
(2) Organization University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Role
Verification & validation notes

The theoretical approach has not been validated or verified.

Availability

Input

Input datasets
(1) Name 2004 Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Data
Category Established Databases
Subject
URL http://www.nass.usda.gov/
Notes
(2) Name Ecological Site Information
Category Established Databases
Subject Environment: Geography
URL https://esis.sc.egov.usda.gov/about.aspx
Notes
(3) Name Land-use data and ecological site carrying capacity
Category Personal Communication
Subject Environment: Land Use
URL
Notes Data are from expert opinion