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Modeling, Inference and Devil Facial Tumor Disease

Charles Knadler

The 2010 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 10)
Ottawa, Canada, July 11-14, 2010


Submitted for the M&S Applications, Ecological and Environmental Systems Track

An SI (susceptible/infected) model of spread of devil facial tumor disease in Tasmania is parameterized and used to evaluate hypotheses suggested to explain observed changes in Tasmanian devil life history.

This paper focuses primarily on the approaches used to develop and parameterize the model.

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