Hands-on computer exercise

For this module, work through the Host Heterogeneity app. Fill and submit the corresponding quiz sheet.

Topic discussion

  • Read the paper “Disease spread, susceptibility, and infection intensity: vicious circles?” by Beldomenico and Begon (2010), which you can get here. The paper mostly discusses non-human infectious diseases. For some human infectious disease, discuss (with references) the components they list in their paper (variable host susceptibility, variable infection intensity, feedback circles in the individual/population level) and how they apply (or not) for the disease you picked.

Post your thoughts to the discussion channel, then respond to posts by others. The general rules for discussion and assessment apply.