Data dictionary for Hassell et al (2018) “changes in urban land use drive variation in the structure of wildlife-livestock-human interfaces”

Hassell, James, Bettridge, Judy, Ward, MJ, Ogendo, A, Imboma, T, Fava, F, Robinson, TP, Begon, Michael and Fevre, Eric (2018) Data dictionary for Hassell et al (2018) “changes in urban land use drive variation in the structure of wildlife-livestock-human interfaces”. [Data Collection]

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Urbanisation is characterised by rapid intensification of agriculture, socioeconomic change, and ecological fragmentation, which can have profound impacts on the distributional ecology of host populations and epidemiology of infectious disease within them. These data support a manuscript that describes results from a large-scale field study conducted in Nairobi, Kenya, which were used to explore how anthropogenic and ecological variation associated with urbanisation influence the structure of sympatric wildlife, livestock and human host populations. The data were collected as part of a cross-sectional survey involving 99 households, stratified by wealth. Data collected within each household and it's compound describe household demographics and livestock-keeping practices, proportion of nine different land-use types, and the assemblage of wildlife species present. Unsupervised machine learning was used to describe variation in the host composition of household wildlife-livestock-human interfaces, and statistical models were used to demonstrate that urbanisation in Nairobi drastically restructures wildlife communities, reducing species diversity and favouring establishment of synanthropic species. Through mapping the response of host communities to variation in urban land use, testable hypotheses were generated to explore the influence of urban environmental change on microbial communities.

Keywords: disease, land-use change, urbanisation, wildlife-livestock-human interface, nairobi, kenya
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection and Global Health
Depositing User: James Hassell
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 10:54
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 10:54
URI: http://datacat.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/470

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