Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning

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Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning. / Cuéllar, Ana Carolina; Kjær, Lene Jung; Baum, Andreas; Stockmarr, Anders; Skovgard, Henrik; Nielsen, Søren Achim; Andersson, Mats Gunnar; Lindström, Anders; Chirico, Jan; Lühken, Renke; Steinke, Sonja; Kiel, Ellen; Gethmann, Jörn; Conraths, Franz J.; Larska, Magdalena; Smreczak, Marcin; Orłowska, Anna; Hamnes, Inger; Sviland, Ståle; Hopp, Petter; Brugger, Katharina; Rubel, Franz; Balenghien, Thomas; Garros, Claire; Rakotoarivony, Ignace; Allène, Xavier; Lhoir, Jonathan; Chavernac, David; Delécolle, Jean Claude; Mathieu, Bruno; Delécolle, Delphine; Setier-Rio, Marie Laure; Scheid, Bethsabée; Chueca, Miguel Ángel Miranda; Barceló, Carlos; Lucientes, Javier; Estrada, Rosa; Mathis, Alexander; Venail, Roger; Tack, Wesley; Bødker, Rene.

I: Parasites and Vectors, Bind 13, Nr. 1, 194, 2020.

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Cuéllar, AC, Kjær, LJ, Baum, A, Stockmarr, A, Skovgard, H, Nielsen, SA, Andersson, MG, Lindström, A, Chirico, J, Lühken, R, Steinke, S, Kiel, E, Gethmann, J, Conraths, FJ, Larska, M, Smreczak, M, Orłowska, A, Hamnes, I, Sviland, S, Hopp, P, Brugger, K, Rubel, F, Balenghien, T, Garros, C, Rakotoarivony, I, Allène, X, Lhoir, J, Chavernac, D, Delécolle, JC, Mathieu, B, Delécolle, D, Setier-Rio, ML, Scheid, B, Chueca, MÁM, Barceló, C, Lucientes, J, Estrada, R, Mathis, A, Venail, R, Tack, W & Bødker, R 2020, 'Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning', Parasites and Vectors, bind 13, nr. 1, 194. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04053-x

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Cuéllar, A. C., Kjær, L. J., Baum, A., Stockmarr, A., Skovgard, H., Nielsen, S. A., Andersson, M. G., Lindström, A., Chirico, J., Lühken, R., Steinke, S., Kiel, E., Gethmann, J., Conraths, F. J., Larska, M., Smreczak, M., Orłowska, A., Hamnes, I., Sviland, S., ... Bødker, R. (2020). Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning. Parasites and Vectors, 13(1), [194]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04053-x

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Cuéllar AC, Kjær LJ, Baum A, Stockmarr A, Skovgard H, Nielsen SA, Andersson MG, Lindström A, Chirico J, Lühken R, Steinke S, Kiel E, Gethmann J, Conraths FJ, Larska M, Smreczak M, Orłowska A, Hamnes I, Sviland S, Hopp P, Brugger K, Rubel F, Balenghien T, Garros C, Rakotoarivony I, Allène X, Lhoir J, Chavernac D, Delécolle JC, Mathieu B, Delécolle D, Setier-Rio ML, Scheid B, Chueca MÁM, Barceló C, Lucientes J, Estrada R, Mathis A, Venail R, Tack W, Bødker R. 2020. Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning. Parasites and Vectors. 13(1):Article 194. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04053-x

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Cuéllar, Ana Carolina ; Kjær, Lene Jung ; Baum, Andreas ; Stockmarr, Anders ; Skovgard, Henrik ; Nielsen, Søren Achim ; Andersson, Mats Gunnar ; Lindström, Anders ; Chirico, Jan ; Lühken, Renke ; Steinke, Sonja ; Kiel, Ellen ; Gethmann, Jörn ; Conraths, Franz J. ; Larska, Magdalena ; Smreczak, Marcin ; Orłowska, Anna ; Hamnes, Inger ; Sviland, Ståle ; Hopp, Petter ; Brugger, Katharina ; Rubel, Franz ; Balenghien, Thomas ; Garros, Claire ; Rakotoarivony, Ignace ; Allène, Xavier ; Lhoir, Jonathan ; Chavernac, David ; Delécolle, Jean Claude ; Mathieu, Bruno ; Delécolle, Delphine ; Setier-Rio, Marie Laure ; Scheid, Bethsabée ; Chueca, Miguel Ángel Miranda ; Barceló, Carlos ; Lucientes, Javier ; Estrada, Rosa ; Mathis, Alexander ; Venail, Roger ; Tack, Wesley ; Bødker, Rene. / Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning. I: Parasites and Vectors. 2020 ; Bind 13, Nr. 1.

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title = "Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning",
abstract = "Background: Culicoides biting midges transmit viruses resulting in disease in ruminants and equids such as bluetongue, Schmallenberg disease and African horse sickness. In the past decades, these diseases have led to important economic losses for farmers in Europe. Vector abundance is a key factor in determining the risk of vector-borne disease spread and it is, therefore, important to predict the abundance of Culicoides species involved in the transmission of these pathogens. The objectives of this study were to model and map the monthly abundances of Culicoides in Europe. Methods: We obtained entomological data from 904 farms in nine European countries (Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway) from 2007 to 2013. Using environmental and climatic predictors from satellite imagery and the machine learning technique Random Forests, we predicted the monthly average abundance at a 1 km2 resolution. We used independent test sets for validation and to assess model performance. Results: The predictive power of the resulting models varied according to month and the Culicoides species/ensembles predicted. Model performance was lower for winter months. Performance was higher for the Obsoletus ensemble, followed by the Pulicaris ensemble, while the model for Culicoides imicola showed a poor performance. Distribution and abundance patterns corresponded well with the known distributions in Europe. The Random Forests model approach was able to distinguish differences in abundance between countries but was not able to predict vector abundance at individual farm level. Conclusions: The models and maps presented here represent an initial attempt to capture large scale geographical and temporal variations in Culicoides abundance. The models are a first step towards producing abundance inputs for R0 modelling of Culicoides-borne infections at a continental scale.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]",
keywords = "Culicoides abundance, Culicoides seasonality, Environmental variables, Europe, Random Forest machine learning, Spatial predictions",
author = "Cu{\'e}llar, {Ana Carolina} and Kj{\ae}r, {Lene Jung} and Andreas Baum and Anders Stockmarr and Henrik Skovgard and Nielsen, {S{\o}ren Achim} and Andersson, {Mats Gunnar} and Anders Lindstr{\"o}m and Jan Chirico and Renke L{\"u}hken and Sonja Steinke and Ellen Kiel and J{\"o}rn Gethmann and Conraths, {Franz J.} and Magdalena Larska and Marcin Smreczak and Anna Or{\l}owska and Inger Hamnes and St{\aa}le Sviland and Petter Hopp and Katharina Brugger and Franz Rubel and Thomas Balenghien and Claire Garros and Ignace Rakotoarivony and Xavier All{\`e}ne and Jonathan Lhoir and David Chavernac and Del{\'e}colle, {Jean Claude} and Bruno Mathieu and Delphine Del{\'e}colle and Setier-Rio, {Marie Laure} and Bethsab{\'e}e Scheid and Chueca, {Miguel {\'A}ngel Miranda} and Carlos Barcel{\'o} and Javier Lucientes and Rosa Estrada and Alexander Mathis and Roger Venail and Wesley Tack and Rene B{\o}dker",
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doi = "10.1186/s13071-020-04053-x",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
journal = "Parasites & Vectors",
issn = "1756-3305",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning

AU - Cuéllar, Ana Carolina

AU - Kjær, Lene Jung

AU - Baum, Andreas

AU - Stockmarr, Anders

AU - Skovgard, Henrik

AU - Nielsen, Søren Achim

AU - Andersson, Mats Gunnar

AU - Lindström, Anders

AU - Chirico, Jan

AU - Lühken, Renke

AU - Steinke, Sonja

AU - Kiel, Ellen

AU - Gethmann, Jörn

AU - Conraths, Franz J.

AU - Larska, Magdalena

AU - Smreczak, Marcin

AU - Orłowska, Anna

AU - Hamnes, Inger

AU - Sviland, Ståle

AU - Hopp, Petter

AU - Brugger, Katharina

AU - Rubel, Franz

AU - Balenghien, Thomas

AU - Garros, Claire

AU - Rakotoarivony, Ignace

AU - Allène, Xavier

AU - Lhoir, Jonathan

AU - Chavernac, David

AU - Delécolle, Jean Claude

AU - Mathieu, Bruno

AU - Delécolle, Delphine

AU - Setier-Rio, Marie Laure

AU - Scheid, Bethsabée

AU - Chueca, Miguel Ángel Miranda

AU - Barceló, Carlos

AU - Lucientes, Javier

AU - Estrada, Rosa

AU - Mathis, Alexander

AU - Venail, Roger

AU - Tack, Wesley

AU - Bødker, Rene

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - Background: Culicoides biting midges transmit viruses resulting in disease in ruminants and equids such as bluetongue, Schmallenberg disease and African horse sickness. In the past decades, these diseases have led to important economic losses for farmers in Europe. Vector abundance is a key factor in determining the risk of vector-borne disease spread and it is, therefore, important to predict the abundance of Culicoides species involved in the transmission of these pathogens. The objectives of this study were to model and map the monthly abundances of Culicoides in Europe. Methods: We obtained entomological data from 904 farms in nine European countries (Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway) from 2007 to 2013. Using environmental and climatic predictors from satellite imagery and the machine learning technique Random Forests, we predicted the monthly average abundance at a 1 km2 resolution. We used independent test sets for validation and to assess model performance. Results: The predictive power of the resulting models varied according to month and the Culicoides species/ensembles predicted. Model performance was lower for winter months. Performance was higher for the Obsoletus ensemble, followed by the Pulicaris ensemble, while the model for Culicoides imicola showed a poor performance. Distribution and abundance patterns corresponded well with the known distributions in Europe. The Random Forests model approach was able to distinguish differences in abundance between countries but was not able to predict vector abundance at individual farm level. Conclusions: The models and maps presented here represent an initial attempt to capture large scale geographical and temporal variations in Culicoides abundance. The models are a first step towards producing abundance inputs for R0 modelling of Culicoides-borne infections at a continental scale.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

AB - Background: Culicoides biting midges transmit viruses resulting in disease in ruminants and equids such as bluetongue, Schmallenberg disease and African horse sickness. In the past decades, these diseases have led to important economic losses for farmers in Europe. Vector abundance is a key factor in determining the risk of vector-borne disease spread and it is, therefore, important to predict the abundance of Culicoides species involved in the transmission of these pathogens. The objectives of this study were to model and map the monthly abundances of Culicoides in Europe. Methods: We obtained entomological data from 904 farms in nine European countries (Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway) from 2007 to 2013. Using environmental and climatic predictors from satellite imagery and the machine learning technique Random Forests, we predicted the monthly average abundance at a 1 km2 resolution. We used independent test sets for validation and to assess model performance. Results: The predictive power of the resulting models varied according to month and the Culicoides species/ensembles predicted. Model performance was lower for winter months. Performance was higher for the Obsoletus ensemble, followed by the Pulicaris ensemble, while the model for Culicoides imicola showed a poor performance. Distribution and abundance patterns corresponded well with the known distributions in Europe. The Random Forests model approach was able to distinguish differences in abundance between countries but was not able to predict vector abundance at individual farm level. Conclusions: The models and maps presented here represent an initial attempt to capture large scale geographical and temporal variations in Culicoides abundance. The models are a first step towards producing abundance inputs for R0 modelling of Culicoides-borne infections at a continental scale.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

KW - Culicoides abundance

KW - Culicoides seasonality

KW - Environmental variables

KW - Europe

KW - Random Forest machine learning

KW - Spatial predictions

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U2 - 10.1186/s13071-020-04053-x

DO - 10.1186/s13071-020-04053-x

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 32295627

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VL - 13

JO - Parasites & Vectors

JF - Parasites & Vectors

SN - 1756-3305

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