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Problems of field testing theoretical models: a case study.
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PMID:  2802817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The problems of field-testing models are discussed with reference to a population simulation model for the tsetse fly glossina pallidipes Austen developed by us at Nguruman in southwestern Kenya. Model predictions showed a reasonable fit to the changes in the biconical trap index of population size, but tended to overestimate some changes and underestimate others. A more rigorous test for the model is to manipulate one of the population parameters and compare model predictions with the observed population trends. This revealed that some changes in population size resulted more from fly movement than from changes in mortality rates. Fly movement must therefore be incorporated in the model for it to be a useful tool in the development of appropriate control strategies.
R D Dransfield; R Brightwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales de la Société belge de médecine tropicale     Volume:  69 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0772-4128     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Soc Belg Med Trop     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-14     Completed Date:  1989-11-14     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511864     Medline TA:  Ann Soc Belg Med Trop     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-54; discussion 212-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Life Tables
Pilot Projects
Population Dynamics
Tsetse Flies*

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