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Research Article

Climate Change and Risk of Leishmaniasis in North America: Predictions from Ecological Niche Models of Vector and Reservoir Species

  • Camila González,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, México

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  • Ophelia Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Stavana E. Strutz,

    Affiliation: Biodiversity and Biocultural Conservation Laboratory, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Constantino González-Salazar,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Análisis Especiales, Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, México

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  • Víctor Sánchez-Cordero,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, México

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  • Sahotra Sarkar mail

    sarkar@mail.utexas.edu

    Affiliation: Biodiversity and Biocultural Conservation Laboratory, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: January 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000585

About the Authors

Camila González, Víctor Sánchez-Cordero
Laboratorio de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, México
Ophelia Wang
Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
Stavana E. Strutz, Sahotra Sarkar
Biodiversity and Biocultural Conservation Laboratory, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
Constantino González-Salazar
Laboratorio de Análisis Especiales, Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, México

Corresponding Author

Email: sarkar@mail.utexas.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS. Analyzed the data: CG OW SES VSC SS. Wrote the paper: CG VSC SS. Built computer models. Built computer models: CGS.