Birds and breezes spread diseases

时间:2019-03-01 09:18:02166网络整理admin

SOME diseases march from victim to victim, others fly on the wind – but predicting how fast is tricky. Christopher Mundt of Oregon State University at Corvallis released a wind-borne wheat fungus in a field and found that the further it spread, the faster the infection front advanced (The American Naturalist, DOI: 10.1086/597220). The acceleration fits a simple equation called a power law,