The Graphical User Interface (GUI) MarineEpi is presented as a Matlab toolbox for easily (i) constructing disease transmission models for different marine host-pathogen systems, (ii) running simulations by specifying initial conditions and model parameters, and (iii) interpreting the resulting time series of the host and pathogen population dynamics. MarineEpi users can generate models for systems in which pathogen transmission occurs through contact with infected individuals (SI), contact with dead infected individuals (SID), contact with environmental pathogens released by infected individuals (SIP), and contact with environmental pathogens released by dead infected individuals (SIPD). MarineEpi is a freely available GUI that provides the capability for marine disease researchers and managers to understand disease dynamics processes and mechanisms using a quantitative modeling framework. In addition, it can be a valuable learning tool for teaching marine disease processes in engineering, environmental science and epidemiology curricula.
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Original Publication Citation
Bidegain, G., Ben-Horin, T., Powell, E. N., Klinck, J. M., & Hofmann, E. E. (2023). MarineEpi: A GUI-based Matlab toolbox to simulate marine pathogen transmission. SoftwareX, 22, 1-7, Article 101357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2023.101357
Bidegain, Gorka; Ben-Horin, Tal; Powell, Eric N.; Klinck, John M.; and Hofmann, Eileen E., "MarineEpi: A GUI-Based Matlab Toolbox to Simulate Marine Pathogen Transmission" (2023). CCPO Publications. 387.
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