Present and future distribution of bat hosts of sarbecoviruses: implications for conservation and public health

Renata Lara Muylaert, Tigga Kingston, Jinhong Luo, Maurício Humberto Vancine, Nikolas Galli, Colin Carlson, Reju Sam John, Maria Cristina Rulli & David Hayman
Global changes in response to human encroachment into natural habitats and carbon emissions are driving the biodiversity extinction crisis and increasing disease emergence risk. Host distributions are one critical component to identify areas at risk of viral spillover, and bats act as reservoirs of diverse viruses. We developed a reproducible ecological niche modelling pipeline for bat hosts of SARS-like viruses (subgenus Sarbecovirus), given that several closely-related viruses have been discovered and sarbecovirus-host interactions have gained...
2 citations reported since publication in 2022.
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