William Wint

Senior Research Associate with Spatial Ecology and


Research Interests

From ecological entomology in the 70’s to tropical and temperate community ecology 80’s, to environmental resource assessment (i.e. flying around in small aeroplane counting animals) in the 80’s and 90’s to spatial analysis, data management and disease risk modelling in more recent times. Current interests probably best summarised by a list of current projects: a) Spatial modelling of Bovine Tuberculosis in the UK b) Data management and host distribution modelling for EU FP7 EDENext project (Emerging Diseases in a changing European Environment) (http://edenextdata.com) c) Spatial analysis of human disease vectors (ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies) response to climate change for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, (ECDC, Stockholm) d) Production of Global Livestock distribution maps for the UN FAO Gridded Livestock of the World datasets (http://www.fao.org/Ag/AGAInfo/resources/en/glw/home.html) e) Contribution to the invertebrates chapter for a forthcoming book on the contribution of Wytham Woods to Ecology f) Producing distribution maps arthropod disease vectors like tick, mosquitoes and sandflies in Europe for ECDC  in Stockholm g) Dengue mapping for FP7 IDAMS project (International Research Consortium on Dengue Risk Assessment, Management and Surveillance) h) spatial analysis of the economic impact of Trypanosomiasis control in East Africa.

Additional Information

Senior Analyst Environmental Research Group Oxford (http://ergodd.zoo.ox.ac.uk) Trustee Global Canopy Fund, (http://www.globalcanopy.org)



Email: william.wint@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Selected Publications

  • 2008 Scharlemann, J. et al. Global data for ecology and epidemiology: a novel algorithm for temporal Fourier processing MODIS data PLoS ONE, 3(1): e1408
  • 2008 Sumption, K., Rwyemamu, M. and Wint, W. Incidence and distribution of foot-and-mouth disease in Asia, Africa and South America; combining expert opinion, official disease information and livestock populations to assist risk assessment. 55 (1) Transboundary and Emerging Diseases . Blackwells Oxford.