About the Authors

Helen J. Wearing

hwearing@unm.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology and Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Pejman Rohani

Address Current address: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Affiliations Odum School of Ecology and Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: HJW PR. Wrote the paper: HJW PR. Conceived and designed the study: HJW PR. Formulated and analyzed the model: HJW.