About the Authors

Margaret A. Carrel

Contributed equally to this work with: Margaret A. Carrel, Xiu-Feng Wan

Affiliation Department of Geography, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Michael Emch

emch@unc.edu (ME); wan@cvm.msstate.edu (XFW)

Affiliation Department of Geography, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

R. Todd Jobe

Affiliation Department of Geography, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Aaron Moody

Affiliation Department of Geography, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Xiu-Feng Wan

Contributed equally to this work with: Margaret A. Carrel, Xiu-Feng Wan

emch@unc.edu (ME); wan@cvm.msstate.edu (XFW)

Affiliation Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ME AM XFW. Performed the experiments: MC RTJ XFW. Analyzed the data: MC RTJ XFW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XFW. Wrote the paper: MC ME RTJ AM XFW.