About the Authors

Kate R. Searle

katrle@ceh.ac.uk

Affiliation Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, United Kingdom

James Barber

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Francesca Stubbins

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Karien Labuschagne

Affiliation PVVD, ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Private Bag X05, Onderstepoort, South Africa

Simon Carpenter

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Adam Butler

Affiliation Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King’s Buildings, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Eric Denison

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Christopher Sanders

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Philip S. Mellor

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Anthony Wilson

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Noel Nelson

Affiliation The Met Office, Based at The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

Simon Gubbins

Affiliation The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

Bethan V. Purse

Affiliation Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KRS SC AB PSM SG BVP. Performed the experiments: JB FS KL ED CS AW NN. Analyzed the data: KRS SC BVP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KRS BVP SC PSM SG.