About the Authors

Ningchuan Xiao

xiao.37@osu.edu

Affiliation Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States of America

Shanshan Cai

Affiliation Department of Geography, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Mark Moritz

Affiliations Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States of America, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar, the Netherlands

Rebecca Garabed

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States of America

Laura W. Pomeroy

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NX SC. Performed the experiments: NX SC. Analyzed the data: NX SC MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MM RG LP. Wrote the paper: NX SC MM RG LP.