William Wint

William WintWilliam Wint

Senior Anlayst; Environmental research Group Oxford Limited.

Senior Research Associate, Oxford University, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford


Role and main activities in AIMCOST:

Founder proposer; Member website production team

Leader of Work Group 3 – Dissemination, Customisation and Communication; Leader Task 3.2b – Mapping and Modelling Outputs; Deputy Leader – Task 1.2 Integrating surveillance data analysis, spatial modelling & mapping

Short Bio:

Managing director and senior analyst of a small consultancy, with close links to the Department of Zoology, Oxford University. In the eighties and early nineties), ERGO specialised in Agricultural Survey, largely in Africa, and led the field in aerial survey design and implementation. Over 2 million square kilometres were surveyed over 10 years, much of it several times, pioneering the formalising the use of geolocation in animal and ground survey, and developing integrated air and ground survey and analysis techniques still in use today. In more recent years our activities have moved away towards geospatial analyses and modelling, and have included the production of continental disease vector distributions and the first ever Global Livestock Maps and for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (google “FAO GLW”). Increasingly, these core activities have required supporting data archive construction management together with website construction and design, Data Management Website for the EU funded FP6 Project EDENext (edenextdata.com), as well as spatial analysis. Closer to home, in recent years ERGO has worked on various spatial aspects of human and animal health with ECDC (VBORNet, EPOC, VECTORNET), EFSA, a number of EU FP7and H2020 projects (IDAMS, VMERGE, PALEBLU), and the European Space Agency (VEDCMAP, LYMEAPP). There is also a long and continuing history of research in the distribution and spread of bovine turberculosis for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Five recent and relevant publications

2018       Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential during the 2017 epidemic in Brazil. (Faria, N.R, Kraemer, M.G., and 75 authors)  Science July 18 

2016       VBORNET gap analysis: Mosquito vector distribution models utilised to identify areas of potential species distribution in areas lacking records. Open Health Data http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ohd.27 (Authors Schaffner, Francis,  Versteirt, Veerle,  Van Bortel, Wim, Zeller, Herve,  Wint, William,  Alexander, Neil Stewart)

2015       The Global distribution of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus.   eLife 2015;4:e08347.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.08347#sthash.zEgQf29q.dpuf  (Authors: G Kraemer, Marianne E Sinka, Kirsten A Duda, Adrian QN Mylne, Freya M Shearer, Christopher M Barker, Chester G Moore, Roberta G Carvalho, Giovanini E Coelho, Wim Van Bortel, Guy Hendrickx, Francis Schaffner, Iqbal RF Elyazar, Hwa-Jen Teng, Oliver J Brady, Jane P Messina, David M Pigott, Thomas W Scott, David L Smith, GR William Wint, Nick Golding, Simon I Hay).

2015       The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence. Scientific Data, 2 : 150035 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2015.35  (Authors: Kraemer, M.U.G., Sinka, M.E., Duda, K.A., Mylne, A., Shearer, F.M., Brady, O.J., Messina, J.P., Barker, C.M., Moore, C.G., Carvalho, R.G., Coelho, G.E., Van Bortel, W., Hendrickx, G., Schaffner, F., Wint, G.R.W., Elyazar, I.R.F., Teng, H.-J., and Hay, S.I

2015       The many projected futures of dengue.  Nature Reviews in Microbiology The many projected futures of dengue. Nature Reviews Microbiology (2015)http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro3430  (Authors Messina J.P., Brady, O.J., Pigott, D.M., Golding, N., Kraemer, M.U.G., Scott, T.W., Wint, G.R.W., Smith D.L.1,, Hay, S.I.)