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Table 1 Definition of model parameters included in the sensitivity analysis.

From: Targeted strategies for the management of wildlife diseases: the case of brucellosis in Alpine ibex

Symbol Description (dimension) Fixed value Range value References
\({d}_{dens}\) Delay between the beginning of the simulations and the relaxation of the density-dependent regulation (years)   [0–10] *
\(K\) Carrying capacity of the metapopulation (individuals)   [535–591]
\({d}_{man}\) Duration of management interventions (years) 10 [5–10]
\({n}_{capt}\) Objective level for the total number of individuals to be captured (per year) 50 [0–50]
\({n}_{cull}\) Objective level for the total number of individuals to be culled (per year) 20 [0–20]
\(Se\) Sensitivity of serologic tests 0.95 [0.75–1] *; [36, 44,45,46]
\({\nu }_{ven}\) Probability of successful venereal transmission given contact between an infectious and a susceptible host   [0.005–0.682]
\({\beta }_{cong}\) Congenital transmission probability by in utero infection 0.05 [0–0.10] *; [47]
\({\beta }_{pseu}\) Pseudo-vertical transmission probability by milk ingestion 0.05 [0–0.10] *
\({\beta }_{IA}={\beta }_{IB}\) Per capita probability of one host coming into effective contact with one infectious abortion or birth (per week)   [0.001–0.128]
γ Probability of recovery (annual) 0.16 [0.11–0.22] §
  1. *Experts knowledge.
  2. 95% credible interval (Approximate Bayesian Computation); Lambert et al. [33].
  3. Tailored to represent realistic management interventions in the study population.
  4. §95% confidence interval (calibrated using field data); Lambert et al. [33].