Facundo Muñoz

Facundo Muñoz
Cirad - La recherche agronomique pour le développement | CIRAD · Systèmes Biologiques (Bios)

PhD

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Introduction
Biostatistician at the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization (Cirad). My interests include Bayesian methods and Spatial(-temporal) statistics applied to the interplay between life sciences and the environment.
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - present
Cirad - La recherche agronomique pour le développement
Position
  • Statistician
September 2013 - August 2017
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2007 - December 2012
University of Valencia
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (54)
Poster
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Competition between trees in cocoa production remains a little studied area. The origin of this phenomenon, which has a strong impact on varietal selection, is often unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the factors of intraspecific competition on cocoa populations used in Côte d'Ivoire. The study was conducted in two cocoa plots monitore...
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Robust epidemiological knowledge and predictive modelling tools are needed to address challenging objectives, such as: understanding epidemic drivers; forecasting epidemics; and prioritizing control measures. Often, multiple modelling approaches can be used during an epidemic to support effective decision making in a timely manner. Modelling challe...
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Over the last decade African swine fever virus, one of the most virulent pathogens known to affect pigs, has devastated pork industries and wild pig populations throughout the world. Despite a growing literature on specific aspects of African swine fever transmission dynamics, it remains unclear which methods and approaches are most effective for c...
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We developed a correlative model at high resolution for predicting the distribution of one of the main vectors of Crimean‐Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), Hyalomma marginatum, in a recently colonized area, namely southern France. 931 H. marginatum adult ticks were sampled on horses from 2016 to 2019 and 2021 in 14 southern French departments...
Technical Report
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https://difuse.hypotheses.org/activite-1 Cette activité vise à caractériser la diversité des pratiques et des points de vue des acteurs manifestant leur volonté de s’engager face aux urgences socio-écologiques, concernant les changements : i. des pratiques professionnelles ii. des modes d’organisation et de gouvernance iii. des mandats et orien...
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The rapid intensification of the livestock sector in Southeast Asia has been found to be associated with an extensive and expanding use of antibiotics. This raises concerns regarding the rise of drug-resistant bacteria in both animals and humans. Data on veterinary antibiotic use (ABU) and antibiotic resistance (ABR) are scarce in Lao PDR, as in mo...
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Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) approaches in animal health (AH) makes it possible to address highly complex issues such as those encountered in quantitative and predictive epidemiology, animal/human precision-based medicine, or to study host × pathogen interactions. AI may contribute (i) to diagnosis and disease case detection, (ii) to mor...
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For the first time we built a correlative model for predicting the distribution of H. marginatum, one of the main vector of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), at high resolution in a recently colonized area, namely south of France. Field tick collections were conducted on horses from 2016 to 2021 in 14 French southern departments, whic...
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Interactions between neighbouring plants in an ecosystem can lead to competition, even in single-species stands. Genetic selection of perennial plants based on the individual values of genotypes does not usually take into account interactions that develop over time. The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether the effects of competition might...
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The World Organisation for Animal Health advocates the zoning approach for the surveillance and monitoring of foot and mouth disease (FMD), a highly contagious animal disease. Our purpose is to implement the zoning approach in Tunisia by identifying existing natural and artificial barriers to the movement of live animals. A Geographic Information S...
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Key message A novel multi-environment competition individual-tree mixed model resulted in better fit, and greater individual narrow- and broad-sense heritabilities than the model without competition, notably for traits showing competition. In multi-environment tests, the proposed model would allow tree breeders to select genotypes with the best per...
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Forest trees like poplar are particular in many ways compared to other domesticated species. They have long juvenile phases, ongoing crop-wild gene flow, extensive outcrossing, and slow growth. All these particularities tend to make the conduction of breeding programs and evaluation stages costly both in time and resources. Perennials like trees ar...
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This study aimed at determining the seroprevalence of foot‐and‐mouth disease (FMD) in domestic ruminants and at characterizing the virus strains circulating in four areas of Chad (East Batha, West Batha, Wadi Fira and West Ennedi). The study was carried out between October and November 2016. A total of 1,520 sera samples (928 cattle, 216 goats, 254...
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Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are defined as a collaborative approach in which the public and private sector share resources, responsibilities and risks to achieve common objectives and mutual benefits in a sustainable manner. PPPs are identified as a key solution to reinforce Veterinary Services. However only limited information is available...
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Background: Biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are involved in the transmission of several viruses affecting humans and livestock, particularly bluetongue (BTV). Over the last decade, Culicoides surveillance has been conducted discontinuously and at various temporal and spatial scales in mainland France foll...
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Key message Based on an empirical dataset originating from the French Douglas-fir breeding program, we showed that the bidimensional autoregressive and the two-dimensional P-spline regression spatial models clearly outperformed the classical block model, in terms of both goodness of fit and predicting ability. In contrast, the differences between b...
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Background The south-west insular territories of the Indian Ocean have recently received attention concerning the diversity of arthropods of medical or veterinary interest. While a recent study highlighted the circulation of Culicoides-borne viruses, namely bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic disease, with clinical cases in Mayotte (comprising two...
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Species Distribution Models (SDMs) are now being widely used in ecology for management and conservation purposes across terrestrial, freshwater, and marine realms. The increasing interest in SDMs has drawn the attention of ecologists to spatial models and, in particular, to geostatistical models, which are used to associate observations of species...
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Abstract Natural and urban forests worldwide are increasingly threatened by global change resulting from human-mediated factors, including invasions by lethal exotic pathogens. Ash dieback (ADB), incited by the alien invasive fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has caused large-scale population decline of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) across Europe...
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The link between phenotypic plasticity and heterosis is a broad fundamental question, with stakes in breeding. We report a case-study evaluating temporal series of wood ring traits of hybrid larch (Larix decidua × L. kaempferi and reciprocal) in relation to soil water availability. Growth rings record the tree plastic responses to past environmenta...
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Most quantitative approaches to distributional analysis in archaeology assume a homogeneous study surface that is amenable to easy generalisations. This framework has been widely used to describe settlement processes, disregarding the spatial heterogeneity inherent to geographic reality. In other words, researchers have often assumed that the corre...
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We investigated the impact of combining the pedigree- and genomic-based relationship matrices in a multiple-trait individual-tree mixed model (a.k.a., multiple-trait combined approach) on the estimates of heritability and on the genomic correlations between growth and stem straightness in an open-pollinated Eucalyptus grandis population. Additional...
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Process-based ecosystem models are used increasingly to evaluate the impacts of agricultural practices on soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks at various scales. One of the major sources of error and projection uncertainty in these models is the specification of the initial SOC pools sizes. However, few studies have examined errors and uncertainty over...
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Climate change and the increasing demand for sustainable energy resources require urgent strategies to increase the accuracy of selection in tree breeding (associated with higher gain). We investigated the combined pedigree and genomic-based relationship approach and its impact on the accuracy of predicted breeding values using data from 5-year-old...
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Despite the interest foresters have for inter-specific hybrid trees, still little is known about their quantitative genetics. This is especially true for the hybrid (HL) between Larix decidua (EL) and L. kaempferi (JL). Long-term, well-designed, multi-site experiments are necessary to estimate the parameters required for HL breeding programs. This...
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Ash-dieback is an invasive fungal disease of ash trees characterised by leaf loss and crown dieback in infected trees. First detected in Poland in the early 1990s, it rapidly progressed throughout Europe causing large numbers of deaths and threatening today the survival of the species. We modelled the evolution of the disease from 2010 to 2014 with...
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Genotype by environment interactions draw increasing attention nowadays in tree breeding. The hybrid between European larch (L. decidua) and Japanese larch (L. kaempferi) shows best-parent heterosis for radial growth, and phenotypic plasticity is suspected to play a role in the expression of this heterosis. To test this hypothesis and investigate t...
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Since the early 1990s, ash dieback due to the invasive ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus is threatening Fraxinus excelsior in most of its natural range. Previous studies reported significant levels of genetic variability in susceptibility in F. excelsior either in field or inoculation experiments. The present study was based on a field experiment...
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Species mapping is an essential tool for conservation programmes as it provides clear pictures of the distribution of marine resources. However, in fishery ecology, the amount of objective scientific information is limited and data may not always be directly comparable. Information about the distribution of marine species can be derived from two ma...
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Since the early 1990s, ash dieback due to the invasive ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus is threatening Fraxinus excelsior in most of its natural range. Previous studies reported significant levels of genetic variability for susceptibility in F. excelsior either in field or inoculation experiments. The present study was based on a field experiment...
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Negative correlation caused by competition among individuals and positive spatial correlation due to environmental heterogeneity may lead to biases in estimating genetic parameters and predicting breeding values (BVs) from forest genetic trials. Former models dealing with competition and environmental heterogeneity did not account for the additive...
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A new procedure for the static repositioning problem of a bike-sharing system has been proposed First, the withdrawal and return demands of each station at each time period are estimated using the system data Then, the target number of bicycles at each station is determined to minimize the cost of the estimated unsatisfied demand. Finally, the repo...
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Spatial and temporal closures of fish nurseries have recently been recognized as useful tools for an efficient fisheries management, as they preserve the reproductive potential of populations and increase the recruitment of target species. In order to identify and locate potential spatio-temporal closures, a solid knowledge of species-environment r...
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Spatial management of discards has recently been proposed as a useful tool for the protection of juveniles, by reducing discard rates and can be used as a buffer against management errors and recruitment failure. In this study Bayesian hierarchical spatial models have been used to analyze about 440 trawl fishing operations of two different metiers,...
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Basic information on the distribution and habitat preferences of ecologically important species is essential for their management and protection. In the Mediterranean Sea there is increasing concern over elasmobranch species because their biological (ecological) characteristics make them highly vulnerable to fishing pressure. Their removal could af...
Thesis
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The germ of this thesis was a problem in applied engineering, where we believe that statistics as a discipline can make a significant contribution. Specifically, it was about noise mapping in urban environments. Usually solved with a deterministic approximate approach, the assessment of the uncertainty in the results is extremely poor in most real...
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A methodological approach for modelling the occurrence patterns of species for the purpose of fisheries management is proposed here. The presence/absence of the species is modelled with a hierarchical Bayesian spatial model using the geographical and environmental characteristics of each fishing location. Maps of predicted probabilities of presence...
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Methodological approaches for modelling fish species occurrence patterns have been lately proposed. The presence/absence of species can be modelled with a hierarchical Bayesian model using the geographical and environmental characteristics of each sampling locations. Maps of predicted probabilities of presence can be generated using Bayesian krigin...
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A methodological approach for modelling species occurrence patterns for fisheries management purposes is here proposed. The presence/absence of the fish species is modelled with a hierarchical Bayesian model using the geographical and environmental characteristics of each fishing spot. Maps of predicted probabilities of presence are generated using...
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Acoustic maps are the main diagnostic tools used by authorities for addressing the growing problem of urban acoustic contamination. Geostatistics models phenomena with spatial variation, but restricted to homogeneous prediction regions. The presence of barriers such as buildings introduces discontinuities in prediction areas. In this paper we inves...

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