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Bayesian phylogeography is a framework that has enabled researchers to model the spatiotemporal diffusion of pathogens. In general, the framework assumes that discrete geographic sampling traits follow a continuous-time Markov chain process along the branches of an unknown phylogeny that is informed through nucleotide sequence data. Recently, this framework has been extended to model the transition rate matrix between discrete states as a generalized linear model (GLM) of predictors of interest to the pathogen. In this dissertation, I focus on these GLMs and describe their capabilities, limitations, and introduce a pipeline that may enable more researchers to utilize this framework. …

Magee, Daniel J., Scotch, Matthew L, Gonzalez, Graciela H, et al.
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