Structured population models in biology and epidemiology / Pierre Magal, Shigui Ruan (eds.) ; with contributions by P. Auger [and others].

Contributor(s): Auger, Pierre | Magal, Pierre | Ruan, Shigui, 1963-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag): 1936.; Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag): Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 302 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540782728; 3540782729; 9783540782735; 3540782737Subject(s): Population biology -- Mathematical models | Epidemiology -- Research -- Methodology | Population Dynamics | Biology | Natural Science Disciplines | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Public Health | Social Sciences | Investigative Techniques | Environment and Public Health | Demography | Delivery of Health Care | Biological Science Disciplines | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Epidemiologic Measurements | Disciplines and Occupations | Population Characteristics | Biology -- methods | Epidemiologic Methods | Models, Theoretical | Epidemiology -- Research -- Methodology | Population biology -- Mathematical models | Epidemiologie | Populationsdynamik | Mathematisches Modell | BiologieGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Structured population models in biology and epidemiology.DDC classification: 577.88015118 LOC classification: QH352 | .S77 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Population Models Structured by Age, Size, and Spatial Position -- Infinite ODE Systems Modeling Size-Structured Metapopulations, Macroparasitic Diseases, and Prion Proliferation -- Simple Models for the Transmission of Microparasites Between Host Populations Living on Noncoincident Spatial Domains -- Spatiotemporal Patterns of Disease Spread: Interaction of Physiological Structure, Spatial Movements, Disease Progression and Human Intervention -- Aggregation of Variables and Applications to Population Dynamics -- The Biofilm Model of Freter: A Review.
Summary: This book consists of six chapters written by leading researchers in mathematical biology. These chapters present recent and important developments in the study of structured population models in biology and epidemiology. Topics include population models structured by age, size, and spatial position; size-structured models for metapopulations, macroparasitc diseases, and prion proliferation; models for transmission of microparasites between host populations living on non-coincident spatial domains; spatiotemporal patterns of disease spread; method of aggregation of variables in population dynamics; and biofilm models. It is suitable as a textbook for a mathematical biology course or a summer school at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level. It can also serve as a reference book for researchers looking for either interesting and specific problems to work on or useful techniques and discussions of some particular problems.
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Population Models Structured by Age, Size, and Spatial Position -- Infinite ODE Systems Modeling Size-Structured Metapopulations, Macroparasitic Diseases, and Prion Proliferation -- Simple Models for the Transmission of Microparasites Between Host Populations Living on Noncoincident Spatial Domains -- Spatiotemporal Patterns of Disease Spread: Interaction of Physiological Structure, Spatial Movements, Disease Progression and Human Intervention -- Aggregation of Variables and Applications to Population Dynamics -- The Biofilm Model of Freter: A Review.

This book consists of six chapters written by leading researchers in mathematical biology. These chapters present recent and important developments in the study of structured population models in biology and epidemiology. Topics include population models structured by age, size, and spatial position; size-structured models for metapopulations, macroparasitc diseases, and prion proliferation; models for transmission of microparasites between host populations living on non-coincident spatial domains; spatiotemporal patterns of disease spread; method of aggregation of variables in population dynamics; and biofilm models. It is suitable as a textbook for a mathematical biology course or a summer school at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level. It can also serve as a reference book for researchers looking for either interesting and specific problems to work on or useful techniques and discussions of some particular problems.

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