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Title Structured population models in biology and epidemiology / Pierre Magal, Shigui Ruan, (eds.) ; with contributions by P. Auger ... [and others]
Published Berlin : Springer, [2008]


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Description xii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Lecture notes in mathematics. Mathematical biosciences subseries ; 1936
Lecture notes in mathematics. Mathematical biosciences subseries ; 1936
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1 Population Models Structured by Age, Size, -- and Spatial Position -- G.F. Webb 1 -- 2 Infinite ODE Systems Modeling Size-Structured -- Metapopulations, Macroparasitic Diseases, -- and Prion Proliferation -- M. Martcheva and H.R. Thieme 51 -- 3 Simple Models for the Transmission -- of Microparasites Between Host Populations Living -- on Noncoincident Spatial Domains -- W.-E. Fitzgibbon and M. Langlais 115 -- 4 Spatiotemporal Patterns of Disease Spread: Interaction -- of Physiological Structure, Spatial Movements, Disease -- Progression and Human Intervention -- S.A. Gourley, R. Liu, and J. Wu 165 -- 5 Aggregation of Variables and Applications to Population -- Dynamics -- P. Auger, R. Bravo de la Parra, J.-C. Poggiale, E. Sdnchez, -- and T. Nguyen-Huu 209 -- 6 The Biofilm Model of Freter: A Review -- M. Ballyk, D. Jones, and H.L. Smith 265
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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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Epidemiology -- Research -- Methodology.
Population biology -- Mathematical models.
Population Dynamics.
Biology -- methods.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Models, Theoretical.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Biological Science Disciplines.
Biology -- methods.
Delivery of Health Care.
Disciplines and Occupations
Environment and Public Health.
Epidemiologic Measurements.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Investigative Techniques.
Models, Theoretical.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Population Characteristics.
Population Dynamics.
Public Health.
Social Sciences.
Author Auger, Pierre.
Magal, Pierre.
Ruan, Shigui, 1963-
LC no. 2008921368
ISBN 3540782729 (paperback)
9783540782728 (paperback)
9783540782735 (ebk.)