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Mathematical Biosciences Subseries

Structured Population Models in Biology and Epidemiology

Editors: Magal, Pierre, Ruan, Shigui (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

Pierre Magal is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Le Havre, France. He received the Ph.D. degree (1996) in applied mathematics from the University of Pau, France and the HDR (2003) in applied mathematics from the University of Le Havre, France. His research interests include semigroup theory, population dynamics, and mathematical biology.

Shigui Ruan is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA. He received the Ph.D. degree (1992) in applied mathematics from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He was a Junior Fellow at the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada in1992-1993 and a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada in 1993-1994. From 1994 to 2002, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. His research interests are Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Mathematical Biology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Population Models Structured by Age, Size, and Spatial Position

    Webb, G. F.

    Pages 1-49

  • Infinite ODE Systems Modeling Size-Structured Metapopulations, Macroparasitic Diseases, and Prion Proliferation

    Martcheva, M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-113

  • Simple Models for the Transmission of Microparasites Between Host Populations Living on Noncoincident Spatial Domains

    Fitzgibbon, W. -E. (et al.)

    Pages 115-164

  • Spatiotemporal Patterns of Disease Spread: Interaction of Physiological Structure, Spatial Movements, Disease Progression and Human Intervention

    Gourley, S. A. (et al.)

    Pages 165-208

  • Aggregation of Variables and Applications to Population Dynamics

    Auger, P. (et al.)

    Pages 209-263

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structured Population Models in Biology and Epidemiology
Editors
  • Pierre Magal
  • Shigui Ruan
Series Title
Mathematical Biosciences Subseries
Series Volume
1936
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78273-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78273-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-78272-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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