Structured Population Models in Biology and Epidemiology

  • Pierre Magal
  • Shigui Ruan

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1936)

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About this book


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.


Structured population model aggregation of variables biofilm model biology dynamics epidemiology mathematical biology metapopulation ordinary differential equation parasites population population dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Magal
    • 1
  • Shigui Ruan
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Le HavreLe HavreFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78272-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78273-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
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