Ecology of Infectious Diseases in Natural Populations by B. T. Grenfell, A. P. Dobson

By B. T. Grenfell, A. P. Dobson

This booklet is the 1st significant synthesis of concept and empirical wisdom concerning the ecology and epidemiology of infectious ailments in common, unmanaged, animal and plant populations. through the ebook, the members improve a discussion among the styles saw in empirical stories of affliction in normal populations and the mathematical types used to dissect and view the saw epidemiological styles. The ebook is split right into a variety of stories and staff reviews via specialists in numerous fields. sections synthesize vital matters in relation to the dynamics of microparasites and macroparasites, whereas the others speak about spatial styles in ailment dynamics and the evolutionary biology of parasites, pathogens and their hosts. This booklet should be of use to graduate scholars and experts in mathematical biology and epidemiology.

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