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Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Volume II: Epidemiology, Evolution and Ecology,Immunology, Neural Systems and the Brain, and Innovative Mathematical Methods

Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Volume II: Epidemiology, Evolution and Ecology,Immunology, Neural Systems and the Brain, and Innovative Mathematical Methods
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Title Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Volume II (EB) : Epidemiology, Evolution and Ecology,Immunology, Neural Systems and the Brain, and Innovative Mathematical Methods / edited by Andreas Deutsch, Rafael Bravo de la Parra, Rob J. de Boer, Odo Diekmann, Peter Jagers, Eva Kisdi, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Petr Lansky, Hans Metz.
Author Deutsch, Andreas
Added Personal Name Parra, Rafael Bravo de la
Boer, Rob J. de
Diekmann, Odo
Jagers, Peter
Kisdi, Eva
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
Publication Boston, MA : Birkhäuser , 2008.
Physical Details : online resource.
Series Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
ISBN 9780817645564
Summary Note This two-volume, interdisciplinary work is a unified presentation of a broad range of state-of-the-art topics in the rapidly growing field of mathematical modeling in the biological sciences. Highlighted throughout both works are mathematical and computational approaches to examine central problems in the life sciences, ranging from the organizational principles of individual cells to the dynamics of large populations. Volume I covers a number of areas, including: * Cellular Biophysics * Regulatory Networks * Developmental Biology * Biomedical Applications * Data Analysis and Model Validation Volume II examines a diverse range of subjects, including: * Epidemiology * Evolution and Ecology * Immunology * Neural Systems and the Brain * Innovative Mathematical Methods and Education Both volumes will be excellent reference texts for a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, and advanced students in this rapidly growing field at the intersection of applied mathematics, experimental biology and medicine, computational biology, biochemistry, computer science, and physics.:
Contents note Preface -- Part I. Epidemiology -- Could Low-Efficacy Malaria Vaccines Increase Secondary Infections in Endemic Areas? -- Modeling of the Invasion of a Fungal Disease Over a Vineyard -- Algorithm for Parameter Estimation in Nosocomial Infections -- Part II. Evolution and Ecology -- Evolutionarily Stable Investment in Anti-Predatory Defences and Aposematic Signalling -- The Tangled Nature Model of Evolutionary Ecology: An Overview -- Relative Advantage and Fundamental Theorems of Natural Selection -- Competitive Exclusion Between Year-Classes in a Semelparous Biennial Population -- On the Impact of Winter Conditions on the Dynamics of an Isolated Population -- Planning for Biodiversity Conservation Using Stochastic Programming -- A Diffusion-Reaction Model of a Mixed-Culture Biofilm Arising in Food Safety Studies -- The Periodical Population Dynamics of Lottery Models with Effect of Undeveloped Seeds -- Part III. Immunology -- An Automata-Based Microscopic Model Inspired by the Clonal Expansion -- Th1âTh2 Regulation and Allergy: Bifurcation Analysis of the Non-Autonomous System -- Architechture of Randomly Evolving Idiotypic Networks -- Analysis of Infection Mortality by Means of the Individualized Risk Model -- Part IV. Neural Systems and the Brain -- Neuromorphological Phenotyping in Transgenic Mice: A Multiscale Fractal Analysis -- A Quantitative Model of ATP-Mediated Calcium Wave Propagation in Astrocyte Networks -- Dynamics of Neural Fields with Distributed Transmission Speeds -- Estimation of Differential Entropy for Positive Random Variables and Its Application in Computational Neuroscience -- Dynamics of Integrate-and-Fire Models -- A Monte Carlo Method Used for the Identification of the Muscle Spindle -- Mechanisms of Coincidence Detection in the Auditory Brainstem: Examples -- Basic Principles of Organization of Human Brain Medium and Thinking Processes: Conceptual Presentation -- Multi-Scale Analysis of Brain Surface Data -- The Spike Generation Processes: A Case for Low Level Computation -- Part V. Innovative Mathematical Methods and Education -- Offdiagonal Complexity: A Computationally Quick Network Complexity MeasureâApplication to Protein Networks and Cell Division -- An Analytically Solvable Asymptotic Model of Atrial Excitability -- A Bayesian Approach to the Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction -- A Model of Poplar (Populus sp.) Physiology and Morphology Based on Relational Growth Grammars -- Asymptotic Behavior of a Two-Dimensional KellerâSegel Model with and Without Density Control -- Saturation Effects in Population Dynamics: Use Branching Processes or Dynamical Systems? -- Modelling and Simulation by Stochastic Interacting Particle Systems -- Teaching Mathematical Biology in a Summer School for Undergraduates -- Index. .
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