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  • ISBN: 9780199688937
  • ISBN: 0199688931
  • Physical Description: 117 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Introduction -- Transmission at difference scales ... Read More
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Subject: Communicable Diseases.
Communicable diseases.
Communicable diseases > Epidemiology.
Communicable diseases > Genetic aspects.

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Infectious Disease: a Very Short Introduction
Infectious Disease: a Very Short Introduction
by Bolker, Benjamin; Wayne, Marta
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Infectious Disease: a Very Short Introduction

Ben Bolker is a theoretical ecologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Starting from degrees in physics and zoology and a general curiosity about biological populations that change through time, he has used mathematical and statistical tools to understand a wide range of ecological, evolutionary, and epidemiological systems. In particular, he has studied the dynamics of disease in organisms as diverse as humans, red grouse, gopher tortoises, and fruitflies. Following a Ph.D. at Cambridge University studying measles epidemics and a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton studying ecosystem carbon dynamics and competition among plant species, he was an assistant and associate professor at the University of Florida (where he developed his currenthyper-diverse range of interests) before moving to McMaster University.Marta Wayne is an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, USA. She first became interested in infectious diseases during her graduate work at Princeton University, when she found an intriguing pattern of molecular evolution in a viral resistance gene in fruit flies. She returned to the subject following a postdoctoral research fellowship in molecular quantitative genetics at North Carolina State University and later tenure at the University of Florida. Wayne ispart of a small but energetic group working to develop Drosophila melanogaster and its viruses as a model system to understand host-parasite coevolution. She is also interested in the dynamics of virus evolution in humans.


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