Diseases in Metapopulations: Some Theory

Julien Arino
Mathematics, University of Manitoba

(June 21, 2007 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Diseases in Metapopulations: Some Theory

Abstract

When modelling the spatial spread of infections, several paradigms are available. In densely populated areas, partial differential equations are very appropriate. In more sparsely populated zones, or for problems involving the spread between administrative units such as Counties, Provinces or Countries, metapopulations become an interesting alternative. Such models consist in a large number of differential equations coupled within multi-digraphs. I will discuss the general context of diseases in metapopulations, and present elements of a theorization of the domain.