UBC Math Biology Seminar: Fred Brauer

  • Date: 02/12/2020
  • Time: 13:45
Fred Brauer, UBC Math

University of British Columbia


A singular perturbation approach to epidemics of vector-transmitted disease.


In vector-borne epidemic models there is often a substantial difference between the vector (usually insects) and host (usually humans) time scales. This makes it possible to view the model as a singular perturbation problem and use the quasi-steady state (equilibrium for the vector population in terms of the host population) to decompose the model into two problems of lower dimension and obtain a final size estimate for the epidemic.

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Location: PIMS Seminar Room- ESB 4133