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A general framework for threshold parameters in population dynamics is developed using the concept of target reproduction numbers. This framework identies reproduction numbers and other threshold parameters in the literature in terms of their roles in population control. The framework is applied...
Modelling Mountain Pine Beetle Population Dynamics and Management: A Case Study from the Cypress HillsDownload
Outbreaks of insects are one of the main sources of disturbance in North American pine forests. The huge economic and ecological consequences of these outbreaks emphasize the need for effective pest management. For example, the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae, Hopkins 1902) has...
Modelling and control of hemodialysis systems for better treatment management of Chronic Kidney Disease patientsDownload
Kidneys are essential organs located on either side of the vertebral column which perform several essential bodily functions. When there is a gradual, permanent loss of basic kidney functions, a person is said to have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD has been identified to be a global public...
People seldom question the work that goes into producing numbers and less often ask what work it is that numbers do to grab our attention, affect how we communicate, change our own work, thinking, and how this organizes society. In this dissertation I share results of my investigation into the...
In this study, we explore how the functional response framework can be imple- mented in pest management. Here, managers take the role of predators foraging on pests and facing monetary costs for survey and control in a spatial domain where the pest distribution and control strategy do not have to...