Ottar Bjornstad

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Distinguished Professor, Entomology

Research Summary

Population ecology and population dynamics with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational aspects; disease ecology and biology; outbreak and persistence of infectious disease.

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Recent Publications

An integrated experimental and mathematical approach to inferring the role of food exploitation and interference interactions in shaping life history

Joncour, B., Nelson, W. A., Pak, D. & Bjørnstad, O. N., May 2022, In: Functional Ecology. 36, 5, p. 1098-1112 15 p.

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Incorporating diapause to predict the interannual dynamics of an important agricultural pest

Pak, D., Carran, S., Biddinger, D., Nelson, B. & Bjørnstad, O. N., Jul 2022, In: Population Ecology. 64, 3, p. 267-279 13 p.

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Assessing the asymptomatic proportion of SARS-CoV-2 infection with age in China before mass vaccination

Wang, Z., Wu, P., Wang, J., Lourenço, J., Li, B., Rader, B., Laine, M., Miao, H., Wang, L., Song, H., Bharti, N., Brownstein, J. S., Bjornstad, O. N., Dye, C. & Tian, H., Oct 12 2022, In: Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 19, 195, 20220498.

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Author Correction: The SEIRS model for infectious disease dynamics (Nature Methods, (2020), 17, 6, (557-558), 10.1038/s41592-020-0856-2)

Bjørnstad, O. N., Shea, K., Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. S., Mar 2021, In: Nature methods. 18, 3, p. 321 1 p.

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The ecological dynamics of the coronavirus epidemics during transmission from outside sources when R 0 is successfully managed below one

Engen, S., Tian, H., Yang, R., Bjørnstad, O. N., Whittington, J. D. & Stenseth, N. C., Jun 9 2021, In: Royal Society Open Science. 8, 6, 202234.

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Synergistic interventions to control COVID-19: Mass testing and isolation mitigates reliance on distancing

Howerton, E., Ferrari, M. J., Bjørnstad, O. N., Bogich, T. L., Borchering, R. K., Jewell, C. P., Nichols, J. D., Probert, W. J. M., Runge, M. C., Tildesley, M. J., Viboud, C. & Shea, K., Oct 2021, In: PLoS computational biology. 17, 10, e1009518.

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Immunological characteristics govern the transition of COVID-19 to endemicity

Lavine, J. S., Bjornstad, O. N. & Antia, R., Feb 12 2021, In: Science. 371, 6530, eabe6522.

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Vaccinating children against SARS-CoV-2

Lavine, J. S., Bjornstad, O. & Antia, R., May 13 2021, In: The BMJ. 373, n1197.

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A general model for the demographic signatures of the transition from pandemic emergence to endemicity

Li, R., Metcalf, C. J. E., Stenseth, N. C. & Bjørnstad, O. N., Aug 2021, In: Science Advances. 7, 33, eabf9040.

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Prioritizing vaccination by age and social activity to advance societal health benefits in Norway: a modelling study

Li, R., Bjørnstad, O. N. & Stenseth, N. C., Nov 2021, In: The Lancet Regional Health - Europe. 10, 100200.

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Switching vaccination among target groups to achieve improved long-lasting benefits

Li, R., Bjørnstad, O. N. & Stenseth, N. C., Jun 16 2021, In: Royal Society Open Science. 8, 6, 210292.

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Associations between changes in population mobility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and socioeconomic factors at the city level in China and country level worldwide: a retrospective, observational study

Liu, Y., Wang, Z., Rader, B., Li, B., Wu, C. H., Whittington, J. D., Zheng, P., Stenseth, N. C., Bjornstad, O. N., Brownstein, J. S. & Tian, H., Jun 2021, In: The Lancet Digital Health. 3, 6, p. e349-e359

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Strategic testing approaches for targeted disease monitoring can be used to inform pandemic decision-making

Nichols, J. D., Bogich, T. L., Howerton, E., Bjørnstad, O. N., Borchering, R. K., Ferrari, M., Haran, M., Jewell, C., Pepin, K. M., Probert, W. J. M., Pulliam, J. R. C., Runge, M. C., Tildesley, M., Viboud, C. & Shea, K., Jun 2021, In: PLoS biology. 19, 6, e3001307.

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Oviposition response of the biocontrol agent Rhinocyllus conicus to resource distribution in its invasive host, Carduus nutans

Sezen, Z., Bjørnstad, O. N. & Shea, K., Jan 2021, In: Biological Control. 152, 104369.

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Modeling infectious epidemics

Bjørnstad, O. N., Shea, K., Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N., May 1 2020, In: Nature methods. 17, 5, p. 455-456 2 p.

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