Ottar Bjornstad

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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

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., Mar 2021, In: Nature methods. 18, 3, p. 321 1 p.

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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Vaccinating children against SARS-CoV-2

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

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

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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The SEIRS model for infectious disease dynamics

Bjørnstad, O. N., Shea, K., Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N., Jun 1 2020, In: Nature methods. 17, 6, p. 557-558 2 p.

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The duration of travel impacts the spatial dynamics of infectious diseases

Giles, J. R., Erbach-Schoenberg, E. Z., Tatem, A. J., Gardner, L., Bjørnstad, O. N., Metcalf, C. J. E. & Wesolowski, A., Sep 8 2020, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 36, p. 22572-22579 8 p.

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Identifying age cohorts responsible for peste des petits ruminants virus transmission among sheep, goats, and cattle in northern Tanzania

Herzog, C. M., de Glanville, W. A., Willett, B. J., Cattadori, I. M., Kapur, V., Hudson, P. J., Buza, J., Swai, E. S., Cleaveland, S. & Bjørnstad, O. N., 2020, In: Viruses. 12, 2, 186.

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Peste des petits ruminants Virus Transmission Scaling and Husbandry Practices That Contribute to Increased Transmission Risk: An Investigation among Sheep, Goats, and Cattle in Northern Tanzania

Herzog, C. M., de Glanville, W. A., Willett, B. J., Cattadori, I. M., Kapur, V., Hudson, P. J., Buza, J., Swai, E. S., Cleaveland, S. & Bjørnstad, O. N., Sep 2020, In: Viruses. 12, 9, 930.

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