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Mathematics of Climate Change and Mosquito-borne Disease Dynamics

Abstract The role of climate change, as measured in terms of changes in the climatology of geophysical variables (such as temperature and rainfall), on the global distribution and burden of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) remains a subject of considerable debate. This dissertation attempts to contribute to this debate via the use of mathematical (compartmental) modeling and statistical data analysis. In particular, the objective is to find suitable values and/or ranges of the climate variables considered (typically temperature and rainfall) for maximum vector abundance and consequently, maximum transmission intensity of the disease(s) they cause.

Motivated by the fact that understanding the dynamics of disease vector is crucial to understanding the t... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Okuneye, Kamaldeen Olatunde (Author) / Gumel, Abba B (Advisor) / Kuang, Yang (Committee member) / Smith, Hal (Committee member) / Thieme, Horst (Committee member) / Nagy, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics / Climate change / Malaria / Dengue / Chikungunya / Zika virus / Mathematical analysis / Mosquito / Reproduction number / Vector-borne disease
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 230 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Applied Mathematics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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