Ottar Bjornstad

Ottar Bjornstad

Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology; Adjunct Professor in Statistics

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Most Recent Papers

Geographic transmission hubs of the 2009 influenza pandemic in the United States

Stephen M. Kissler, Julia R. Gog, Cécile Viboud, Vivek Charu, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Lone Simonsen, Bryan T. Grenfell, 2019, Epidemics on p. 86-94

Climate-driven variation in mosquito density predicts the spatiotemporal dynamics of dengue

Ruiyun Li, Lei Xu, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Keke Liu, Tie Song, Aifang Chen, Bing Xu, Qiyong Liu, Nils C. Stenseth, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 3624-3629

Asymmetric interactions and their consequences for vital rates and dynamics

W. A. Nelson, B. Joncour, D. Pak, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2019, Ecology

Quantifying spatio-temporal variation of invasion spread

Joshua Goldstein, Jaewoo Park, Murali Haran, Andrew Liebhold, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2019, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Spatial synchrony in sub-arctic geometrid moth outbreaks reflects dispersal in larval and adult life cycle stages

Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Michel d.S. Mesquita, Rolf Anker Ims, 2019, Journal of Animal Ecology

Urbanization and humidity shape the intensity of influenza epidemics in U.S. cities

Benjamin D. Dalziel, Stephen Kissler, Julia R. Gog, Cecile Viboud, Ottar N. Bjornstad, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Bryan T. Grenfell, 2018, Science on p. 75-79

Species interactions may help explain the erratic periodicity of whooping cough dynamics

Samit Bhattacharyya, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2018, Epidemics on p. 64-70

Urbanization prolongs hantavirus epidemics in cities

Huaiyu Tian, Shixiong Hu, Bernard Cazelles, Gerardo Chowell, Lidong Gao, Marko Laine, Yapin Li, Huisuo Yang, Yidan Li, Qiqi Yang, Xin Tong, Ru Huang, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Hong Xiao, Nils Chr Stenseth, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 4707-4712

Analysis of multi-level spatial data reveals strong synchrony in seasonal influenza epidemics across Norway, Sweden, and Denmark

Sinead E. Morris, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio, Cécile Viboud, Amy Wesolowski, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Bryan T. Grenfell, 2018, PloS one

The impact of the introduced Digitonthophagus gazella on a native dung beetle community in Brazil during 26 years

Walter Mesquita Filho, Carlos A.H. Flechtmann, Wesley A.C. Godoy, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2018, Biological Invasions on p. 963-979

Recent High-Impact Papers

The effect of temperature on Anopheles mosquito population dynamics and the potential for malaria transmission

Lindsay M. Beck-Johnson, William A. Nelson, Krijn P. Paaijmans, Andrew Fraser Read, Matthew Brian Thomas, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2013, PloS one

Natural immune boosting in pertussis dynamics and the potential for long-term vaccine failure

Jennie S. Lavine, Aaron A. King, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 7259-7264

Seasonality and comparative dynamics of six childhood infections in pre-vaccination Copenhagen

C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Bryan T. Grenfell, Viggo Andreasen, 2009, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 4111-4118

Spatial Transmission of 2009 Pandemic Influenza in the US

Julia R. Gog, Sébastien Ballesteros, Cécile Viboud, Lone Simonsen, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Jeffrey Shaman, Dennis L. Chao, Farid Khan, Bryan T. Grenfell, 2014, PLoS computational biology

Short-lived immunity against pertussis, age-specific routes of transmission, and the utility of a teenage booster vaccine

Jennie S. Lavine, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio, Jann Storsaeter, 2012, Vaccine on p. 544-551

The effect of seasonality, density and climate on the population dynamics of Montana deer mice, important reservoir hosts for Sin Nombre hantavirus

Angela D. Luis, Richard J. Douglass, James N. Mills, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2010, Journal of Animal Ecology on p. 462-470

Recurrent insect outbreaks caused by temperature-driven changes in system stability

William A. Nelson, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Takehiko Yamanaka, 2013, Science on p. 796-799

Imperfect vaccine-induced immunity and whooping cough transmission to infants

Jennie Lavine, Hélène Broutin, Eric Thomas Harvill, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2010, Vaccine on p. 11-16

Partitioning regulatory mechanisms of within-host malaria dynamics using the effective propagation number

C. J.E. Metcalf, A. L. Graham, S. Huijben, V. C. Barclay, G. H. Long, B. T. Grenfell, Andrew Fraser Read, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2011, Science on p. 984-988

Geographical variation in the spatial synchrony of a forest-defoliating insect

Kyle J. Haynes, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Andrew J. Allstadt, Andrew M. Liebhold, 2013, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences