Ottar Bjornstad

Ottar Bjornstad

Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology; Adjunct Professor in Statistics

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Population ecology and population dynamics with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational aspects

Most Recent Papers

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

Samit Bhattacharyya, Matthew J. Ferrari, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 2018, Epidemics on p. 64-70

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. Bjørnstad, Bryan T. Grenfell, 2018, PLoS One

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

Geographic variation in forest composition and precipitation predict the synchrony of forest insect outbreaks

Kyle J. Haynes, Andrew M. Liebhold, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Andrew J. Allstadt, Randall S. Morin, 2018, Oikos on p. 634-642

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

Quantitative evolutionary patterns in bipartite networks

Laura Russo, Adam D. Miller, John Tooker, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Katriona Shea, 2018, Methods in Ecology and Evolution on p. 761-772

Differences in the population structure of Neisseria meningitidis in two Australian states

Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Christopher A. Mullally, Peter C. Richmond, Benjamin P. Howden, Kerrie Stevens, David J. Speers, Anthony D. Keil, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Timothy T. Perkins, Charlene M. Kahler, 2017, PloS one

The geography of spatial synchrony

Jonathan A. Walter, Lawrence W. Sheppard, Thomas L. Anderson, Jude H. Kastens, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Andrew M. Liebhold, Daniel C. Reuman, 2017, Ecology Letters on p. 801-814

Essential information

Shou Li Li, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Matthew J. Ferrari, Riley Mummah, Michael C. Runge, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, Michael J. Tildesley, William J.M. Probert, Katriona Shea, 2017, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 5659-5664

The importance of temperature fluctuations in understanding mosquito population dynamics and malaria risk

Lindsay M. Beck-Johnson, William A. Nelson, Krijn P. Paaijmans, Andrewf Read, Matthew B. Thomas, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 2017, Royal Society Open Science

Recent High-Impact Papers

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

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

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 F. Read, Matthew B. Thomas, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 2013, PLoS One

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

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

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

Jennie S. Lavine, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 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. Bjørnstad, 2010, Journal of Animal Ecology on p. 462-470

Imperfect vaccine-induced immunity and whooping cough transmission to infants

Jennie Lavine, Hélène Broutin, Eric T. Harvill, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 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, A. F. Read, O. N. Bjørnstad, 2011, Science on p. 984-988

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

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

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

Geographic variation in North American gypsy moth cycles

Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Christelle Robinet, Andrew M. Liebhold, 2010, Ecology on p. 106-118