Modeling biological invasion: The case of dengue and mangrove

Koh Hock Lye, Teh Su Yean, Ahmad Izani Ahmad, Donald L. DeAngelis

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It is well known that organism invades territory in the form of wave fronts whose characteristics are determined primarily by environmental conditions such as hydrology, salinity, climate, carrying capacity and resource. In this invited paper, we will consider two ecosystems, one comprising mosquitoes of the species Aedes aegypti that are the vector of dengue fever while the second consists of coastal ecosystem composed of mixtures of mangrove and hardwood hammocks in south Florida. Their dispersal dynamics modeled by simulations DEER and MANHAM will be discussed. Implications regarding approaches for the eradication of A. aegypti and the replanting or recovery of coastal mangrove forests will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mathematical Biology 2007, ICMB07
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventInternational Conference on Mathematical Biology, ICMB 2007 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: Sep 4 2007Sep 6 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Conference on Mathematical Biology, ICMB 2007


  • DEER
  • Dengue
  • Invasion
  • Mangrove

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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