Maritime Transport and the Threat of Bio Invasion and the Spread of Infectious Disease

  • William FitzgibbonEmail author
  • Jeffrey Morgan
  • Glenn Webb
  • Yixiang Wu
Part of the Computational Methods in Applied Sciences book series (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 54)


We overview the threat that shipping poses for the invasive spread of non-indigenous species and spread of infectious disease, focusing in particular on invasions of the aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus mosquitos and their role in the spread of infectious disease. We conclude with a brief discussion of the computational prediction of these processes.


Biological invasion Infectious disease Aedes aegypti Aedes ablopictus Vector borne disease Spatio-temporal dispersion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Fitzgibbon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeffrey Morgan
    • 2
  • Glenn Webb
    • 3
  • Yixiang Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Engineering Technology and MathematicsUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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