Ezio Venturino

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The author has recently proposed and investigated models for the study of interacting species subject to an additional factor, a disease spreading among one of them, that somehow affects the other one. The inadequacy of such a model comes from the basic assumption on the interacting species. It is well known that the cycles found in the Lotka-Volterra(More)
Transmissible diseases are known to induce remarkable major behavioral changes in predator-prey systems. However, little attention has been paid to model such situations. The latter would allow to predict useful applications in both dynamics and control. Here the Holling-Tanner model is revisited to account for the influence of a transmissible disease,(More)
A few spatiotemporal models of population dynamics are considered in relation to biological invasion and biological control. The patterns of spread in one and two spatial dimensions are studied by means of extensive numerical simulations. We show that, in the case that population multiplication is damped by the strong Allee effect (when the population(More)
OBJECTIVE A screening program was proposed for the village of Carcare (population 5700), located in a region of Italy with an apparently low prevalence of coeliac disease (CD): only 1 patient diagnosed out of 2557 inhabitants. The study group comprised 1002 individuals (568 F, 434 M, age range 13-90 years) recruited from blood donors, secondary school(More)
The structure of a network dramatically affects the spreading phenomena unfolding upon it. The contact distribution of the nodes has long been recognized as the key ingredient in influencing the outbreak events. However, limited knowledge is currently available on the role of the weight of the edges on the persistence of a pathogen. At the same time, recent(More)
OBJECTIVES To verify prognostic significance of high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) in 65 patients who underwent repeat biopsies with a mean follow-up of 36 months. METHODS In June 2007, after a retrospective revision of the biopsy reports that were performed between January 2002 and December 2006 because of prostate specific antigen(More)