Martin Hutzenthaler

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Norovirus has become an important cause for infectious gastroenteritis. Particularly genotype II.4 (GII.4) has been shown to spread rapidly and causes worldwide pandemics. Emerging new strains evade population immunity and lead to high norovirus prevalence. Chronic infections have been described recently and will become more prevalent with increasing(More)
Stochastic differential equations are often simulated with the Monte Carlo Euler method. Convergence of this method is well understood in the case of globally Lipschitz continuous coefficients of the stochastic differential equation. The important case of superlinearly growing coefficients, however, remained an open question for a long time now. The main(More)
The stochastic Euler scheme is known to converge to the exact solution of a stochastic differential equation with globally Lipschitz coefficients and even with coefficients which grow at most linearly. For super-linearly growing coefficients convergence in the strong and numerically weak sense remained an open question. In this article we prove for many(More)
A continuous mass population model with local competition is constructed where every emigrant colonizes an unpopulated island. The population founded by an emigrant is modeled as excursion from zero of an one-dimensional diffusion. With this excursion measure, we construct a process which we call Virgin Island Model. A necessary and sufficient condition for(More)
Species introductions to new habitats can cause a decline in the population size of competing native species and consequently also in their genetic diversity. We are interested in why these adverse effects are weak in some cases whereas in others the native species declines to the point of extinction. While the introduction rate and the growth rate of the(More)
We describe the processes obtained by time reversal of a class of stationary jump diffusion processes that model the dynamics of genetic variation in populations subject to repeated bottlenecks. Assuming that only one lineage survives each bottleneck, the forward process is a diffusion on [0, 1] that jumps to the boundary before diffusing back into the(More)
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