Analytic models for the patchy spread of plant disease.

  title={Analytic models for the patchy spread of plant disease.},
  author={Benjamin M Bolker},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  volume={61 5},
Plant epidemiologists have long been concerned with the patchy nature of plant disease epidemics. This paper presents a new analytical model for patchy plant epidemics (and patchy dynamics in general), using a second-order approximation to capture the spatial dynamics in terms of the densities and spatial covariances of healthy and infected hosts. Using these spatial moment equations helps us to explain the dynamic growth of patchiness during the early phase of the epidemic, and how the… CONTINUE READING

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