Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (MBE)

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Pages: i - ii, Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2009      doi:10.3934/mbe.2009.6.2i

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Carlos Castillo-Chávez - School of Human Evolution and Social Change, PO Box 872402 Tempe, AZ 85287-2402, United States (email)
Christopher Kribs Zaleta - UTA Mathematics Dept., P.O. Box 19408, Arlington, TX 76019-0408, United States (email)
Yang Kuang - Department of Math & Statistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 - 1804, United States (email)
Baojun Song - Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, United States (email)

Abstract: Those of us who met the field of mathematical biology as a well-developed, flourishing, and rewarding discipline owe much to those who made it so. This special issue of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering is dedicated to two such pioneers: Fred Brauer and Karl Hadeler. Since retrospectives of both men have been published in other venues [1, 2], we will only summarize their contributions briefly here.
Fred Brauer obtained his Ph.D. from MIT in 1956 under Norman Levinson, and during a long tenure at the University of Wisconsin he co-wrote several texts on ordinary differential equations that have become classics. His research entered mathematical biology first through early studies in predator-prey systems and harvesting, both with and without delays. He then moved into mathematical epidemiology, and the text he co-authored with Carlos Castillo-Chavez in both these areas earlier this decade is already in wide use.

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