Mark A. Lewis

  • The book presents nine mini-courses from a summer school, Dynamics of Biological Systems, held at the University of Alberta in 2016, as part of the prestigious seminar series: Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures (SMS). It includes new and significant contributions in the field of Dynamical Systems and their applications in Biology, Ecology, and Medicine.

    The chapters of this book cover a wide range of mathematical methods and biological applications. They
    -       explain the process of mathematical modelling of biological systems with many examples,
    -       introduce advanced methods from dynamical systems theory,
    -       present many examples of the use of mathematical modelling to gain biological insight
    -       discuss innovative methods for the analysis of biological processes,
    -       contain extensive lists of references, which allow interested readers to continue the research on their own.
    Integrating the theory of dynamical systems with biological modelling, the book will appeal to researchers and graduate students in Applied Mathematics and Life Sciences.  

  • with foreword by Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USAThis book critiques U.S. public policy about communication and offers guidelines to improve public safety and create strong democratic communities. The lack of effective emergency communication, basic information about health care, education, jobs and the economy, and civic life is at a crisis state, creating problems for the whole community, not just a vulnerable few. The Communications Crisis in America is not because of changing markets or new technology, it is the failure of public policy. The authors include economists, sociologists, journalists, lawyers and a diverse group of media and communication scholars, all offering an urgent call to action and difficult, but achievable steps forward.