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Twitter users change word usage according to conversation-partner social identity (2015), Tamburinni, N., Cinirrella, M., Jansen, V.A.A., Bryden, J. Social Networks 40, 84-89. (pdf)



Five challenges in evolution and infectious diseases. Metcalf, CJE, Birger, R, Funk, S, Kouyos, RD, Lloyd-Smith, JO, Jansen, VAA



Ebola: the power of behaviour change. S Funk, GM Knight, VAA Jansen. Nature 515 (7528), 492-49


SPI-23 of S. Derby: Role in adherence and invasion of porcine tissues.  Hayward, M.R, AbuOun, M., La Ragione, R. M., Tchórzewska, M. A., Cooley, W. A., Everest, D. J., Petrovska, L., Jansen, V. A. A. & Woodward, M. J. PLoS One. 9, 9, e10785. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107857 [pdf]


Protection Versus Pathology in Aviremic and High Viral Load HIV-2 Infection—The Pivotal Role of Immune Activation and T-cell Kinetics

 A Hegedus, S Nyamweya, Y Zhang, S Govind, R Aspinall, A Mashanova VAA Jansem, H Whittle, A Jaye, KL Flanagan, DC Macallan. Journal of Infectious Diseases (2014),  DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiu165


Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure (2013) Bryden, J. Gill, R. , Mitton, R.A.A., Raine, N. E., Jansen, V. A. A. Ecology Letters. doi:10.1111/ele.12188 [PDF]


Comparative genomics of Salmonella enterica serovars Derby and Mbandaka, two prevalent serovars associated with different livestock species in the UK (2013). Hayward, M.R., Jansen V.A.A and Woodward, M.J. BMC Genomics 14: 365 [PDF

Word usage mirrors community structure in the online social network Twitter (2013) Bryden, J., Funk, S. and Jansen, V.A.A. EPJ Data Science 2: 3 [PDF]

 Threats to an ecosystem service: pressures on pollinators (2013) Vanbergen, Adam J.; Baude, Mathilde; Biesmeijer, Jacobus C.; Britton, Nicholas F.; Brown, Mark J F; Brown, Mike; Bryden, John; Budge, Giles E.; Carvell, Claire; Challinor, Andrew J.; Connolly, Christopher N.; Evans, David J.; Feil, Edward J.; Garratt, Mike P.; Greco, Mark K.; Heard, Matthew S.; Jansen, Vincent A. A.; Keeling, Matt J.; Kunin, William E.; Marris, Gay C.; Memmott, Jane; Murray, James T.; Nicolson, Susan W.; Osborne, Juliet L.; Paxton, Robert J.; Pirk, Christian W. W.; Polce, Chiara; Potts, Simon G.; Priest, Nicholas K.; Raine, Nigel E.; Roberts, Stuart; Ryabov, Eugene V.; Shafir, Sharoni; Shirley, Mark D. F.; Simpson, Stephen J.; Stevenson, Philip C.; Stone, Graham N.; Termansen, Mette; Wright, Geraldine A.In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11: 251–259 [PDF]

The Talk of the Town: Modelling the Spread of Information and Changes in Behaviour. Funk, S.  and Jansen, V.A.A. (2013) In: Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases. (P.Manfredi and A d'Onofrio, eds). Springer, pp 93-102 [PDF]


A generalized functional response for predators that switch between multiple prey species (2013) Van Leeuwen, E ; Brännström, A; Jansen, V A A; Dieckmann, U; Rossberg, A G. Journal of Theoretical Biology 328:89-98 (pdf)(preprint version with supplementary material)


Models in the management of animal diseases (Book review). Jansen VAA. Journal of Helminthology, 86: 386. (pdf)

 An evolutionary mechanism for diversity in siderophore-producing bacteria (2012) Lee, W., van Baalen, M., Jansen, VAA. Ecology Letters 15: 119–125 [PDF]

Comment on: “Lévy walks evolve through interaction between movement and environmental complexity” (2012) Jansen VAA, Mashanova A. and  Petrovskii, S. Science 335, 918 [PDF]. Supplementary material: [PDF]



Variation in individual walking behaviour creates the impression of a Levy flight. Petrovskii, S., Mashanova A. and Jansen VAA. (2011) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108: 8704-8707.[pdf][Epublication at][Supporting information]

On Kin and Group Selection, and the Haystack Model. Jansen VAA (2011). In: The mathematics of Darwin's legacy. Chalub, F. A. C. C.; Rodrigues, J. F. (Eds.) Springer, Basel. [PDF]

Population Biology and Criticality. Stollenwerk N. and Jansen, VAA. (2011) Imperial College Press, London.  224pp.

Evolution in structured populations: beyond the kin/group debate. Lion, S, Jansen VAA and Day, T. (2011) Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26: 193-201 [PDF

Stability in flux: community structure in dynamic networks. Bryden J, Funk S, Geard N, Bullock S, Jansen VAA (2011) Journal of the Royal Society Interface 8 (60): 1031-1040. [Epub (Open Access)]


 Modelling the influence of human behaviour on the spread of infectious diseases: a review. Funk, S., Salathé, M. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2010) Journal of the Royal Society Interface

The impact of clonal mixing on the evolution of social behaviour in aphids. Bryden, J. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2010). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277, 1651-1657. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1876pdf

Interacting epidemics on overlay networks. Funk, S. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2010) Physical Review E. 81: 036118 [PDF]

Endemic disease, awareness, and local behavioural response. Funk, S., Gilad, E. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2010) Journal of Theoretical Biology. 264(2): 501-509 [PDF][Supporting information]

Evolutionary consequences of a search image. van Leeuwen, E. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2010) Theoretical Population Biology.  77(1): 49-55 [PDF

Evidence for intermittency and a truncated power law from highly resolved aphid movement data. Mashanova, A., Oliver, T.H. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2010) Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 7(42):99-108 [PDF




The spread of awareness and its impact on epidemic outbreaks. Funk, S., Gilad, E., Watkins, C. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2009) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106(16):6872-6877 [PDF] [Corrected Fig. 2] [Supporting information] [Simulation movies]

To age, to die: parity, evolutionary tracking and Cole's paradox. Zeineddine, M. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2009) Evolution 63: 1498-1507. [PDF

Quantitative models of In Vitro bacteriophage–host dynamics and their application to phage therapy.  Cairns, B.J, Timms, A.R., Jansen, V.A.A., Connerton, I.F. and Payne R.J.H. (2009) PLoS Pathogens 5: e1000253.  [PDF




Jansen, V.A.A., Turelli, M. and Godfray, H.C.J. (2008) Stochastic spread of Wolbachia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275:2769-2776 [PDF]

Alizon S, Kucera M and Jansen V.A.A (2008) Competition between cryptic species explains variations in rates of lineage evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 105: 12382-12386[PDF]

Mashanova, A, Gange, A.C. and Jansen, V.A.A. (2008) Density-dependent dispersal may explain the mid-season crash in some aphid populations. Population Ecology [PDF]

Ives, A.R, Einarsson, A., Jansen, V.A.A  and Gardarsson A. (2008). High-amplitude fluctuations and alternative dynamical states of midges in Lake Myvatn. Nature 452: 84-87 [PDF]

Jansen, V.A.A (2008) Theoretical Ecology: Principles and Applications, third ed. (Book review). Mathematical Biosciences 212: 188-189 [PDF] 




Oliver T.H., Mashanova A., Leather S.R., Cooke J.M. and Jansen V.A.A. (2007) Ant semiochemicals limit apterous aphid dispersal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274 (1629): 3127-3131. [PDF]

Stollenwerk , N.and V.A.A. Jansen (2007) Criticality in Epidemiology. In: "Complex Population Dynamics: Nonlinear Modeling in Ecology, Epidemiology and Genetics" (Eds: B. Blasius, L. Stone, J. Kurths). World Scientifc Lecture Notes in Complex Systems (2007) [PDF]

Jansen V.A.A. and Vitalis R. (2007) The evolution of dispersal in a Levins' type metapopulation model. Evolution 61: 2386-2397  [PDF] [PDF with appendices included]

Van Leeuwen, E., Jansen, V.A.A. and Bright, P.W. (2007) How population dynamics shape the functional response in a one-predator–two-prey system. Ecology 88:1571–1581 [PDF] [ Supplementary Material]




Van Baalen M. and Jansen V.A.A. (2006) Kinds of kindness: classifying the causes of altruism and cooperation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 1377-1379 [PDF]

Schneeberger A. and Jansen V.A.A. (2006) The estimation of dispersal rates using the covariance of local populations Ecological Modelling 196: 434-446 [PDF]

Jansen V.A.A., van Baalen M. (2006) Altruism through beard chromodynamics Nature 440: 663-666 [PDF]




Moxon E.R. and Jansen V.A.A. (2005) Phage variation: understanding the behaviour of an accidental pathogen Trends in Microbiology 13: 563-565 [PDF]

Jansen V.A.A. and N. Stollenwerk(2005) Modelling Measles Outbreaks. In: Branching Processes: Variation, Growth and Extinction of Populations. (Eds.: P. Haccou, P. Jagers and V. Vatutin). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [PDF]

Zeineddine M., Jansen V.A.A. (2005) The evolution of stability in a competitive system. Journal of Theoretical Biology 236: 208-215 [PDF]

Sabelis M.W., Janssen A., Diekmann O., Jansen V.A.A., Van Gool E. and Van Baalen M. (2005) Global persistence despite local extinction in acarine predator-prey systems: Lessons from experimental and mathematical exercises. Advances in Ecological Research 37: 183-220. [PDF]

Jansen V.A.A. and Stumpf M.P.H. (2005) Making sense of evolution in an uncertain world Science 309: 2005-2007 [PDF]

Jansen V.A.A., Korthals Altes H., Funk G.A., Wodarz D. (2005) Contrasting B cell- and T cell-based protective vaccines. Journal of Theoretical Biology 234: 39-48 [PDF]

Funk G.A., Jansen V.A., Bonhoeffer S., Killingback T. (2005) Spatial models of virus-immune dynamics. J Theor Biol. 233: 221-36 [PDF]

Guinea F., Jansen V.A.A., Stollenwerk N. (2005) Statistics of infections with diversity in the pathogenicity Biophysical Chemistry 115: 181-185. 221-36 [PDF]




M.B. Bonsall, V.A.A. Jansen and M.P. Hassell (2004) Life history trade-offs assemble ecological guilds. Science 306: 111-114 [PDF ]

N. Stollenwerk, M.C.J. Maiden and V.A.A. Jansen (2004) Diversity in pathogenicity can cause outbreaks of meningococcal disease. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101: 10229-10234 [PDF]

E.L. Berlow, A-M Neutel, J.E. Cohen, P. De Ruiter, B. Ebenman, M. Emmerson, J.W. Fox, V.A.A. Jansen, I. Jones, T. Jonsson, G.D. Kokkoris, D.O. Logofet, A.J. McKane, J.M. Montoya, O. Petchey, and D.G. Raffaelli. (2004) Interaction strengths in food webs, issues and opportunities. Journal of Animal Ecology, 73: 585-598 [PDF]

A.L. Lloyd and V.A.A. Jansen (2004) Spatiotemporal dynamics of epidemics: synchrony in metapopulation models. Mathematical Biosciences, 188, 1-16 [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen (2004) De wiskunde van kat en muis (2004) In: De wiskundige kat, de biologische muis en de jacht op inzicht. (Eds. H. Heesterbeek, O.Diekmann, H. Metz) Epsilon, Utrecht. pp 167-191 [PDF]

J.Masel and V.A.A. Jansen (2004) Masel J, Jansen VAA Prion kinetics Biophysical Journal 87: 728-728 [PDF]




N. Stollenwerk and V.A.A. Jansen (2003) Evolution towards criticality in an epidemiological model for meningococcal disease. Physics Letters A 317, 87-96 [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen, N. Stollenwerk, H.J. Jensen, M.E. Ramsay, W.J. Edmunds and C.J. Rhodes (2003) Measles outbreaks in a population with declining vaccine uptake. Science 301, 804 [PDF] [supplementary material]

D. Wodarz and V.A.A. Jansen (2003) A dynamical perspective of CTL cross-priming and regulation: implications for cancer immunology. Immunology Letters, 86, 213-227 [PDF]

N. Stollenwerk and V.A.A. Jansen (2003) Meningitis, pathogenicity near criticality: the epidemiology of meningococcal disease as a model for accidental pathogens. Journal of theoretical Biology 222, 347-359 [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen and G.D. Kokkoris (2003) Complexity and stability revisited. Ecology Letters 6, 498-502 [PDF]

R.J.H. Payne and V.A.A. Jansen (2003) Pharmacokinetic principles of bacteriophage therapy. Clinical Pharmacokinetics 42, 315-325 [View abstract]

M. van Baalen and V.A.A. Jansen (2003) Common language or Tower of Babel? On the evolutionary dynamics of signals and their meanings. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 270, 69-76 [PDF]




M.P.H. Stumpf, Z. Laidlaw and V.A.A. Jansen (2002) Herpes viruses hedge their bets. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 99, 15234-15237 [PDF]

D.C. Krakauer and V.A.A. Jansen (2002) Red queen dynamics of protein translation. J. Theor. Biol. 218, 97-109 [PDF]

S. Gandon, M. van Baalen and V.A.A. Jansen (2002) Evolution of parasite virulence, superinfection and host resistance. The American Naturalist 159, 658-669 [PDF]

G.D. Kokkoris, V.A.A. Jansen, M. Loreau and A.Y. Troumbis (2002) Variability in interaction strength and implications for biodiversity. Journal of Animal Ecology 71, 362-373 [PDF]

H. Korthals Altes, D.Wodarz and V.A.A. Jansen (2002) The dual role of CD4 T helper cells in the infection dynamics of HIV and their importance for vaccination. Journal of Theoretical Biology 214, 633-646 [PDF]

R.J.H. Payne and V.A.A. Jansen (2002) Evidence for a phage proliferation threshold? Journal of Virology 76 (24): 13123-13123 [PDF]




M. van Baalen and V.A.A. Jansen (2001) Dangerous liaisons: the ecology of private interest and common good. Oikos 95, 211-224 [PDF]

H. Korthals Altes, D.A. Price and V.A.A. Jansen (2001) Effector cytotoxic T lymphocyte numbers induced by vaccination should exceed levels in chronic infection for protection from HIV. Vaccine 20, 3-6 [PDF]

D. Wodarz and V.A.A. Jansen (2001) The role of T cell help for anti-viral CTL responses. Journal of theoretical Biology 211, 419-432. [PDF]

S. Gandon, V.A.A. Jansen and M. van Baalen (2001) Host life-history and the evolution of parasite virulence. Evolution 55, 1056-1062 [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen (2001) The dynamics of two diffusively coupled predator-prey systems. Theoretical Population Biology 59, 119-131. [PDF]

J. Masel and V.A.A. Jansen (2001) The measured level of prion infectivity varies in a predictable way according to the aggregation state of the infectious agent. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Molecular Basis of Disease 1535, 164-173. [PDF]

R.J.H. Payne and V.A.A. Jansen (2001) Understanding bacteriophage therapy as a density-dependent kinetic process. Journal of theoretical Biology 208, 37-48.[PDF]

N. Mouquet, G.S.E.E. Mulder, V.A.A. Jansen and M. Loreau (2001) The properties of competitive communities with coupled local and regional dynamics. In: Dispersal (E. Danchin, J. Clobert, J. Nichols and A. D'Hondt, eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford. [PDF]




A.R. Ives, K. Gross and V.A.A. Jansen (2000) Periodic mortality events in predator-prey systems. Ecology 81, 3330-3340. [PDF]

J. Masel and V.A.A. Jansen (2000) Designing drugs to stop the accumulation of prions and other amyloids. Biophysical Chemistry 88, 47-59. [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen and A.L. Lloyd (2000) Local stability analysis of spatially homogeneous solutions of multi-patch systems. Journal of Mathematical Biology 41, 232-252. [PDF]

R.J.H. Payne and V.A.A. Jansen (2000) Phage therapy; the peculiar kinetics of self-replicating pharmaceuticals. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 68, 225-230. [PDF]

M.A. Nowak, J.B. Plotkin and V.A.A. Jansen (2000) The evolution of syntactic communication. Nature 404, 495-498. [PDF]

H. Korthals Altes and V.A.A. Jansen (2000) Intra-host competition between nef-defective escape mutants and wild-type human immunodefiency virus type 1. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 267, 183-191. [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen and A.M de Roos (2000) The role of space in reducing predator-prey cycles.  In: The Geometry of Ecological Interactions: Simplifying Spatial Complexity. (U. Dieckmann, R. Law and J.A.J. Metz, eds). Cambridge University Press (2000)[PDF]




V.A.A. Jansen and G.S.E.E. Mulder (1999) Evolving biodiversity Ecology Letters 2, 379-386. [PDF]

J. Masel and V.A.A. Jansen (1999) The kinetics of Proteinase K digestion of linear polymers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 266, 1927-1931 (1999). [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen (1999) Phase locking: another cause of synchronicity in predator-prey systems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14, 278-279. [PDF]

J. Masel, V.A.A. Jansen and M.A. Nowak (1999) Quantifying the kinetic parameters of prion replication.  Biophysical Chemistry 77, 139-152 (1999).[PDF]

D. Wodarz, A.L. Lloyd, V.A.A. Jansen and M.A. Nowak (1999) Dynamics of macrophage and T-cell infection by HIV.  Journal of theoretical Biology, 196, 101-113 (1999). [PDF]

M.W. Sabelis, M. van Baalen, J. Bruin, M. Egas, V.A.A. Jansen, A. Janssen and B. Pels. The evolution of overexploitation and mutualism in plant-herbivore-predator interactions and its impact on population dynamics In: Theoretical Approaches to Biological Control (B.A. Hawkins and H.V. Cornell, eds). Cambridge University Press.




V.A.A. Jansen and K. Sigmund (1998) Shaken not stirred: on permanence in ecological communities. Theoretical Population Biology 54, 195-201.[PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen and J. Yoshimura (1998) Populations can persist in an environment consisting of sink habitats only. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 95, 3696-3698. [PDF]

A.R. Ives and V.A.A Jansen (1998) Complex dynamics in stochastic tri--trophic models. Ecology, 79, 1039-1052. [PDF]




V.A.A. Jansen and J.G. Sevenster (1997) An individual based model for competing Drosophila populations. Researches on Population Ecology 39, 215-225. [PDF]

W.W. Weisser, V.A.A. Jansen and M.P. Hassell (1997) The effects of a pool of dispersers on host-parasitoid systems. Journal of theoretical Biology 189, 413-427. [PDF]




J. Yoshimura and V.A.A. Jansen (1996) Evolution and population dynamics in stochastic environments. Researches on Population Ecology 38, 165-182. [PDF]




V.A.A. Jansen (1995) Effects of dispersal in a tri-trophic metapopulation model. Journal of Mathematical Biology 34, 195-224 [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen (1995) Regulation of predator-prey systems through spatial interactions: a possible solution to the paradox of enrichment Oikos 74, 384-390. [PDF]

V.A.A. Jansen and M.W. Sabelis (1995) Pest outbreaks of colony-forming pests in tri-trophic systems: consequences for pest control and the evolution of pesticide resistance Oikos 74, 172-176 [PDF]




V.A.A. Jansen  (1994) Theoretical Aspects of Metapopulation Dynamics. PhD Thesis, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands (1994)

[material from the thesis appeared in print in various publications (Experimental and Applied Acarology 14, 215-231, Oikos 74, 384-390, Oikos 74, 172-176 and Journal of Mathematical Biology 34, 195-224) some unpublished material is available for download here:  Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 ]




V.A.A. Jansen and M.W. Sabelis (1992) Prey dispersal and predator persistence. Experimental and Applied Acarology 14, 215-231. [PDF]




M.W. Sabelis, O. Diekmann and V.A.A. Jansen (1991) Metapopulation persistence despite local extinction: predator-prey patch models of the Lotka-Volterra type. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 42, 267-283.




V.A.A. Jansen, R.M. Nisbet and W.S.C. Gurney (1990) Generation cycles in stage structured populations. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 52, 375-396 (1990).  [PDF]



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