Survival and Longevity


Methodological Issues in Mortality Research and Biodemography

Trifon Missov, James W. Vaupel, László Németh, Adam Lenart, Filipe Ribeiro, Nienke Hartemink, Francisco Villavicencio , Hal Caswell

The project focuses on methodological issues in mortality (implications of mortality plateaus, characterization and usage of model-based mortality measures, goodness-of-fit tests for the Gompertz distribution, mortality reconstruction from incomplete historical records) and biodemography (optimal life strategies, the Strehler-Mildvan correlation in evolutionary perspective, quantification of the shape of aging, unobserved heterogeneity and individual stochasticity).Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Biodemography; Statistics and Mathematics


Burger, O.; Missov, T. I.:
Journal of Theoretical Biology 408, 34-41 (2016).
Lenart, A.; Missov, T. I.:
Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods 45:10, 2920-2937 (2016).
Missov, T. I.; Németh, L.; Dańko, M. J.:
Palgrave Communications 2:15049 (2016).
Ribeiro, F.; Missov, T. I.:
In: Schoen, R. (Ed.): Dynamic demographic analysis, 117-146. Cham: Springer (2016).
Missov, T. I.; Lenart, A.; Németh, L.; Canudas Romo, V.; Vaupel, J. W.:
Demographic Research 32:36, 1031-1048 (2015).
Missov, T. I.; Vaupel, J. W.:
SIAM Review 57:1, 61-70 (2015).
Wrycza, T. F.; Missov, T. I.; Baudisch, A.:
PLoS One 10:3, e119163-e119163 (2015).
Vaupel, J. W.; Missov, T. I.:
Demographic Research 31:22, 659-686 (2014).
Missov, T. I.:
Demographic Research 28:9, 259-270 (2013).
Missov, T. I.; Lenart, A.:
Theoretical Population Biology 90, 29-35 (2013).
Vaupel, J. W.; Missov, T. I.; Metcalf, C. J. E.:
PLoS One 8:2, e57133-e57133 (2013).