Emeritus Group James W. Vaupel


Methodological Issues in Mortality Research and Biodemography

Trifon Missov, James W. Vaupel, László Németh, Adam Lenart, Filipe Ribeiro, Nienke Hartemink

The project focuses on methodological issues in mortality (implications of mortality plateaus, the 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, the quantification of the shape of aging, unobserved heterogeneity, and individual stochasticity).Detailed description

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


Németh, L.:
PLoS One 12:9, e0185702-e0185702 (2017).
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).