On the definition and the computation of the basic reproduction ratio *R* _{0} in models for infectious diseases in heterogeneous populationsO Diekmann, JAP Heesterbeek, JAJ Metz Journal of mathematical biology 28 (4), 365-382, 1990 | 3015 | 1990 |

Mathematical epidemiology of infectious diseases: model building, analysis and interpretation O Diekmann, JAP Heesterbeek John Wiley & Sons, 2000 | 2925 | 2000 |

Ecology of wildlife diseases PJ Hudson, AP Rizzoli, BT Grenfell, JAP Heesterbeek, AP Dobson Oxford University Press, 2002 | 667 | 2002 |

Stability in real food webs: weak links in long loops A Neutel, JAP Heesterbeek, PC De Ruiter Science 296, 1120-1123, 0 | 634* | |

The construction of next-generation matrices for compartmental epidemic models O Diekmann, JAP Heesterbeek, MG Roberts Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7 (47), 873-885, 2009 | 632 | 2009 |

Mathematical tools for understanding infectious disease dynamics O Diekmann, H Heesterbeek, T Britton Princeton University Press, 2012 | 386 | 2012 |

A Brief History of *R* _{0} and a Recipe for its CalculationJAP Heesterbeek Acta biotheoretica 50 (3), 189-204, 2002 | 360 | 2002 |

How does transmission of infection depend on population size? MCM de Jong, O Diekmann, JAP Heesterbeek Epidemic models: their structure and relation to data 5, 84, 1995 | 328 | 1995 |

Reconciling complexity with stability in naturally assembling food webs AM Neutel, JAP Heesterbeek, J Van de Koppel, G Hoenderboom, A Vos, ... Nature 449 (7162), 599, 2007 | 306 | 2007 |

Complexity theory and financial regulation S Battiston, JD Farmer, A Flache, D Garlaschelli, AG Haldane, ... Science 351 (6275), 818-819, 2016 | 252 | 2016 |

Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health H Heesterbeek, RM Anderson, V Andreasen, S Bansal, D De Angelis, ... Science 347 (6227), aaa4339, 2015 | 251 | 2015 |

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in veal calf farming: human MRSA carriage related with animal antimicrobial usage and farm hygiene H Graveland, JA Wagenaar, H Heesterbeek, D Mevius, E Van Duijkeren, ... PloS one 5 (6), e10990, 2010 | 250 | 2010 |

Heterogeneous shedding of Escherichia coli O157 in cattle and its implications for control L Matthews, JC Low, DL Gally, MC Pearce, DJ Mellor, JAP Heesterbeek, ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103 (3), 547-552, 2006 | 241 | 2006 |

A new method for estimating the effort required to control an infectious disease MG Roberts, JAP Heesterbeek Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences …, 2003 | 227 | 2003 |

Daniel Bernoulli’s epidemiological model revisited K Dietz, JAP Heesterbeek Mathematical biosciences 180 (1-2), 1-21, 2002 | 218 | 2002 |

The concept of *R*_{o} in epidemic theoryJAP Heesterbeek, K Dietz Statistica neerlandica 50 (1), 89-110, 1996 | 197 | 1996 |

Persistence of livestock associated MRSA CC398 in humans is dependent on intensity of animal contact H Graveland, JA Wagenaar, K Bergs, H Heesterbeek, D Heederik PloS one 6 (2), e16830, 2011 | 193 | 2011 |

The saturating contact rate in marriage-and epidemic models JAP Heesterbeek, JAJ Metz Journal of Mathematical Biology 31 (5), 529-539, 1993 | 179 | 1993 |

Parasites and host population dynamics DM Tompkins, AP Dobson, P Arneberg, ME Begon, IM Cattadori, ... The ecology of wildlife diseases, 45-62, 2002 | 167 | 2002 |

The abundance threshold for plague as a critical percolation phenomenon S Davis, P Trapman, H Leirs, M Begon, JAP Heesterbeek Nature 454 (7204), 634, 2008 | 159 | 2008 |