Finding new ways for conservation
Through innovative ideas and hollistic approaches we are working towards a model in which conservation becomes an integrated part of mosquito borne disease control.
Aquatic predators of mosquito larvae in Kamphaeng Phet Thailand
Aquatic mosquito predators play a vital role in the natural control of mosquito populations. Therefore, we investigated the predation rates, prey preference, and other feeding characteristics of aquatic mosquito predators that occur within our region of activity, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. First we sampled aquatic habitats to find out which aquatic predators are common. Subsequently, we conducted a series of experiments to find out these before mentioned feeding characteristics of those common species. Afterwards the data from these experiments were combined into a single dataset that we will present here…. more
Urbanization and deforestation are strongly related to mosquito borne disease such as dengue fever and malaria. Landscapes have an enormous effect on the abundance and prevalence of mosquitoes and their predators. To better understand the linkage between mosquito borne disease and urbanization and deforestation it is important to understand the effect om the ecological systems in which mosquitoes and predators are embedded.