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.
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.
Mosquito larvae prevail when aquatic predators are absent. To better understand the effects of different predators on mosquito larvae abundance we studied feeding rates and other characteristics that may influence predation.