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Real-time dispersal of malaria vectors in rural Africa monitored with lidar

Jansson, Samuel and Malmqvist, Elin and Mlacha, Yeromin and Ignell, Rickard and Okumu, Fredros and Killeen, Gerry and Kirkeby, Carsten and Brydegaard, Mikkel (2021). Real-time dispersal of malaria vectors in rural Africa monitored with lidar. PLoS ONE. 16 , e0247803
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Lack of tools for detailed, real-time observation of mosquito behavior with high spatio-temporal resolution limits progress towards improved malaria vector control. We deployed a high-resolution entomological lidar to monitor a half-kilometer static transect positioned over rice fields outside a Tanzanian village. A quarter of a million in situ insect observations were classified, and several insect taxa were identified based on their modulation signatures. We observed distinct range distributions of male and female mosquitoes in relation to the village periphery, and spatio-temporal behavioral features, such as swarming. Furthermore, we observed that the spatial distributions of males and females change independently of each other during the day, and were able to estimate the daily dispersal of mosquitoes towards and away from the village. The findings of this study demonstrate how lidar-based monitoring could dramatically improve our understanding of malaria vector ecology and control options.

Authors/Creators:Jansson, Samuel and Malmqvist, Elin and Mlacha, Yeromin and Ignell, Rickard and Okumu, Fredros and Killeen, Gerry and Kirkeby, Carsten and Brydegaard, Mikkel
Title:Real-time dispersal of malaria vectors in rural Africa monitored with lidar
Series Name/Journal:PLoS ONE
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:16
Article number:e0247803
Number of Pages:21
Publisher:PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
ISSN:1932-6203
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 303 Health Sciences > Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111500
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111500
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DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0247803
Web of Science (WoS)000626604100105
ID Code:23302
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
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Deposited On:19 Apr 2021 14:43
Metadata Last Modified:19 Apr 2021 14:51

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