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Links between earth system processes and mosquitos are not simple - has anything been missed?
Global Climate model grid size >> relevant scales for disease BUZZ Extended field campaign in Botswana
Partnerships - employement and training of local academics/citizens What factors affect the lifecycle and spread of mosquitos?
What interventions could be carried out to reduce mosquito numbers? Project timeline 1st field campaign
Collect high-resolution data
Physical, Chemical, Social, Biological
1st Analysis Period
PhD studentships, Postdocs
Work to address the project aims
Making hypothesis regarding reduction of mosquito numbers
Ecosystems analysis - possible effects of reducing mosquitos 2nd field campaign
Testing hypothesis - active intervention in mosquito lifecycle
2nd Analysis Period
Did it work?
Pass on information to local communities
Look to extend work to other countries Lab assistance
Costs Observation Analysis
Increased understanding of mosquitos and malaria
Land use mapping across the whole of Botswana.
New Botswana data repository
Multi-disciplinary Earth science publications
Developed-developing world academic networks established