The University of Arizona

Climate and Heath | CLIMAS

Climate and Heath

Climate and Heath

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Climate change and variability can strongly control the population dynamics of disease vectors such as mosquitoes, altering their location and seasonality and possibly increasing the risk of disease transmission to humans. This project develops and implements a climate-based Dynamic Mosquito Simulation Model to understand and project climate effects on mosquito population dynamics and associated implications for public health, developing results that will help climate-health scientists and public health decision makers better understand and project the role of climate in actual disease cases.