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Insecticide Resistance Threatens the Control of Mosquito-Borne Disease in Ecuador

Published: Jun 24th, 2019

GAINESVILLE – In the battle against vector borne disease, mosquito control using insecticides is an essential tool. But what happens when that tool starts to fail, and how do you… Read More

New maps show where mosquitoes will invade Ecuador’s Andes mountains

Published: Apr 25th, 2019

Blood sucking insects such as the Yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, are more than just a nuisance in Ecuador, they also spread diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika.… Read More

Social-Ecological Factors Drive Dengue and Mosquito Presence in the Galapagos

Published: Mar 8th, 2019

GAINESVILLE, FL – With its turquoise waters and abundant wildlife, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands have long been a vacation dream of many. Tourist guides highlight playful sea lions and giant tortoises,… Read More

Temperature drives Zika virus transmission: evidence from empirical and mathematical models

Published: Aug 15th, 2018

RYAN – Temperature drives Zika virus transmission: evidence from empirical and mathematical models Blanka Tesla, Leah R. Demakovsky, Erin A. Mordecai, Sadie J. Ryan, Matthew H. Bonds, Calistus N. Ngonghala,… Read More

With climate change, malaria risk in Africa shifts, grows

Published: Nov 24th, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A larger portion of Africa is currently at high risk for malaria transmission than previously predicted, according to a new University of Florida mapping study. Under future… Read More

Mapping Physiological Suitability Limits for Malaria in Africa Under Climate Change

Published: Nov 18th, 2015

RYAN – Mapping Physiological Suitability Limits for Malaria in Africa Under Climate Change Ryan Sadie J., McNally Amy, Johnson Leah R., Mordecai Erin A., Ben-Horin Tal, Paaijmans Krijn, and Lafferty Kevin… Read More

How does a mosquito in Ecuador affect people around the world?

Published: Nov 14th, 2015

Geography’s Dr. Sadie Ryan‘s NSF funded research in Ecuador was recently profiled for part of UF’s GatorGood initiative. Dr. Ryan’s work is focused on the impact of climate gradients on malaria, dengue… Read More

NSF Funding UF Research on Climate Change Impacts on Vectorborne Disease

Published: Sep 21st, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Florida — A new 5 year multi-institutional collaborative research grant of $1.85 million funded by the National Science Foundation’s Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NSF EEID) program will… Read More