Images of the earth from space can be very impressive, and they appear in the literature with increasing frequency. However, there often is more information that can be extracted from satellite and other spatial data. Such images can reveal patterns in the landscape that might not otherwise be recognized. They can also suggest the spatial and temporal scale at which experiments should be conducted. This presentation will use examples from studies of several mosquito-transmitted pathogen systems to illustrate some of the issues in applying and analyzing spatial data to better understand vector-borne disease ecology.
Species 1: Diptera Culicidae Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito)
Species 2: Diptera Culicidae Ochlerotatus (=Aedes) triseriatus (eastern treehole mosquito)
Keywords: GIS, vector-borne diseases, remote sensing
The ESA 2001 Annual Meeting - 2001: An Entomological Odyssey of ESA