One of the main drivers of vector-borne disease transmission is the ecology of the insect vector. Changes in climate and landuse alter ecological relationships vectors have with their hosts and parasite/pathogens, resulting in shifts in transmission. Our research applies ecological and evolutionary theory to better understand:
- the host-vector-parasite/pathogen interaction,
- key environmental drivers of transmission, and
- how environmental change will affect vector-borne disease transmission.
IDIS 8900: Global Change and Vector-borne Diseases
ECOL 4150-6150: Population Biology of Infectious Diseases
ECOL 3500: Ecology