Climate Change and Infectious Disease

Quantifying the Influence of Environmental Temperature on Transmission of Vector-Borne Disease.  This is an NSF funded project that focuses on the temperature controls on disease transmission rates.  Most transmission studies use mean daily temperatures, but diurnal variability is show to have a significant influence at both the low and high end of the temperature range.  The project examines likely changes in malaria transmission, primarily in West Africa and n the East African highlands as a function of projected future climate change.

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Principal Investigator: Matt Thomas (Penn State, Dept. of Entomology):  mbt13@psu.edu http://www.thethomaslab.net/

Co-Investigators:

Robert Crane (Penn State, Dept of Geography):  crane@aeseda.psu.edu

Michael Mann (Penn State, Dept of Meteorology):  mann@meteo.psu.edu

Andrew Read (Penn State, Dept of Entomology): a.read@psu.edu

Tom Scott (UC Davis, Dept of Entomology): twscott@ucdavis.edu

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