Publication: Determinants of Aedes mosquito larval ecology in a heterogeneous urban environment – a longitudinal study in Bengaluru, India

In our latest longitudinal study from Bengaluru led by Farah Ishtiaq and team discovers how landscape ecology shapes mosquito diversity, breeding preferences, and the potential for dengue outbreaks.

The study was published in PLOS neglected tropical diseases.

To read the full article (open access) chick here

Key findings from science to policy perspective:

🦟Large proportion of larval habitats were human-made artificial containers (grinding stones and storage containers)

🦟Landscape ecology drives mosquito diversity, abundance even at a small spatial scale affects localized outbreaks

🦟Sampling strategies for mosquito surveillance must include urban environments with non-residential locations

🦟Dengue transmission reduction programmes should focus on ‘neighbourhood surveillance’ as well to prevent & control the rising threat of Aedes-borne diseases