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Being smarter than the bugs

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Being smarter than the bugs
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the role of (meta)population dynamics in the control of invasive mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit
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Schwab
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Samantha R.
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1987-
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Samantha R. Schwab
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Morin
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Peter J
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Peter J Morin
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chair
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Fefferman
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Nina H
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Nina H Fefferman
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Rutgers University
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Mosquito-borne pathogens continue to afflict human populations around the world. Currently, our best methods for combatting the majority of them focus on controlling the vector species that transmit these pathogens. In the absence of systematic protocols developed by careful scientific research, current control methods vary significantly across space at multiple scales, and are reactively executed in response to various entomological and epidemiological indices. The resulting spatiotemporal patchwork of mosquito control across the local, regional, and global landscape provides the immediate potential to generate metapopulation dynamics in both mosquito vector species and the pathogens they transmit. In this dissertation, I explore these largely unstudied, novel dynamics, with the goal of illuminating ways in which mosquito control methods can better protect the global health landscape from mosquito-borne pathogens.
In chapter one, I examine the timing of larval control when triggered by different types and scales of surveillance information, and how well each surveillance type informs intervention that effectively reduces human infections. In chapter two, I explore how the spatial distribution of larval control across a landscape causes and interacts with mosquito metapopulation dynamics to determine the efficacy of control efforts. In chapter three, I compare the efficacies of adulticide treatment and larval control in reducing the number of human infections in different entomological contexts. Ultimately, all three chapters demonstrate that local context determines when and where different types of mosquito control should be used, and highlight the need for further basic and applied research on vector mosquitoes in order to develop cost-effective, context-specific programs for the control of mosquito-borne viruses.
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Ecology and Evolution
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Mosquitoes
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Insect populations
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by Samantha R. Schwab
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Samantha R.
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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