Bio-mathematics, Statistics, and Nano-Technologies Mosquito Control Strategies
Finding effective methods for mosquito control remains one of the great global challenges facing this generation. Bio-mathematics, Statistics and Nano-Technologies: Mosquito Control Strategies brings together experts from a large array of disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge techniques to model, analyse and combat mosquito-transmitted vector-borne diseases.
- Includes multiple case studies
- Suitable for scientists and professionals working on methods for mosquito control and epidemiology
- Provide a much-needed focal point for interdisciplinary discussion
Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview.
Section I. Control of Mosquitoes and Their World: An Overview.
Chapter 2. Practical Control Methods and New Techniques for Mosquito Control.
Rui-De Xue, Steve Peper, and Gunter C. Muller
Chapter 3. Concepts of the Best Management Practices for Integrated Pest, Mosquito, and Vector Management.
Rui-De Xue and Tong-Yan Zhao
Chapter 4. Overview of Personal Protection Measures Through the Innovative Use of Repellent-Textiles.
Asghar Talbalaghi, Sahar Hassandoust, and Chinazom Enukoha
Chapter 5. Biology, Surveillance and Control of Mosquito Vectors.
Section II. Mathematical Modelling Immunity: An Overview based on Malaria.
Chapter 6. Models of Acquired Immunity to Malaria: A Review.
Miracle Amadi, Gerry Killeen, and Heikki Haario
Section III. Mathematical Epidemiology including Mosquito Dynamics and Control Theory.
Chapter 7. Multi-strain Host-vector Dengue Modelling: Dynamics and Control.
Peter Rashkov, Ezio Venturino, and Bob W. Kooi
Chapter 8. Mathematical Models and Optimal Control in Mosquito Transmitted Diseases.
Peyman Ghaffari, Cristiana J. Silva, and Delfim F. M. Torres
Section IV. Topological Studies: Topology Meets Mosquito Control.
Chapter 9. On The Shape and Design of Mosquito Abatement Districts.
James R. Bozeman
Section V. Chemometric and Mathematical Approach for Modelling and Designing Mosquito Repellents.
Chapter 10. A Multiplatform Chemometric Approach to Molecular and Mathematical Modeling of Mosquito Repellents.
Ellen Kalesi Gondwe Mhango, Baxter Hepburn Kachingwe, Peter E. Olumese, Precious Ngwalero Katundu, Kamunkhwala Gausi, Sveinbjorn Gizurarson*
Section VI. Pharmacy Meets Mosquito Control: Using Pharmacological Tools Combating Mosquito Transmitted VBDs.
Chapter 11. Pharmacological Approach to Combat Mosquito Transmitted Malaria.
Ellen Kalesi Gondwe Mhango, Baxter Hepburn Kachingwe, Peter E. Olumese, Precious Ngwalero Katundu, Kamunkhwala Gausi, and Sveinbjorn Gizurarson
Section VII. Using Natural Oils Combatting Mosquitos: An Overview.
Chapter 12. Plant based Repellents: Green Mosquito Control.
Kiril Lisichkov, Katerina Atkovska, Erhan Mustafa, Stefan Kuvendziev, and Mirko Marinkovski
Chapter 13. Micrcencapsulation of Essential Oils for Antimicrobial Function and Mosquito Repellency.
Katie Lair, Anita Soroh, and Jinsong Shen
Section VIII. Textiles and Paints as Mosquito Control Tools.
Chapter 14. Mosquito Repellent against Anopheles SPP. and Aedes Aegypti on Cotton Fabric.
Ana Marija Grancaric, Lea Botteri, Peyman Ghaffari, José Heriberto Oliveira do Nascimento, Renata Antonaci Gama, Leon Rivaldo, and Renato Cesar de Melo Freire
Chapter 15. Silica-Based Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Treatments as Anti-Mosquito Textile Finishing.
Veronica Migani, Ana Marija Grancaric, Maria Rosaria Plutino, Valentina Trovato, and Giuseppe Rosace
Chapter 16. Cotton and Polyester Fabrics Plasma Coated with Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Films.
Melanie Fritz, Ana Marija Grancaric, Lea Botteri, and Christian B. Fischer
Section IX. Testing Methods for Treated Textiles with Mosquito-Repellents: An Overview.
Chapter 17. Testing Methods for Mosquito-Repellent Treated Textiles.
Sveinbjorn Gizurarson*, Precious Ngwalero Katundu, Emmanuel Mwathunga, Gudlaug Maria Sveinbjornsdottir, Urdur Njardvik, Titha Dzowela, Wilfred Dodoli, Kristin Linda Ragnarsdottir
Section X. Case Studies: Putting the Knowledge into Action.
Chapter 18. A Case Study: How the Rephaiah Project Combats Malaria in Young Children.
Sveinbjorn Gizurarson, Precious Ngwalero Katundu, Emmanuel Mwathunga, Gudlaug María Sveinbjörnsdóttir, Urdur Njardvík, Titha Dzowela, Wilfred Dodoli, and Kristín Linda Ragnarsdóttir
Chapter 19. Strengthening the control of mosquito vectors in Cabo Verde; New Approaches to Improve Intervention Strategies.
Lara Ferrero Gómez, Derciliano Lopes da Cruz, Morgana do Nascimento Xavier, Deinilson Conselheiro Mendes, Rosângela Maria Rodrigues Barbosa, Constância Flávia Junqueira Ayres, and Hélio Daniel Ribeiro Rocha
"I am delighted to see the outputs of this European Union funded collaborative effort in this engaging book format, that is well targeted for both entomology students and vector control practitioners and demonstrates to those across a range of other disciplines how they might engage productively in the debate on how we evolve insect control over the next decades."
—Professor Janet Hemingway, from the Foreword