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The Ecology of Malaria Vectors

1st Edition

By Jacques Derek Charlwood

CRC Press

272 pages | 153 Color Illus. | 119 B/W Illus.

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This practical book covers all aspects of the biology of malaria vectors, with notes on the vectors of dengue. It is the first work in this field to concentrate on mosquitoes, rather than covering all disease vectors. Authored by renowned field entomologist Jacques Derek Charlwood, it disseminates his vast experience working on mosquito biology, ecology and the evaluation of new vector control tools across five continents over the past 40 years.

Covering all aspects from classification and systematics, population dynamics, vector control, to surveillance and sampling, epidemics, and a selection of case histories, the book also considers genetics and resistance, Aedes biology, and malaria and dengue models. It is designed to fill the gap between very specialized texts and undergraduate books on general disease vectors, and is ideal as a textbook for postgraduate courses in entomology and mosquito vectors of disease.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Classification and systematics

Chapter 2: Mosquito life histories

Chapter 3 The search for the host

Chapter 4 Estimating Dispersal by capture-recapture experiment

Chapter 5 Population dynamics

Chapter 6 Mapping

Chapter 7 Vectorial Capacity

Chapter 8 Chemical Methods of Vector Control

Chapter 9 Alternative methods of Vector Control

Chapter 10 Surveillance and sampling

Chapter 11 Epidemics

Chapter 12 The diseases – Malaria, filariasis and dengue

Chapter 13 Sampling techniques

Chapter 14 Laboratory studies

Chapter 15 Global Heating – ‘The future ain’t what it used to be’

Chapter 16 Some case histories

Chapter 17 Some useful websites



About the Author

Professor J.D Charlwood is Honorary fellow of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK; Honorary Fellow of Global Health and Tropical Medicine, IHMT, Lisbon, Portugal, Lecturer College of Health Sciences, Asmara, Eritrea. He has 42 years of working in the field in Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, São Tomé, Cambodia, Mozambique, Ghana, The Gambia and 100+ publications on malaria vectors. Professor Charlwood published the first peer reviewed article on impregnated mosquito nets for malaria control (in PNG), was the entomologist for the first African malaria vaccine trial (in Tanzania), and worked in the epicentre of drug resistance emergence in S.E. Asia (in Cambodia). He was the implementer of the PAMVERC trial (in Tanzania).

Dr. Sarah Moore is a vector ecologist specializing in the chemical ecology and control of Anopheles mosquitoes with a focus on new and existing methods of repelling mosquitoes to protect individuals, households and communities. This includes repellents, repellent treated clothing and odour baited traps. Since working in Tanzania and witnessing the elegance of bednets as a malaria control tool in this setting, she has branched out into the evaluation of new indoor vector control tools including bednets and insecticides used for indoor spraying with new combinations of active ingredients or longer lasting formulations. As her knowledge of vector control deepened, she has added epidemiological evaluations of vector control tools to her research portfolio. Her work is dedicated to accurately measuring the efficacy of vector control tools using appropriate experimental design and data analysis in an open and collaborative way, and supporting others to build their own capacity to be able to do the same. Dr. Moore is currently leading the Good Laboratory Practice accreditation of the Ifakara Health Institute insecticide testing facility, and she is supervising four PhD students registered at Swiss Tropical and Public Health institute, University of Basel, where she is a group leader. In this way, Dr. Moore hopes to assist the global malaria control community to respond to the ever-shifting vector control environment to achieve malaria eradication in a timely and cost effective manner.

Dr Olivier Briët is a senior malariologist at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, analyzing effectiveness of existing and novel vector control and other integrated malaria control intervention strategies for partners such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, the US President’s Malaria Initiative, and the World Health Organization. His scientific research and operational support to national malaria control programs focuses on evaluating and optimizing the effectiveness of existing and novel vector control intervention tools and strategies. He has a strong interest in quantitative evaluation methods. Previously, while serving as an integrated expert at the Rwandan Ministry of Health, Dr Briët supported the development and implementation of an integrated surveillance and response system for notifiable diseases, and also supported the National Malaria Control Programme. Prior to his work in Rwanda, he developed a malaria forecasting system with the Sri Lanka National Malaria Control Programme. When based in Côte d’Ivoire, he was part of a consortium studying the association between rice ecosystems and malaria and schistosomiasis in West Africa Dr Briët earned a Doctor of Philosophy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Epidemiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General