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Towards Ecologically-Based Early Warning System for Arboviral Disease Transmission in New Zealand

This page shows Sherif Ammar's PhD project details:

Title: Towards Ecologically-Based Early Warning System for Arboviral Disease Transmission in New Zealand
Student name: Sherif Ammar
Degree sought: PhD
Department & Institution: Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
Supervisors: Associate professor Simon Hales, Dr Mary McIntyre, Professor Michael Baker
Proposed advisors: Dr Julia Kasper, Curator Terrestrial Invertebrates, Te Papa and Dr. Mariana Musicante, NZ Biosecurity Entomology laboratory (NZBEL)
Proposed start date: 1 November 2017
Proposed submission date: 1 November 2020
Aim: Generate urban mosquito data, which will be viewed in conjunction with climatic, environmental, and public health information to model potential scenarios and thresholds for the spread of local arbovirus disease under present and projected climatic conditions, as well as provide a basis to develop an early warning system for use by public health agencies.
Funding source: University of Otago Doctorate Scholarship​