Chemical ecology of animal and human pathogen vectors in a changing global climate.

Pickett, JA; Birkett, MA; Dewhirst, SY; Logan, JG; Omolo, MO; Torto, B; Pelletier, J; Syed, Z; Leal, WS; (2010) Chemical ecology of animal and human pathogen vectors in a changing global climate. Journal of chemical ecology, 36 (1). pp. 113-21. ISSN 0098-0331 DOI:

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Infectious diseases affecting livestock and human health that involve vector-borne pathogens are a global problem, unrestricted by borders or boundaries, which may be exacerbated by changing global climate. Thus, the availability of effective tools for control of pathogen vectors is of the utmost importance. The aim of this article is to review, selectively, current knowledge of the chemical ecology of pathogen vectors that affect livestock and human health in the developed and developing world, based on key note lectures presented in a symposium on "The Chemical Ecology of Disease Vectors" at the 25th Annual ISCE meeting in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The focus is on the deployment of semiochemicals for monitoring and control strategies, and discusses briefly future directions that such research should proceed along, bearing in mind the environmental challenges associated with climate change that we will face during the 21st century.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
PubMed ID: 20119869
Web of Science ID: 274332500010


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