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Implementation of a proactive system to monitor Aedes aegypti populations using open access historical and forecasted meteorological data

Due to the global increase in mosquito-borne diseases outbreaks it is recommended to increase surveillance and monitoring of vector species to respond swiftly and with early warning indicators. Usually, however, the information about vector presence …

Towards a workflow for operational mapping of Aedes aegypti at urban scale based on remote sensing

Remote sensing (RS) applications for vector borne diseases are a field of high social impact increasingly relevant in the context of a higher frequency of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika outbreaks at global scale and especially in Latin America. The …

Modelling and mapping the intra-urban spatial distribution of Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate standardized to the age group 2-10 years using Very-High-Resolution Satellite Derived Indicators in Sub-Saharan African Cities

The rapid and often uncontrolled rural–urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa is transforming urban landscapes expected to provide shelter for more than 50% of Africa’s population by 2030. Consequently, the burden of malaria is increasingly affecting …

Challenging population dynamics models with new data: How accurate were our inferences?

Given the lack of further data, many studies in population dynamics and in ecology in general fail to demonstrate the forecasting or predictive power of the models they propose. Meanwhile, this is basic to scientific research growth in that it allows …

A novel method based on time series satellite data analysis to detect algal blooms

Water bodies eutrophication is a worldwide environmental problem characterized by excessive phytoplankton growth which often includes occurrence of harmful algal blooms events. Chlorophyll-a concentration is widely used as an indicator of biomass and …

On parameterizing soil evaporation in a direct remote sensing model of ET: PT‐JPL

Remote sensing models that measure evapotranspiration directly from the Penman‐Monteith or Priestley‐Taylor equations typically estimate the soil evaporation component over large areas using coarse spatial resolution relative humidity (RH) from …

Multiple refugia and glacial expansions in the Tucumane-Bolivian Yungas: the phylogeography and potential distribution modelling of Calomys fecundus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)

The Yungas, a subtropical mountain rainforest of South America, has been little studied in relation to the evolutionary history of the large-bodied species of the genus Calomys. Particularly, two species have been synonymized: C. boliviae and C. …

Rodents and satellites: Predicting mice abundance and distribution with Sentinel-2 data

Remote sensing data is widely used in numerous ecological applications. The Sentinel-2 satellites (S2 A and B), recently launched by the European Spatial Agency's (ESA), provides at present the best revisit time, spatial and spectral resolution …

Effect of Climate and Land Use on the Spatio-Temporal Variability of Tick-Borne Bacteria in Europe

The incidence of tick-borne diseases caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Rickettsia spp. has been rising in Europe in recent decades. Early pre-assessment of acarological hazard still represents a complex …

Mapeo del riesgo: Prioridades para prevenir el establecimiento de tamariscos invasores

Early detection and rapid intervention are among the preferred actions to achieve successful results in the management plans for invasive alien species. The identification of areas where probabilities of establishment and invasion by an alien species …