Special Issue "Citizen Science Approaches to Vector Surveillance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 10944
Interests: tick; vector-borne disease; vector surveillance; vector ecology; tick-borne disease; mosquito
Arthropod vector surveillance is vital to understanding the distribution, seasonal activity, and host preferences of vectors of medical and veterinary concern and informs strategies aiming to prevent pathogen transmission, such as vector control and public health messaging. Citizen science has become recognized as a resource-efficient method to both raise public awareness and gather large datasets covering wide geographical areas and is increasingly utilized by researchers for multiple applications, including surveillance for arthropod vectors.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the application of citizen science approaches to vector surveillance, including the use of targeted citizen science projects, smartphone apps, social media, online databases, and other passive surveillance methods for the collection of vector data. Research showcasing the integration of citizen science into existing surveillance programs, or comparison of passive and active surveillance data, is also very welcome.
Dr. Benjamin Cull
Dr. Emma L. Gillingham
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- vector surveillance
- citizen science