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Modeling and simulations of mosquito dispersal. The case of Aedes albopiclus. (English) Zbl 1368.92141
Summary: To prevent epidemics of mosquito-transmitted diseases like Chikungunya in RĂ©union Island, we develop tools to control its principal vector, Aedes albopictus. Biological control tools, like the sterile insect technique (SIT), are of great interest as an alternative to chemical control tools which are very detrimental to environment. The success of SIT is based on a good knowledge of the biology of the insect, but also on an accurate modeling of the insects distribution. We model the mosquito dispersal with a system of coupled parabolic PDEs. Considering vector control scenario, we show that the environment can have a strong influence on mosquito distribution and in the efficiency of vector control tools.

MSC:
92D25 Population dynamics (general)
92D30 Epidemiology
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