Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Malaria and climate

Researchers working as part of the AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis) project have built a thatched hut in Niger, West Africa, to monitor climate, soil conditions and other factors that have an influence on mosquito behaviour. The project hopes to examine the effect of these factors on malaria epidemics.

One of the researchers is Dr. Paul Monks of the Department of Chemistry here, and there is more information in the University eBulletin.

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