Impact of environmental factors on mosquito dispersal in the prospect of sterile insect technique control

Show simple item record Dufourd, Claire Dumont, Yves 2014-04-01T08:14:48Z 2014-04-01T08:14:48Z 2013-11
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to develop a mathematical model to simulate mosquito dispersal and its control taking into account environmental parameters, like wind, temperature, or landscape elements. We particularly focus on the Aedes albopictus mosquito which is now recognized as a major vector of human arboviruses, like chikungunya, dengue, or yellow fever. One way to prevent those epidemics is to control the vector population. 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 the environment. The success of SIT is based not only on a good knowledge of the biology of the insect, but also on an accurate modeling of the insect’s distribution. We consider a compartmental approach and derive temporal and spatio-temporal models, using Advection–Diffusion–Reaction equations to model mosquito dispersal. Periodic releases of sterilized males are modeled with an impulse differential equation. Finally, using the splitting operator approach, and well-suited numerical methods for each operator, we provide numerical simulations for mosquito spreading, and test different vector control scenarios. We show that environmental parameters, like vegetation, can have a strong influence on mosquito distribution and in the efficiency of vector control tools, like SIT. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship French Ministry of Health and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Dufourd, C & Dumont, Y 2013, 'Impact of environmental factors on mosquito dispersal in the prospect of sterile insect technique control', Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 1695-1715. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0898-1221 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-7668 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.camwa.2013.03.024
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Computers & Mathematics with Applications. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Computers & Mathematics with Applications, vol.66, no. 9, pp. 1695-1715, 2013. doi : 10.1016/j.camwa.2013.03.024 en_US
dc.subject Advection diffusion reaction equation en_US
dc.subject Impulse differential equation en_US
dc.subject Mosquito dispersal en_US
dc.subject Sterile insect technique en_US
dc.subject Operator splitting en_US
dc.subject Nonstandard finite difference method en_US
dc.title Impact of environmental factors on mosquito dispersal in the prospect of sterile insect technique control en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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