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Spatio-temporal modelling of fresh water snails as vectors for schistosomiasis in rural settings (Uganda)
Spatially explicit models will be obtained through statistical multivariate analysis using data collected through fieldwork and by citizen scientists coupled with remote sensing data to understand the local and regional drivers for snail presence. Hydrological and snail population dynamics models will be used to understand snail dispersal routes and their seasonal dependency. Combined with spatially explicit population density data, transmission foci relevant for targeted snail control will be determined.
Date:5 Aug 2019 → 19 Sep 2021
Disciplines:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Project type:PhD project