Brown Bag #12: Options for Controlling Mosquitoes in Hawaii

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in brownbag, slider

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #12

Title: Options for Controlling Mosquito-borne Diseases in Hawaii

Presenter: Dr. Jolene Sutton, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Date: November 30, 2017

Summary: Six species of biting mosquitoes have been introduced to Hawaii since 1826. These mosquitoes are able to vector a number of dangerous diseases, including yellow fever, dengue, Zika, canine heartworm, and avian malaria. As a major threat to the health of Hawaii’s people and Hawaii’s remaining forest birds, mosquitoes are the focus of new research on landscape-scale control techniques. This includes new tools such as transferring naturally occurring bacterium to reduce reproduction, and the potential use of genetic tools. 

hisc-brown-bag-subtitleThe HISC Brown Bag Series is an ongoing set of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing among partners and stakeholders. Presentations are are announced via the HISC email list and remote access is provided by WebEx. View other presentations in the HISC Brown Bag series at http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/category/brownbag/