“Rapid Range Shifts in African Anopheles Mosquitoes Over the Last Century”
As climate changes, it is expected that mosquitoes will introduce disease into previously protected higher-latitude and higher-elevation communities. Tracking range shifts is fundamental for forecasting disease risk, but has proven challenging to do in real-time. In this publication, the team of researchers that includes Emily Mendenhall and Timothy Newfield uses historical data to trace those shifts in Anopheles mosquitoes, which are the vector of malaria and several neglected tropical diseases. The results of this research has major implications for malaria control work in sub-Saharan Africa, and for our broader picture of vector responses to climate change.