Participants are invited to submit an abstract on one of these two main questions:
- Why do vector- and rodent-borne diseases emerge and spread in Europe?
- How are research results translated to decision making?
More specifically, a non-restrictive list of possible topics is indicated below:
- Rodent or vector behaviour: life-history traits, fitness, within- and between- species competitions, biology of populations, invasive species
- Vector or pathogen status: taxonomy, phylogeny
- Vector control: biocides, repellents, traps, area-wide integrated vector or rodent management, personal protection, human and social sciences, SIT, Wolbachia, genetic control
- Impacts of vector control: ecotoxicity in the food chain, political, social and societal perceptions
- Vector- or rodent-pathogen interactions: competence, immunity, immunogenetics, manipulation by parasites
- Eco-epidemiology of vector-borne diseases: spatio-temporal dynamics of pathogen transmission, remote sensing applications, modelling
- Models for decision making in economy or public health
The Scientific Committee will maintain a fair balance in the number of presentations and posters from EDEN/EDENext teams and others.
- Tarja Sironen, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Vit Dvorak, Charles University, Czech Republic
- Muriel Vayssier, INRA, France
- Kate Searle, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Scotland
- Jordi Figuerola, Estación Biológica Doñana, CSIC, Spain
- Nienke Hartemink, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
- Else Ducheyne, Avia-Gis, Belgium
- Kerstin Dressel, SINE Institute GmbH, Germany
More information on http://geri2015.edenext.eu/
Looking forward to seeing you at the conference,
The Organising Committee