CuliFo2: Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in Germany
August 2019 – December 2022
Financed by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
The aim of the joint project CuliFo2 is to analyse the risk for mosquito-borne diseases in Germany.
Our research focus is on the ecological factors, which influence the population development of mosquitoes. Thereby, we analyse e.g. the microclimate of larval habitats in order to predict the spatio-temporal development of important vector species. In addition, we investigate the effects of different overwintering conditions on the mortality and fitness of adult mosquitoes. The studies can provide insights to develop efficient control and surveillance measures to minimize the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Greifswald
Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Stechmückenbekämpfung (GFS) e.V., Speyer
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg
Carl von Ossietzky Universität (CvO), Oldenburg