Prof. Dr. Ellen Kiel
IBU, Fak. V, Building A1
Carl von Ossietzky Universität
D-26111 Oldenburg


Jutta Behrens


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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.


Project partners

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

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