Ecology and population genomics of Aedes albopictus in the Torres Strait, Australia

Swan, Thomas Stanley Tonks (2022) Ecology and population genomics of Aedes albopictus in the Torres Strait, Australia. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Tom Swan studied ways to improve surveillance and control of the tiger mosquito in the Torres Strait. He found that tiger mosquitoes disperse frequently between islands, optimised a trap to capture tiger mosquitoes and investigated tiger mosquito sugar-feeding behaviour. Queensland Health may utilise these findings to improve current surveillance and control for tiger mosquitoes.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: adaptive introgression, Aedes albopictus, biological invasion, citizen science, cold anthrone, dispersal pathways, fructose, genetic invasion, genomics, kinship, male, mosquito ecology, mosquito surveillance, sound lure, spatial scales, sugar feeding, vector surveillance, wing beat frequency
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Four publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

[Chapter 2] Swan, Tom, Russell, Tanya L., Staunton, Kyran M., Field, Matt A., Ritchie, Scott A., and Burkot, Thomas R. (2022) A literature review of dispersal pathways of Aedes albopictus across different spatial scales: implications for vector surveillance. Parasites & Vectors, 15 (1). 303.

[Chapter 3] Schmidt, Thomas L., Swan, Tom, Chung, Jessica, Karl, Stephan, Demok, Samuel, Yang, Qiong, Field, Matt, Muzari, Mutizwa Odwell, Ehlers, Gerhard, Brugh, Mathew, Bellwood, Rodney, Horne, Peter, Burkot, Thomas R., Ritchie, Scott, and Hoffmann, Ary A. (2021) Spatial population genomics of a recent mosquito invasion. Molecular Ecology, 30 (5). pp. 1174-1189.

[Chapter 4] Swan, Tom, Russell, Tanya L., Burkot, Thomas R., Liu, Jianyi, Ritchie, Scott A., and Staunton, Kyran M. (2021) The effect of sound lure frequency and habitat type on male Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) capture rates with the male Aedes sound trap. Journal of Medical Entomology, 58 (2). pp. 708-716.

[Chapter 5] Swan, T., Ritmejeryte, E., Sebayang, B., Jones, R., Devine, Gregor, Graham, M., Zich, F.A., Staunton, K., Russell, T.L., and Burkot, T.R. (2021) Sugar prevalence in Aedes albopictus differs by habitat, sex and time of day on Masig Island, Torres Strait, Australia. Parasites & Vectors, 14. 520.

Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2023 00:44
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420315 One health @ 30%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3102 Bioinformatics and computational biology > 310204 Genomics and transcriptomics @ 30%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420202 Disease surveillance @ 40%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200404 Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) @ 40%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 40%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180602 Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments @ 20%
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