Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The changing ecological and epidemiological landscape of mosquito-borne disease in New England. Are things getting worse? Why, and what can (or should) be done?
MCZ 101, 26 Oxford Street, Harvard University
We will provide an overview of the changing distribution of mosquito-borne viruses (e.g. EEE, WNv) in the region, introduce the cast of fascinating villains (mosquitoes, viruses, vertebrate hosts), describe their odd ecological requirements, and propose what we might expect to encounter in the coming years and decades. Come armed with questions and opinions.
The talk is free and open to the public. The meeting is readily accessible via public transportation. Parking is available in the Oxford Street Garage with advance arrangement, as described here, or (usually but not always) at spaces on nearby streets. Everyone is also welcome to join us for dinner before the talk (beginning at 6:00 PM) at Cambridge Common restaurant, on 1667 Massachusetts Ave.
CEC meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from October through May. The evening schedule typically includes an informal dinner (6:00 to 7:15 PM) followed by our formal meeting (7:30 – 9:00 PM). The latter begins with club business and is followed by a 50 minute entomology related presentation. Membership is open to amateur and professional entomologists.