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Terra and Aqua satellites track tiger mosquito invasion: modelling the potential distribution of Aedes albopictus in north-eastern Italy

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2011
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Title
Terra and Aqua satellites track tiger mosquito invasion: modelling the potential distribution of Aedes albopictus in north-eastern Italy
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-10-49
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Authors

Markus Neteler, David Roiz, Duccio Rocchini, Cristina Castellani, Annapaola Rizzoli

Abstract

The continuing spread of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus in Europe is of increasing public health concern due to the potential risk of new outbreaks of exotic vector-borne diseases that this species can transmit as competent vector. We predicted the most favorable areas for a short term invasion of Ae. albopictus in north-eastern Italy using reconstructed daily satellite data time series (MODIS Land Surface Temperature maps, LST). We reconstructed more than 11,000 daily MODIS LST maps for the period 2001-09 (i.e. performed spatial and temporal gap-filling) in an Open Source GIS framework. We aggregated these LST maps over time and identified the potential distribution areas of Ae. albopictus by adapting published temperature threshold values using three variables as predictors (0°C for mean January temperatures, 11°C for annual mean temperatures and 1350 growing degree days filtered for areas with autumnal mean temperatures > 11°C). The resulting maps were integrated into the final potential distribution map and this was compared with the known current distribution of Ae. albopictus in north-eastern Italy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Italy 3 2%
Argentina 2 1%
Japan 2 1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Senegal 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 130 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 42 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 23%
Student > Master 18 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 6%
Student > Bachelor 9 6%
Other 21 14%
Unknown 14 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 44 30%
Environmental Science 22 15%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 15 10%
Computer Science 11 7%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Other 29 20%
Unknown 19 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 August 2013.
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#2,513,994
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Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#106
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#19,822
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Health Geographics
#3
of 11 outputs
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