How will changes in temperature and precipitation affect malaria transmission? This question has been at the forefront of climate change research for the last decade, yet predictions are still remarkably variable and uncertain. This Working Group's aim is to assess the current state of climate-driven malaria research and to combine statistical and biological modeling approaches in novel ways. Their goal is to synthesize data from laboratory and field studies with a malaria transmission model, and to use this model to predict when changes in rainfall or temperature will promote infection.
This project is supported by the The Henry Luce Foundation