Etiqueta: Frederic Bartumeus


Barcelona has the world’s first tiger mosquito prediction map

30 de September 2021Anna Ramon Revilla

The #MosquitoAlertBCN project team has developed the first daily map that predicts the risk of finding a tiger mosquito in Barcelona . It is a digital map, unique in the world, that reports in real time and on a 20-meter scale about the likelihood of a mosquito and a person meeting or interacting that day.


The citizen science project Mosquito Alert is launched in Europe to track the spread of mosquitoes

9 de October 2020Adriana Clivillé

The Mosquito Alert app is now available in 18 European countries from Europe and will help monitoring the spread of these insects, which can transmit viral diseases such as dengue or Japanese encephalitis. Is produced by the European network AIM-Cost Action and the H2020 project Versatile Emerging infectious disease Observatory (VEO).


First detection of Aedes japonicus in Spain thanks to citizen scientists

7 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

Aedes japonicus is an invasive insect capable of transmitting diseases such as West Nile virus. The mosquito was found in Asturias (North Spain) when a person sent a photo of the insect with the Mosquito Alert app in june.


When ‘flying blind’, chaotic searching could be a good strategy

12 de April 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

When an animal has limited information about its environment, a chaotic movement pattern could be an efficient strategy for finding what it needs. For mollusks, this could result from internal neural processes. Understanding the mechanisms for chaos generation and its connection with search behavior could help apply these types of patterns to research on humans. 


AtrapaelTigre is now Mosquito Alert: a citizen platform for studying and controlling the mosquitos that transmit global epidemics

4 de March 2016Anna Ramon Revilla

This new program updates the project previously known as AtrapaelTigre, and includes the mosquito Aedes aegypti which is responsible for the spread of Zika virus. The updated project will implement an early warning system based on citizen science for the detection of the mosquito’s possible arrival to Spain. Also, monitoring of the presence and spread of the tiger mosquito will be expanded with the objective that the data be incorporated into Spanish systems of public health management and epidemiological research.


Scientists and Catalonian National Police collaborate to catch tiger mosquito stowaways in private vehicles

18 de August 2015Anna Ramon Revilla

The BaixLlobregat Mosquito Control Service is carrying out vehicle searches in coordination with the Mossos de Esquadra (Catalonian National Police) as part of the project led by a team from CEAB-CSIC and CREAF. According to 2014 citizen data collected using the app Tigatrapp, this summer Spanish may have transported as many 800,000 tiger mosquitos in their vehicles.


The City of Barcelona uses Tigatrapp, a mobile device application for tracking and preventing spread of the tiger mosquito

27 de July 2015CREAF is a citizen science project promoting active collaboration of citizens by way of its app, Tigatrapp. The initiative originated in Catalonia and is capable of managing information from thousands of tiger mosquito breeding sites.

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