Check out these recent interviews with Dr. Mike Wimberly about work conducted by the EcoGRAPH research group. Episode 3 of USAID's Between Two Baobab Trees podcast series discusses our research on malaria early warning systems in Ethiopia. NASA's Earth Science Applications Guidebook features our work on malaria early warning as well as West Nile virus forecasting in the United States. Look in the Use Cases section for "Forecasting mosquito populations to prevent disease".
The EcoGRAPH team is in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. Our research explores the impacts of changing climate and landscapes on ecosystems and human health, with an emphasis on developing spatial decision support tools to support public health decisions, land use planning, and natural resource management. We address these topics through landscape, regional, and global analyses using satellite remote sensing and other sources of environmental monitoring data. Specific research areas include the effects of environmental change on vector-borne disease outbreaks, the influences of human land use and wildfires on forest landscape dynamics, the impacts of agricultural expansion and intensification on native ecosystems, and the development of computer software for disease outbreak forecasting and landscape change modeling. We conduct our research in locations throughout the world including North America, West Africa, Ethiopia, and India.