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dc.contributor.advisorChu, Cordia
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Qiyongen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:45:48Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:45:48Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/3848
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366758
dc.description.abstractA great number of studies have documented that there is a clear increasing trend in the global average temperature during the last century. Based on the scenario of business-as-usual, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projected that the global surface average temperature will exceed 4 °C by the end of 2100 compared to that in 1850-1890. Climate change has been regarded as the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century. Epidemiological studies have showed significant impacts of weather variation associated with climate change on population health, including transmission pattern of some infectious diseases, and most importantly suspected impacts geographical expansion and emergence and re-emergence of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, malaria and Japanese encephalitis, which has posed great health burden to Chinese population in its history. Mosquito-borne diseases are extremely sensitive to the weather variation, such as temperature, rainfall, humidity, etc. In China, although the impact of climate variation on important mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever and malaria, has been investigated in many countries, there are only a few studies conducted in China. Chinese people may suffer greater adverse impacts from climate change due to a higher population density, relatively crowded living conditions, and poor socio-economic status. A series of individual but interrelated studies were carried out for this dissertation. The overall objective was to provide a comprehensive analysis of potential impacts of weather variability on the dynamics of mosquitoes and transmission pattern of major mosquito-borne diseases in the context of climate change.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsDengue feveren_US
dc.subject.keywordsMalariaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsJapanese encephalitisen_US
dc.subject.keywordsClimatic change and infectious diseasesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGlobal warming, Effects on mosquito-borne diseaseen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMosquito-borne disease, Chinaen_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Weather Variability on Mosquito and Major Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Chinaen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
dc.date.embargoEnd2015-12-04en_US
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorMackey, Brendan
dc.rights.accessRightsRestricted (for period of time)en_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1446097403583en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy by Publication (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.griffith.authorLiu, Qiyong


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