Not to be missed: “The Summer of 2015: Will it be a hot one? Predicting tick and mosquito activity in the New York area”

Posted: May 11, 2015 in Pest Management, Training
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The New York Entomological Society, Inc.

Incorporating the Brooklyn Entomological Society

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, New York 10024

Phone: 212.769.5613   Fax: 212.769.5277

Email: nyes@amnh.org    Web: www.nyentsoc.org

Speaker:

Richard Falco, Ph.D., Regional Medical Entomologist

New York State Department of Health

Presentation:

“The Summer of 2015: Will it be a hot one?

Predicting tick and mosquito activity in the New York area”

As we approach the summer months, there are many questions about the upcoming tick and mosquito season in New York.  Will deer tick numbers be up or down?  Will mosquito populations be high?  Will it be a hot year for West Nile virus?  And what about the newly invasive Asian Tiger Mosquito?  During this presentation we will discuss the ecology of local tick and mosquito species, factors that influence their abundance, and make some predictions as to what kind of summer it will be for vectors and vector-borne diseases.

Dr. Richard Falco is a Regional Medical Entomologist for the New York State Department of Health and has studied vectors and arthropod-borne diseases in the New York area for over 30 years.  Rich’s research interests include the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, risk assessment and development of surveillance strategies for tick and mosquito-borne diseases, and the ecology of invasive mosquito species.  Dr. Falco is also an Associate Research Scientist at Fordham University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York Medical College.

Where:                   Linder Theater (77th Street Entrance)

Date:                     Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Time:                    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

 

Dinner:            9:00PM – TBA

 

Society meetings are always open to the public with no admission charge

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