Speaker Series

The IBEMEA speaker series features lectures and seminars on a range of topics related to mosquito-borne disease management.

Fall 2013

Hydrological and climate models relative to emerging mosquito-borne disease

Arne Bomblies, PhD

Monday, October 7th, 2013 - 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm,

Dr. Bomblies conducts research at the interface of hydrology and public health, and has recently spent two years in the field in Niger and Ethiopia studying mosquito populations and the hydrology of the West African Sahel and Ethiopian highlands. Specific research interests are the impact of land use and land cover changes on malaria transmission, the impacts of climate change and variability on malaria transmission, land/atmosphere interactions, ecohydrology, and spatial modeling of vector-borne diseases. He received a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Environmental Engineering in 2009, an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998, and a BS from Cornell University. He teaches courses in hydrology and geomatics.
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Human-managed water systems. Policy and management of stormwater, sewage, and green infrastructures.

Michael Krause

Monday, October 14th, 2013 - 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm,

Michael Krause is the President and Director of Strategy and New Projects at Kandiyohi Development Partners, LLC. Kandiyohi is a development and consulting firm in Minneapolis focused on urban redevelopment, green buildings, renewable energy, and clean technologies. Kandiyohi are members of the US Green Building Council. Mr. Krause comes from a history in environmental and policy work, including working for nine years as the Executive Director of Minneaopolis’ Green Institute as well as working on the policy staff of local and regional governments in Hennepin County and Minnesota. Previous to that, Mr. Krause was an editor, publisher and award winner columnist with the Weekly News, Inc. – a Minneapolis newspaper chain.
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Linking epidemiology with ecological modeling with examples from West Nile, malaria and dengues

Steven Juliano, PhD

Monday, October 28th, 2013 - 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm,

Steven Juliano is a Distinguished Professor of Ecology at Illinois State University. His research concerns behavioral, population, and community ecology of insects, and the ways in which these different levels of organization within ecology are linked. Currently most of his work is on invasion ecology of container dwelling mosquitoes.
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