Malaria transmission risk is inextricably linked with local ecology.  Integrated vector management is already advised by the World Health Organization, who stress the need to work collectively with agriculture, housing, education and health sectors of government to control the mosquitoes feeding on humans and transmitting disease. Understanding this interconnectivity of malaria disease transmission within a healthy ecosystem is vital to enable innovations that can offer sustained protection against this, and other, environmental disease.  Ultimately, locally managed malaria-free sustainable landscapes is our goal – but human survival depends on reassessing our collective impacts which necessitates us considering ecological frameworks in all that we do.

Our research aims to improve integrated vector management and explores ways to use and combine interventions that can both maximise the protection of people and minimise negative effects on our environments.