Macroclimate Determines the Global Range Limit of Aedes aegypti
- Autores: Capinha C, Rocha J, Sousa CA
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Ecohealth
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24643859
Aedes aegypti is the main vector of dengue and a number of other diseases worldwide. Because of the domestic nature of this mosquito, the relative importance of macroclimate in shaping its distribution has been a controversial issue. We have captured here the worldwide macroclimatic conditions occupied by A. aegypti in the last century. We assessed the ability of this information to predict the species’ observed distribution using supra-continental spatially-uncorrelated data.