Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies

A new initiative, The Vector Atlas, was launched today. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Dr Marianne Sinka (Senior Postdoctoral Researcher), this 3-year project will provide analyses-ready data and spatial models specifically tailored to inform malaria vector control in Africa.

The Vector Atlas brings together a new collaboration of partners (icipe, University of Oxford, MAP, PAMCA, GBIF, VectorBase, and IRMapper) in an initiative to build an online, open access repository to hold and share malaria vector occurrence, bionomics, abundance, and insecticide resistance data. The data will be fully up-to-date and form the basis of a series of spatial models specifically tailored to inform the control of mosquito vectors of disease.

Latest News

December 1, 2022

Vector Atlas Engagement and Partnership Meeting, December 2022

The Vector Atlas team is looking forward to welcoming representatives from over 15 African countries to the first Engagement and Partnership Meeting to be held at the International Centre ... Continue reading

November 22, 2022

Seeing roots from space

A new study led by Dr Nicola Kühn during her DPhil associated with the lab titled “Seeing roots from space: aboveground fingerprints of root depth in vegetation sensitivity to ... Continue reading

November 1, 2022

Vector Atlas Spatial Modelling Workshop, November-December 2022

We are excited to be holding the Vector Atlas Species Distribution Modelling Training Course at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya, 30 November ... Continue reading

September 30, 2022

Vector Atlas at the 8th Annual PAMCA conference

The Vector Atlas team had a great time at the 8th Annual Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) conference held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 26 to 28 September 2022. Excellent ... Continue reading

July 10, 2022

Vector Atlas Kick-off Meeting

The international Vector Atlas team gathered at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) Duduville campus in Nairobi from 4 to 8 July 2022 to celebrate the launch ... Continue reading