Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

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

I am a biologist with a MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management and since 2006 I worked in the Mosquito Control Service, a municipal mosquito control agency within the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Catalonia). During that period, I coordinated different tasks such as mosquito population monitoring, treatments in public spaces, citizen education and entomological inspections in cases of arbovirus infections (Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and West Nile Virus) within the province of Barcelona. In 2018, I started to work as a Project Manager in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, where I have been coordinating the logistic, financial and administrative aspects of HumBug project, writing grant proposals and managing HumBug website and social media accounts. My interests lie on applied Zoology and the effects of Environmental change on human wellbeing.

Selected Publications

Sinka M.E., Zilli D., Li Y., Kiskin I., Kirkham D., Rafique W., Wang L., Chan H., Gutteridge B., Herreros-Moya E., Portwood H., Roberts S., Willis K.J., (2021). HumBug – An Acoustic Mosquito Monitoring Tool for use on budget smartphones. Methods in Ecology and Evolutionhttps://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13663

Li Y., Kiskin I., Sinka M., Zilli D, Chan H., Herreros-Moya E., Chareonviriyaphap T., Tisgratog R., Willis K., Roberts S., (2018). Fast mosquito acoustic detection with field cup recordings: an initial investigation. Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events; Tampere University of Technology 2018: 153-157. http://www.tut.fi/tutcri

Aranda, C., Martínez, M., Montalvo, T., Eritja, R., Navero-Castillejos, J., Herreros, E., Marqués, E., Escosa, R., Corbella, I., Bigas, E., Picart, L., Jané, M., Barrabeig, I., Torner, N., Talavera, S., Vázquez, A., Sánchez-Seco, M., & Busquets, N. (2018). Arbovirus surveillance: first dengue virus detection in local Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in Europe, Catalonia, Spain, 2015. Euro Surveillance 2018;23(47): pii=1700837. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.47.1700837

Eritja, R., Herreros, E. (2017). Spatial distribution of immature stages of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) in flower pots in a Spanish cemetery and field evaluation of metallic copper as a control agent. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association.