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Monday, February 18, 2013

Department of Geography, Enviornment, and Society will be hosting another Coffee Talk

"The Mosquito State: Managing Insects and Citizens in the Era of the West Nile Virus", will be given by Director of Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul Robbins. The talk is hosted by the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society on Friday, February 22, 2013 beginning at 3:30.

After decades of neglect and treatment as an incidental nuisance, mosquito populations in the United States Southwest are resurgent and have become the focus of increased attention as a health hazard vectoring West Nile Virus, along with other potential diseases, including dengue fever. This presentation summarizes work by an interdisciplinary team of entomologists, climatologists, remote sensors, spatial theorists, and political ecologists seeking to understand disease vectors in southern Arizona. The reviewed results especially stress the areas of political economy, institutional development, and local public response, stressing the way mosquito ecologies defy state management efforts and local citizens come to internalize responsibility for disease hazards.
This Coffee Talk will be held in Blegen Hall 445 beginning at 3:30. Complimentary refreshments and coffee will be served at 3:15.
The Department of Geography, Environment, and Society Hope to see you this Friday!