KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Retired scientists and Puna resident Van Eden presented details on a new citizen-powered science project during his recent mosquito talk at the Kona Science Cafe at the NELHA Gateway Center.
The Big Island mosquito distribution data collected in the volunteer effort could be used to forecast the next hotspot during an outbreak of a disease like dengue fever, which spread across Hawaii Island in September 2015.
The project website is hosted by iNaturalist.
The first part of Van Eden’s talk about mosquitoes – and how to trap and kill them – can be seen here.
by Big Island Video News
KAILUA-KONA - Van Eden talks about a citizen effort to gather missing mosquito distribution information. A new website is coordinating the project.