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Mosquito Eradication: The Story of Killing Campto

Draws together the entire unprecedented campaign: science, politics, environment
The only known publication relating to the mosquito eradication
The volume editors are both top internationally recognised scientific authors with approximately 500 publications between them

By: Brian H Kay (Editor), Richard C Russell (Editor)

280 pages, illustrations


Paperback | Nov 2013 | #213793 | ISBN-13: 9781486300570
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About this book

In 1998, the Southern Saltmarsh Mosquito Aedes camptorhynchus ('Campto') was accidentally transported from Australia to Hawke's Bay in New Zealand, from where it dispersed to another 10 localities mainly on the North Island. After an investment of NZ$70 million over 10 years, this saltmarsh carrier of Ross River virus was eradicated in a world-first program which surprised many.

How did it get there? How did it spread? How did the team cope when it arrived at Kaipara Harbour, said to be the largest harbour in New Zealand? Mosquito Eradication draws together the entire unprecedented campaign, uncovering the twists and turns and nasty surprises the team had to deal with along the way. Written in an approachable way, it also contains new unpublished technical information which will be sought after by professionals.a


List of Contributors

Chapter 1: How it was before: historical perspectives on receptivity and risk
    Brian Kay, JR Gardner, Gene Browne

Chapter 2: Strategy development and refinement at Hawke’s Bay
    Steve Garner, Noel Watson, Henry Dowler, Darryl McGinn, David Sullivan, Brian Kay

Chapter 3: From the top: who’s paying for this? (National programme management)
    Sally Gilbert, Andrew Forsyth, Ian Gear, David Sullivan, David Yard

Chapter 4: Listening to the experts – the advice that drove the national programme
    Sally Gilbert, Andrew Forsyth, Ian Gear, David Sullivan, David Yard

Chapter 5: Who knows how to do broadscale aerial control of mosquitoes?
    Darryl McGinn, David Sullivan

Chapter 6: Coming to grips with ProLink XR-G at Hawke’s Bay
    Brian Kay, Michael Brown, Gene Browne, Barbara Thomson

Chapter 7: Pathways of entry and mosquito dispersal
    Andrew McFadden, Graham Mackereth, Ruud Kleinpaste, Robert Sanson, Nigel Beebe,
    Bryn Gradwell, Mark Bullians, Ruth Frampton

Chapter 8: Camp Kaipara – a mosquito or programme death camp?
    Bryn Gradwell, Monica Singe, Shaun Maclaren, Steve Crarer, Jessica Taylor, Mark Disbury

Chapter 9: Developing detection and surveillance
    Graham Mackereth, Monica Singe, Mark Disbury, Sally Gilbert, Noel Watson, Craig Williams, Rachel Cane, Scott Ritchie

Chapter 10: The national exotic saltmarsh mosquito surveillance programme
    Monica Singe, Mark Disbury, Darryl McGinn

Chapter 11: Maintaining environmental integrity in invasion areas
    Helen Gear, Travis R. Glare and Maureen O’Callaghan

Chapter 12: Communications and cultural issues
    JR Gardner, Val Aldridge, Bryn Gradwell

Chapter 13: Reflections on a successful eradication programme
    Richard Russell, Henry Dowler, JR Gardner, Sally Gilbert, Matthew Stone


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Brian Kay AM is a Group Leader at Queensland Institute of Medical Research's Mosquito Control Laboratory, which is designated by the World Health Organization as an official global Collaborating Centre for Environmental Management for Vector Control. He is renowned for his arbovirus and mosquito research, and has published 285 papers and is a highly sought after expert speaker at international events. In 1999 he was awarded the DI Ivanovsky Centenary Medallion for his achievements, in 2005 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his scientific contributions, and in 2006 he was elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Science.

Richard Russell is Professor of Medical Entomology at The University of Sydney, and founding Director of the Department of Medical Entomology at Westmead Hospital. He has worked as a Medical Entomologist, in public health and tropical medicine, for more than 40 years, and has a broad experience with insects and other arthropods of medical importance. His specialties are mosquito biology, mosquito-borne disease and mosquito control. He has published more than 200 scientific papers on mosquitoes and related topics, and four monographs, including as co-author of the 12-volume The Culicidae (Mosquitoes) of the Australasian Region.

- Val Aldridge
- Nigel Beebe
- Michael Brown
- Gene Browne
- Mark Bullians
- Rachel P Cane
- Steve Crarer
- Mark Disbury
- Henry Dowler
- Andrew Forsyth
- Ruth Frampton
- John Gardner
- Steve Garner
- Helen Gear
- Ian Gear
- Sally Gilbert
- Travis R Glare
- Bryn Gradwell
- Brian Kay
- Ruud Kleinpaste
- Graham Mackereth
- Shaun Maclaren
- Andrew McFadden
- Darryl McGinn
- Maureen O'Callaghan
- Scott Ritchie
- Richard Russell
- Robert Sanson
- Monica Singe
- Matthew Stone
- David Sullivan
- Jessica Taylor
- Barbara Thomson
- Noel Watson
- Craig Williams
- David Yard

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