About DyMSiM

The Dynamic Mosquito Simulation Model (DyMSiM) enables the simulation of mosquito populations driven by climate data. DyMSiM provides a useful tool for researchers investigating a number of mosquito-borne diseases. Because the model is driven by local temperature and precipitation inputs, and requires the specification of additional habitat and land-cover parameters, the model is designed to generate mosquito population counts based on environmental conditions at a location as defined by the user. This website provides information about the model, download details for the model code, how to enter data and run the model, and additional background on how this tool can be tailored to address varying research questions.

System Software and Requirements

DyMSiM was created using STELLA 9.02 software. You must have STELLA installed on your computer to run DyMSiM. Current versions of STELLA can be run on both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Information on obtaining STELLA can be found at: http://www.iseesystems.com.

Credits

DyMSiM was developed in the the ACES lab, School of Geography & Development, at the University of Arizona by Cory Morin and Andrew Comrie. This original version of this website was produced by Mindy Butterworth. We gratefully acknowledge support by the NOAA RISA program and the CLIMAS project, and by the National Science Foundation.

     
    

References

Morin C and Comrie AC, 2010. Modeled response of the West Nile virus vector Culex quinquefasciatus to changing climate using the dynamic mosquito simulation model. International Journal of Biometeorology 54,517-529, doi:10.1007/s00484-010-0349-6.

Please use the following URL as the permanent reference for this website: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~comrie/dymsim