Climate change and pest control

Information sources

UK Government reports

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012
Current evidence, recommendations and research gaps
Sotiris Vardoulakis and Clare Heaviside (Editors)
Health Protection Agency, September 2012
Chapter 8. Effects of climate change on vector-borne diseases

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK - An expert review for comment
Report of the Expert Group on Climate Change and Health in the UK
Dept of Health. 2001. 290 pp
Chapter 4.3. Vector-borne diseases and climate change. pp 101-138

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2008 – an update of the Department of Health Report 2001/2002
Dept of Health. 2008. 113 pp
Chapter 3. Vector-borne diseases and climate change. pp 34-70

Nuisance Insects and Climate Change
Defra. March 2009 

International reports

Protecting health in Europe from climate change
Edited by Bettina Menne, Franklin Apfel, Sari Kovats and Francesca Racioppi
WHO Europe 2008, 51 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 7187 1
Anticipating changes in vector-borne diseases. pp 22-23

A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change
A report outlining the research needs on the human health effects of climate change
NIEHS 2010
Vectorborne and zoonotic diseases. pp 45-59

NGO reports

Climate Change and its Health Implications
A summary report for environmental health practitioners on the health implications of climate change
CIEH. November 2008
Para 5.2.2 Vectorborne disease: malaria. tick borne encephalitis; Lyme disease

Pest Control - The impact of climate change on pest populations and public health
CIEH. May 2012.


The Health Practitioners Guide to Climate Change (Book)
Ed. Jenny Griffiths; Mala Rao; Fiona Adshead; Allison Thorpe
Publisher: Earthscan. 2009. 380 pp. ISBN: 978-1-84407-729-8

Vector-borne, rodent-borne and other infectious diseases. pp 49-51

Link to Earthscan publications via Routledge  

Other references

Climatic suitability of Aedes albopictus in Europe referring to climate change projections: comparison of mechanistic and correlative niche modelling approaches
D Fischer, S M Thomas, M Neteler, N B Tjaden, C BeierkuhnleinEurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 6, 13 February 2014  

Predicting the spread of the tiger mosquito in Europe.
European Commission Science for Environment Policy Bulletin 8 September 2011 

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