Wolbachia Spread Simulation


by : 
Bryan T.


This project will be a computer simulation of Wolbachia spread through a given geographic region over some length of time. Initial conditions will include the size of the infected mosquito population to be introduced and the introduction location. Other factors that may affect Wolbachia spread will modeled after real world conditions. Some of these factors include climate, seasonal climate patterns, natural disasters, urban population, forest density, daily temperature fluctuations, human behavior, local mosquito population feeding times, and vector control methods already in control. Our goal is to find the ideal conditions for Wolbachia introduction, which could be useful in future disease prevention efforts.