Vegetation as a Climate Indicator: Modeling Malaria in the Punjab Region
Dr. Baeza was quick to point out the precedent of his work in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India, with a graph (figure 1) representing fever (malaria) cases as they correlate with rainfall from a 1911 study by Sir Rickard Christophers.
1. Bio of Dr. Andres Baeza – http://www.sesync.org/users/abaezacastro
2. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center – http://www.sesync.org
3. Sir Rickard Christophers Obituary – http://www.mosquitocatalog.org/files/pdfs/MS11N01P055.pdf
4. NDVI Resource “Earth Explorer” – http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
1. Baeza, Andres, et al. "Climate forcing and desert malaria: the effect of irrigation." Malar J 10 (2011): 190. Link: http://www.pnas.org/content/110/37/15157.short
2. Baeza, Andres, et al. "Long-lasting transition toward sustainable elimination of desert malaria under irrigation development." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110.37 (2013): 15157-15162. Link: