MODIRISK: Monitoring of Mosquito Vectors of Disease (inventory)

  • Veerle Versteirt (Creator)
  • Wouter Dekoninck (Creator)
  • Wim Van Bortel (Creator)
  • Dimitri Brosens (Creator)



MODIRISK aims at studying biodiversity of mosquitoes and monitoring/predicting its changes, and hence actively prepares to address issues on the impact of biodiversity change with particular reference to invasive species and the risk to introduce new pathogens. This is essential in the perspective of the ongoing global changes creating suitable conditions for the spread of invasive species and the (re)emergence of vector-borne diseases in Europe. The main strengths of the project in the context of sustainable development are the link between biodiversity and health-environment, and its contribution to the development of tools to better describe the spatial distribution of mosquito biodiversity. MODIRISK addresses key topics of the global initiative Diversitas, which was one of the main drivers of the 'Research programme Science for a Sustainable Development' (SSD).
Date made available2022
Temporal coverage2007 - 2011
Geographical coverageBelgium

Thematic List 2020

  • Invasive species
  • Data & infrastructure

Free keywords

  • mosquitoes
  • vector

Thematic list

  • Society
  • Species and biotopes

Taxonomic list

  • true flies (2-winged flies) (Diptera)


  • public health

Geographic list

  • Belgium

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