MODIRISK:Monitoring of Mosquito Vectors, Longitudinal study

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



Knowledge of the taxonomic and functional biodiversity of both endemic and invading vector mosquito species as well as the factors driving change, is missing in Belgium. Acquiring this knowledge is an essential step towards understanding current risk and preparing for future treads. Therefore the objectives of the project MODIRISK (Mosquito vectors of disease: spatial biodiversity, drivers of change, and risk) were (1) to inventory endemic and invading mosquito species in Belgium considering environmental and taxonomic elements of biodiversity ( + (Collection), (2) to assess the population dynamics of endemic and invasive mosquito species and their interrelationship (This dataset) (3) to model mosquito biodiversity distribution at a one km resolution in the Benelux, and (4) to disseminate project outputs to the scientific community, end users and the general public.
Date made available2022
Temporal coverage2009 - 2010
Geographical coverageBelgium

Free keywords

  • mosquitoes
  • vector

Thematic List 2020

  • Invasive species
  • Data & infrastructure

Taxonomic list

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


  • public health

Geographic list

  • Belgium

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