Deforestation and malaria: what’s the relationship between the two?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In a piece highlighting her most recently published research, Kelly Austin, associate professor of sociology at Lehigh University, writes: "...little research has been done on what makes certain areas more conducive to malaria-carrying mosquitoes. My new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic nations is an attempt to fill this gap. It shows a link between deforestation and increasing malaria rates across developing nations." (13 June)