The Changing Geographic Distribution of Malaria with Global Climate Warming

This activity engages students in the analysis of climate data to first find areas in the southern United States that are now close to having conditions in which the malaria parasite and its mosquito hosts thrive and then attempt to forecast when areas might become climatically suitable.

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Mary Savina
Kendra Murray
Carleton College
SERC Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences Collection

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It may be helpful to pair students that are skilled in working with spreadsheets and GIS with students that may need support in working with these tools.