Climate change will bring new insect-borne diseases to Niagara, researchers say
Published on September 01 2011
Climate change means insects will migrate, bringing new diseases with them. And Brock University and Niagara Region Public Health are at the forefront of monitoring that in Canada.
The two organizations have partnered to erect the Rothamsted Trap, a slender 40-foot-high contraption at the Decew Falls Water Treatment Plant in Thorold. The trap essentially acts as a bug vacuum, drawing in about 300 insects each day. The results are analyzed by researchers in Brock’s Biological Sciences department.