# dynamAedes

## Overview

**dynamAedes** is a unified modelling framework for invasive *Aedes* mosquitoes.

Users can apply the stochastic, time-discrete and spatially-explicit population dynamical model to four *Aedes* mosquitoes species: *Aedes aegypti*, *Ae. albopictus*, *Ae. japonicus* and *Ae. koreicus*

The model is driven by temperature, photoperiod and intra-specific larval competition and can be applied to three different spatial scales: punctual, local and regional. These spatial scales consider different degrees of spatial complexity and data availability, by accounting for both active and passive dispersal of the modelled mosquito species as well as for the heterogeneity of input temperature data.

The main features of **dynamAedes**:

**dynamAedes** is a stochastic model, which imply that the range of daily estimates depends on the number of iterations

**dynamAedes** estimate the mosquito population dynamics and extract both its spatial and temporal trend

At local scale, **dynamAedes** allow to estimate the active and passive dispersal of adults mosquitoes, returning the the average distance covered in a given period or the total number of colonized cells.

## Installation