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Wave blocking in a bistable system by local introduction of a population: application to sterile insect techniques on mosquito populations

Abstract : The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is a classic vector control method that has been successfully applied to fight against diverse insect plagues since the 1950s. In recent years, this strategy has been used to control mosquito populations, in order to limit the spread of the diseases they transmit. In this paper, we consider a system of reaction-diffusion equations to model the mosquito population and study the effect of the release of sterile mosquito males. Then we propose to analyze the release in a limited area inside a wider area containing natural mosquito population. We are interested in protecting a mosquito free region from invasion by mosquitoes from an exterior domain by controlling the population in a release band at the border between the two regions: we construct a barrier blocking the invasion of mosquitoes from the exterior. We adapt the geometric method of Lewis and Keener (see [15]) in this framework and extend their main result to find relations on the size of the release region and the density of the released sterile males that allow us to block the invasion. Numerical simulations are also performed to illustrate our results.
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Luís Almeida, Jorge Estrada, Nicolas Vauchelet. Wave blocking in a bistable system by local introduction of a population: application to sterile insect techniques on mosquito populations. 2021. ⟨hal-03377080⟩

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