3D Reconstruction via Stereoscopy for the Study of Mosquito Swarms

Male mosquitoes swarm to find mates, but the characteristics of these swarms have not often been quantitatively analyzed in the field. This site includes information on a simple method used recently to localize individual Anopheles gambiae in a swarm via stereoscopic image analysis of video footage swarms recorded in Doneguebougou, Mali.

Main Areas of Focus

  • To demonstrate a method that other researchers can apply for studying fundamental questions about flying insects or other taxa

Tools

  • Visualization of swarms
  • Calcxyz.R: An R function to calculate positions from stereo measurements
  • StereoPointPicker: A convenience plugin for ImageJ which may be used to easily gather these data

Who Can Use This Resource

  • Visualizations and software are available for public use

How To Get Started

  • Visualizations and software are available for public use
Content last reviewed on July 19, 2018