Tsetse muse: an interactive programme to assess the impact of control operations on tsetse populations. Final Technical Report.
This project developed a general simulation model to assess the efficacy and impact of any vector control technique, applied singly or in combination, against a population of tsetse. The model was incorporated into a user-friendly and interactive programme (Tsetse muse) which enables users without modelling expertise to compare the cost-effectiveness of strategies to control tsetse and undertake various 'what-if' analyses. Users of Tsetse Muse can define values for various parameters controlling both the dynamics of the tsetse population and the efficacy and cost of the control methods. To facilitate use, the programme can suggest approprate values for these parameters based on results from published studies of tsetse biology and control.