I perform research, funded by Verily Life Sciences (an Alphabet company and Google affiliate) developing a male Aedes mosquito sentinel surveillance trap. This tool is being field trialled throughout locations such as: Cairns, Torres Strait, Pupua New Guinea, Mexico and Belize.

Additionally, I enjoy investigating the environmental influences on Aedes aegypti catches in mosquito traps, to better understand how such traps should be deployed throughout urban environments. I'm also passionate about male Aedes ecology and deploy a vairety of traps, including those with sounds lures, to contribute to this knowledge gap. 

I am also currently engaged to collaborate in monitoring the potential transmission of Kunjin virus by mosquitoes and determining the prospective efficacy of Attractive Targeted Sugar Baits as a regional Aedes mosquito control method. 




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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Kyran Staunton from 2011 onwards.

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Verily Life Sciences - Contract Research

JCU Mosquito Trap Development

Indicative Funding
$544,184 over 2 years
To design and validate traps that are low cost and sensitive enough for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes that they can be deployed for both SIT release surveillance during suppression and elimination operations, and also for sentinel surveillance after elimination.
Kyran Staunton, Tom Burkot and Wei Xiang (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine and College of Science & Engineering)
Dengue; Mosquito; trap; Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

CRC for Developing Northern Australia Scheme - Projects

Strategies to prevent two viruses devaluing Australian crocodile skins

Indicative Funding
$39,000 over 4 years (administered by Porosus Pty Ltd - Centre for Crocodile Research)
Two viruses have been shown recently to infect crocodiles and damage their skins, resulting in losses to the economic value of the animals. There is evidence that the viruses are mosquito borne. JCU Cairns will set mosquito traps and monitor virus infection at a crocodile farm near Cairns, and provide trapping technology to be used at a farm near Darwin in order to better understand the natural history of the viruses and the risk they pose to the crocodile industry.
Kyran Staunton, Sally Isberg, Roy Hall, David Tscharke and Karla Helbig (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Centre for Crocodile Research, The University of Queensland, Australian National University and La Trobe University)
Kunjin virus; Mosquito; crocodile

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  • Ecological Investigations and Control of Mosquito Disease Vectors (Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus) in the Torres Strait (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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