Quoted: Lauren Culler on Mosquito Research in Greenland

“They’re aggressive because they’re desperate,” says ecologist Lauren Culler, an Arctic postdoctoral fellow and outreach coordinator for the Institute of Arctic Studies at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, in a story on the website Motherboard about why giant mosquitoes are suddenly swarming in Greenland.

“My research here has found that only 12-15 percent of mosquitoes ever get a blood meal,” says Culler.