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dc.contributor.advisorHouseman, Richard M.eng
dc.contributor.authorLeak, Alfred T., 1962-eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 26, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Richard Houseman.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Plant, insect and microbial sciences.eng
dc.description.abstractDisease vector population densities, combined with their relationship to landscape characters, will clearly affect the proliferation of arboviruses to humans present in these landscapes. Advanced mapping techniques (e.g., GPS, land cover surveys) allow for the characterization of specific locations with regard to landscape, ecological matrix, and the presence of patches of different land cover types within matrices. Thus, coupling biological sampling for mosquito vectors of disease with certain environmental conditions within different landscape configurations may help approximate a model for predicting the risk of encountering these disease vectors. Therefore, the goals of the research were to 1) describe the mosquito fauna of the various patch-matrix landscape combinations common in five central Missouri counties; 2) evaluate the temporal occurrence of these mosquito taxa; 3) assess relationships between regional weather factors and the occurrence and abundance of the mosquito fauna; and 4) categorize the risk of encountering mosquito vectors of disease based on patch-matrix landscape configurations, temporal mosquito abundance and diversity, and weather data.eng
dc.format.extentx, 215 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb77822018eng
dc.identifier.merlinb77822018eng
dc.identifier.oclc655264709eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/8300
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8300eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshMosquitoes -- Habitateng
dc.subject.lcshMosquitoes as carriers of diseaseeng
dc.subject.lcshMosquitoes -- Climatic factorseng
dc.subject.lcshLandscapeseng
dc.subject.lcshLandscape irrigationeng
dc.titleComparing mosquito communities of various patch-matrix landscape combinations in central Missouri, with implications for developing models to forecast abundances of important mosquito taxaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant, insect and microbial sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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