Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621326
Title:
Mosquito Abundance and Land Use in Varying Median Income Census Blocks in Richmond County, Georgia
Authors:
Wolff, Liam; Laymon, Kelsey; Pruitt, Carson; Haibach, Nicole; Flite, III, Oscar P.
Abstract:
Mosquitoes pose a major health hazard to humans globally as primary vectors for disease transmission. Many species of mosquito rely on standing water pooled in open containers to breed. These are often found in items such as old, unused tires associated with lower income properties. This study sought to determine whether lower income census blocks in Richmond County correlated to increased mosquito abundances. For this project, we compared mosquito abundance, land use, and median household income throughout Richmond County. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) light and gravid traps were deployed January 2014 to December 2016 at 18 different trapping locations of varying median household incomes between an annual salary of $16,000 and $55,000. Data from the United States Census Bureau was compared to land use data from the USGS National Land Cover Database. Results indicated a positive correlation (R2=0.7905) between median annual income and mosquito abundance overall. However, the percentage of mosquitoes that were container breeders did not correlate well against median household income (R2=0.0664). This could be because some container breeders utilize other habitats for breeding. Looking at one strictly container-reliant species, Culex quinquefasciatus, indicated a strong connection (R2=0.9022) between abundance and lower income census blocks.
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences
Issue Date:
Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621326
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
Poster presented at the 18th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
Department of Biological Sciences: Student Research and Presentations; 18th Annual PKP Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Posters

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dc.contributor.authorWolff, Liamen
dc.contributor.authorLaymon, Kelseyen
dc.contributor.authorPruitt, Carsonen
dc.contributor.authorHaibach, Nicoleen
dc.contributor.authorFlite, III, Oscar P.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-08T14:32:34Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-08T14:32:34Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621326-
dc.descriptionPoster presented at the 18th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractMosquitoes pose a major health hazard to humans globally as primary vectors for disease transmission. Many species of mosquito rely on standing water pooled in open containers to breed. These are often found in items such as old, unused tires associated with lower income properties. This study sought to determine whether lower income census blocks in Richmond County correlated to increased mosquito abundances. For this project, we compared mosquito abundance, land use, and median household income throughout Richmond County. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) light and gravid traps were deployed January 2014 to December 2016 at 18 different trapping locations of varying median household incomes between an annual salary of $16,000 and $55,000. Data from the United States Census Bureau was compared to land use data from the USGS National Land Cover Database. Results indicated a positive correlation (R2=0.7905) between median annual income and mosquito abundance overall. However, the percentage of mosquitoes that were container breeders did not correlate well against median household income (R2=0.0664). This could be because some container breeders utilize other habitats for breeding. Looking at one strictly container-reliant species, Culex quinquefasciatus, indicated a strong connection (R2=0.9022) between abundance and lower income census blocks.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMosquitoesen
dc.subjectRichmond County, GAen
dc.subjectHousehold Incomesen
dc.subjectNational Land Cover Databaseen
dc.titleMosquito Abundance and Land Use in Varying Median Income Census Blocks in Richmond County, Georgiaen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen
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