Physiological tolerances and future distributions of two malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus
PhD thesis Candice-Lee Lyons: Physiological ecology and future distributions of two malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus (3.103Mb)
Format Extent356561 bytes
MetadataShow full item record
Data collected was for two African malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus. It includes information on thermal tolerance variables (CT and LT data) and information on development rate temperature relationships under constant and fluctuating temperatures. Additionally, desiccation tolerance of both species was determined under a range of temperature and humidity treatments. All experiments investigated these parameters for several adult age groups (where applicable) and for both sexes. The influence of acclimation was also investigated in critical thermal limit trials. Thermal tolerance data includes a comparison between wild and laboratory strains of both species. Data were used to construct a simple distribution map of both anophelines under various climate change scenarios, using the software CLIMEX.