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dc.contributor.authorKleynhans, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T11:28:37Z
dc.date.available2014-04-24T11:28:37Z
dc.date.created2011en
dc.date.issued2014-04-24T11:28:37Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1401
dc.description.abstractClimate change will alter both temperature and moisture availability in the future and therefore will likely affect vector borne disease prevalence. Organisms faced with changes in weather can respond in a variety of ways and this complicates any predictions and inferences for these organisms with climate change. Cause-and-effect links between climate change, insect vector responses, and changes in risk of disease transmission are poorly established for most vector borne diseases. Tsetse (Diptera, Glossinidae) are important vectors of trypanosome parasites posing a major threat to human health and socio-economic welfare in Africa. Water balance plays an important role in determining activity patterns, energy budgets, survival and population dynamics and, hence, geographic distribution and abundance of insects. Glossina species occupy a wide range of habitats in Africa and are notable for their desiccation resistance in xeric environments. Yet, whether or not the different species, subgroups or ecotype groups differ in susceptibility to changes in weather remain undetermined.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTerblanche, John S.
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dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.subjectclimate changeen
dc.subjecttsetseen
dc.subjectDiptera: Glossinidaeen
dc.subjectwater balance physiologyen
dc.subjectmechanistic modellingen
dc.titleImpacts of climate change on tsetse (Diptera: Glossinidae): water balance physiology and mechanistic modellingen
dc.mdidentification.purposeSubmitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Master of AgriScience in Conservation Ecologyen
dc.mdidentification.organizationnameCentre of Excellence for Invasion Biologyen
dc.mdidentification.deliverypointFaculty of Science, Natural Sciences Building, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch University, Matielanden
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dc.mdidentification.electronicmailaddressjst@sun.ac.zaen
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dc.mddistributor.distributorcontactCentre for Invasion Biologyen
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