Maximilian J. B. Hall

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A field study in Libya investigated aspects of Cochliomyia hominivorax behaviour relevant to the operation of a target-based control system. Flies were readily caught by electrified targets, but only when baited with the attractant 'swormlure-4'. Target size (0.25-1 m2) did not affect catch, but black targets caught twice as many flies as red ones. Omitting(More)
Resampling techniques such as the Bootstrap and the Jack-knife are generic methods for the estimation of uncertainties in statistics. When applied in frequency analysis, resampling techniques can provide estimates of the uncertainties in both distribution parameters and quantile estimates in circumstances in which confidence limits cannot be obtained(More)
The orientation of adults of the myiasis species Wohlfahrtia magnifica and Lucilia sericata to artificial visual stimuli (cloth targets) and olfactory stimuli ('swormlure-4', a potent screwworm attractant), was studied in sheep pastures near to Sárbogard in Hungary. Experiments with odour-baited cloth targets, enclosed in electrocuting grids, demonstrated(More)
In a recent contribution, Hall et al. (2004) examined the use of the Bootstrap resampling technique as a means of constructing confidence limits for the quantiles of the (two-parameter) Gumbel and the (three-parameter) Weibull distributions. Particular emphasis was placed on the behaviour of sample sizes of the order of 30, which are typical of those(More)
  • M J Hall
  • 1988
A means of contaminating tsetse flies in the field with fluorescent pigment powders has been developed, using pigment in open-ended plastic chambers at the cage position on traps. Glossina pallidipes Austen and G.morsitans morsitans Westwood passed rapidly through the chambers, and on exit were contaminated with consistent doses of powder: about 90(More)