Climate changes and suitability for the ticks Amblyomma hebraeum and Amblyomma variegatum (Ixodidae) in Zimbabwe (1974-1999).

@article{EstradaPea2008ClimateCA,
  title={Climate changes and suitability for the ticks Amblyomma hebraeum and Amblyomma variegatum (Ixodidae) in Zimbabwe (1974-1999).},
  author={Agust{\'i}n Estrada-Pe{\~n}a and Ivan G. Horak and Trevor N. Petney},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={151 2-4},
  pages={256-67}
}
The spread of Amblyomma hebraeum has been reported in Zimbabwe. At the same time there was little or no spread in the distribution of Amblyomma variegatum. This paper examines the climatic cycles and their trends in the period 1974-1999 with a view to explaining the abiotic causes of this spread, and of forecasting the likely tendency in climate suitability for both tick species. An annual data-set of rainfall and air temperature was used as a source for climate, together with a habitat… CONTINUE READING

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