Land use and mosquito diversity in the Peruvian Amazon.

  title={Land use and mosquito diversity in the Peruvian Amazon.},
  author={Marilyn F. Johnson and Adriana Gomez and Miguel A. Pinedo-Vasquez},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={45 6},
Anthropogenic environmental disturbance is a significant factor driving mosquito community composition. However, researchers subjectively define environmental change creating difficulties for cross-study comparison. To examine the relationship between terrestrial change and mosquito composition, we used remote sensing techniques to define spatially explicit land use categories along a gradient with low (rural), medium (peri-urban), and high (urban) anthropogenic influence in the Peruvian Amazon… CONTINUE READING

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