Reinfestation analysis to estimate ectoparasite population size, emergence, and mortality.

@article{Lehmann1994ReinfestationAT,
  title={Reinfestation analysis to estimate ectoparasite population size, emergence, and mortality.},
  author={T. Lehmann},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1994},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={257-64}
}
  • T. Lehmann
  • Published 1994 in Journal of medical entomology
The key components of ectoparasite vectorial capacity are poorly known, and no estimates of absolute population size for nest ectoparasites nor average longevity under natural conditions are available. A simple method to estimate these and other population parameters is suggested here, using body infestation data obtained by a specific host sampling design and the reproductive status of female ectoparasites. In contrast to mark-release-recapture techniques, this method requires minimal effort… CONTINUE READING