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dc.contributor.authorDale, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Jonen_US
dc.contributor.authorKay, Brianen_US
dc.description.abstractStudies were conducted at sites in south-east Queensland, Australia, to investigate the effect of habitat modification for mosquito control on the distribution of eggshells of the salt marsh mosquito, Ochlerotatus vigilax (Skuse). Modifications were mainly runnelling, but an Open Marsh Water Management (OMWM) site and a grid-ditched site were also included. There were two separate experimental designs: one was data collected Before and After (BA) modification and the other was for other sites with a Treatment and Control (TC) experimental design. For the BA data, there were significant reductions in eggshells after modification. Eggshells were generally fewer after modification in areas which were close to unrestricted tidal flushing. A sandy substrate and vegetation changes which resulted in reduced Sporobolus virginicus or mixed Sporobolus and Sarcocornia quinqueflora also contributed to the effect. In the TC experiment, there was no effect of modification at the runnelled site, eggshells were fewer at the OMWM site, but there were more eggshells at the grid-ditched site. There was some general indication that recent oviposition activity was reduced in sites that had been modified, evidenced by a relatively small proportion of young (dark coloured) eggshells.en_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Science Asiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Entomologyen_US
dc.titleDoes habitat modification affect oviposition by the salt marsh mosquito, Ochlerotatus vigilax (Skuse)(Diptera: Culicida)?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2002 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at []en_US
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