Award Date

2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Environmental Studies (MES)

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Dr. Krystyna Stave, Dept. of Environmental Studies-Content Advisor

Advisor 2

Jim Pollard, Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies-Content Advisor

Advisor 3

Dr. Helen Neill, Dept. of Environmental Studies-Class Advisor

Number of Pages

22

Abstract

The Nature Preserve at the Clark County Wetlands Park is a constructed wetland that has the potential to produce new mosquito habitat. This thesis evaluates the potential for the development of a mosquito problem at the newly constructed wetland system by assessing the population dynamics of mosquitoes within the Nature Preserve. Based on data collected from May 2001 through January 2002, I describe fluctuations in mosquito genus and relative abundance during the first summer through winter period of wetland development.

Keywords

Aedes; Anopheles; Clark County Wetlands Park (CCWP); Culex; Culiseta; Las Vegas Valley; Nevada; Las Vegas wash; Mosquito habitat; Mosquito populations; Psorophora; Retention ponds; Uranotaenia; Vegetation; Water reclamation; Wetlands

Disciplines

Desert Ecology | Entomology | Environmental Sciences

Language

English


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