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Mosquito population diversity and abundance patterns in two parks in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 17/02090-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants - Publications - Scientific article
Duration: April 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology
Principal Investigator:Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Grantee:Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Temperature and rainfall are important drivers of mosquito abundance and have been used in previous studies as the basis for predictive models. To elucidate patterns of mosquito population dynamics in urban environments, the variation in mosquito abundance over a year and its association with climatic variables wereanalyzed. The Akaike information criterion was used to analyze the correlations between abundance and climate variables in mosquito populations collected in 2 urban parks: Alfredo Volpi Park and Burle Marx Park. Our findingssuggest that both climatic and density-dependent variations may have an important impact on fluctuations in mosquito abundance, modulating population dynamics in urban park (AU)