Accession Number : AD0700149

Title :   A STUDY OF THE ECOLOGY AND EPIZOOLOGY OF THE NATIVE FAUNA OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT-1968.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary review.

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY ECOLOGY AND EPIZOOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Report Date : 15 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 248

Abstract : During 1968 a total of 5,073 vertebrates were collected from the study areas and processed for disease analysis. Included in this total were 3,104 rodents, 1,425 other mammals, and 544 birds. In addition 6,699 ectoparasites associated with these animals were also collected and processed. This total was made up of 2,716 ticks, 3,091 fleas, 474 mites and 418 lice. Also collected and tested were 674 deerflies and 200 blood-sucking gnats. Topics discussed include: Ecological investigations of the native fauna; Disease ecology investigations; Improvement of diagnostic techniques research; and Faunal development.

Descriptors :   *ECOLOGY, *UTAH, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, ANIMALS, RODENTS, BIRDS, MAMMALS, POPULATION, TICKS, ARBOVIRUSES, RICKETTSIA, COXIELLA BURNETII, CHLAMYDIA, YERSINIA PESTIS, FRANCISCELLA TULARENSIS, PARASITES, DISEASE VECTORS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE