Accession Number : AD0729967

Title :   Ecology Studies in Western Utah.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 70,

Corporate Author : ECODYNAMICS INC SALT LAKE CITY UT

Personal Author(s) : Olsen, Peter F.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : An extensive survey of zoonotic diseases was conducted in the desert region of western Utah. Native mammals, birds and bloodsucking vectors were tested for evidence of Tularemia, plague, Q fever and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Positive findings were correlated with ecological parameters. Ecological investigations of the native fauna were also conducted with primary emphasis on lagomorphs, rodents and horned larks. Various aspects of their ecology were studied including basic breeding biology, habitat relationships, population fluctuations, population density, age structure and general population dynamics. A breeding colony of native rodents was maintained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISEASES, *ECOLOGY, *UTAH, *DISEASE VECTORS, MAMMALS, BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS, BIRDS, RODENTS, PASTEURELLA, POPULATION, FRANCISCELLA TULARENSIS, COXIELLA, RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII, DESERTS.

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE