Accession Number : ADA292763

Title :   Brigham Young University Science Bulletin. Volume 17. Ectoparasites of Venezuela.

Corporate Author : BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UT

Personal Author(s) : Tipton, Vernon J. ; Handley, Charles O., Jr

PDF Url : ADA292763

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 371

Abstract : In recent years such well-known scientists as George Gaylord Simpson and Theodosius Dobzhansky have drawn attention to the paucity of animal species in northern latitudes and the abundance of species in the tropics. Water retention, sources and availability of energy, and niche diversity have been mentioned as factors which should be considered in accounting for this disparity. Abundance of animal species and individuals is of interest to epidemiologists.

Descriptors :   *DISEASE VECTORS, *ECTOPARASITES, DENSITY, OPENING(PROCESS), MAMMALS, HUMANS, INTERACTIONS, WATER, ENERGY, DISEASES, POPULATION, AVAILABILITY, BASE LINES, RETENTION(GENERAL), DOCUMENTS, ANIMALS, UNIVERSITIES, TROPICAL REGIONS, SPECIALISTS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, RESERVOIRS, VENEZUELA, SCIENTISTS, LATITUDE, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, ARTHROPOD BORNE DISEASES.

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE