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dc.contributor.authorKabochi, Samuel K
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, Benson M
dc.contributor.authorGicheru, Michael M
dc.contributor.authorMichuki, George N
dc.contributor.authorOnyango, Irene A
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-20T13:27:28Z
dc.date.available2020-11-20T13:27:28Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationKabochi, S. K., Mwangi, B. M., Gicheru, M. M., Michuki, G. N., & Onyango, I. A. Mosquitoes composition, abundance and distribution in swampy and flooded shoreline habitats of Lake Baringo, Kenya, during a period of extreme flooding.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2348-5906
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dipterajournal.com/pdf/2020/vol7issue6/PartA/7-5-6-489.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20961
dc.descriptionA research article published in International Journal of Mosquito Researchen_US
dc.description.abstractMosquito ecology is influenced by wetness in the environment. In 2011-2014, a rise in waters of Lake Baringo resulted in unprecedented flooding that inundated over 88km2 of the shoreline. A longitudinal study carried out from October 2012-October 2013 assessed mosquito abundance and diversity in two habitats. A total of 386,624 mosquitoes were captured, 89% from flooded shoreline and 11% from swampy habitat. Family Culicinae constituted 10 genera. Mansonia dominated the catches with 98% from flooded shoreline and swampy habitat 2%. Genetic sequences of Aedes albopictus species was identified and reported for the first time in the basin. Diversity index was higher in swampy habitat (Simpson Diversity Index=0.56), compared to flooded shoreline (Simpson diversity index =0.13). Future recurring floods will result in drastic changes of the ecology and could lead to emergence and reemergence of more species.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Mosquito Researchen_US
dc.subjectextreme floodingen_US
dc.subjectflooded shorelineen_US
dc.subjectswampsen_US
dc.subjectmosquitoen_US
dc.subjectdiversityen_US
dc.subjectLake Baringoen_US
dc.titleMosquitoes Composition, Abundance and Distribution In Swampy and Flooded Shoreline Habitats of Lake Baringo, Kenya, During a Period of Extreme Flooding (2012-2013)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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