Breeding Site and Species Diversity of Mosquitoes at Palm Oil Plantations and Forested Area in Western Sarawak

Nur Haziqqah, Md Sani (2017) Breeding Site and Species Diversity of Mosquitoes at Palm Oil Plantations and Forested Area in Western Sarawak. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Mosquitoe is an important pest in medical field because it is vector for zoonotic disease. The study of breeding site and species diversity of mosquitoes at palm oil plantations and forested area in western Sarawak was very limited. Comparison on species diversity between palm oil plantation area and forested area was conducted in Bau and Serian District, Sarawak. This study was conducted using backpack aspirator to collect the mosquitoes and ovitrap from bamboo to collect the eggs or larval of mosquito. Meanwhile, the iButton were used to record the temperature and humidity of the selected area at three selected sampling locations in Kuching Division. Kampung Puruh Karu, Jagoi estate and Gunung Seprom, all of them have forested area and palm oil plantation area. Comparison of the diversity of mosquitoes at two different vegetation types (i.e forested area and palm oil plantation) was made. A total of 1973 individuals were caught for all three sampling location for 36 sampling days. These mosquito were represented by 39 species and seven genera. Genus Aedes and Armigeres represented the highest species composition captured all sampling sites. The correlation of temperature and humidity shows that mosquitoes is higher in number at low temperature 23.4°C but high humidity 80.54%. The number of species diversity between two vegetation was significantly higher in forested area.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aedes, species diversity, mosquitoes, species composition, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 04:03
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 08:46
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/32218

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