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Volume 76, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Irrigation for rice cultivation increases the production of , the main vector of malaria in Mali. Mosquito abundance is highly variable across villages and seasons. We examined whether rice cultivation patterns mapped using remotely sensed imagery can account for some of this variance. We collected entomologic data and mapped land use around 18 villages in the two cropping seasons during two years. Land use classification accuracy ranged between 70% and 86%. The area of young rice explained 86% of the inter-village variability in abundance in August before the peak in malaria transmission. Estimating rice in a 900-meter buffer area around the villages resulted in the best correlation with mosquito abundance, larger buffer areas were optimum in the October and dry season models. The quantification of the relationship between abundance and rice cultivation could have management applications that merit further study.

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  • Received : 04 Dec 2006
  • Accepted : 23 Jan 2007

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