Accession Number:

AD0748842

Title:

Ecology Studies in Western Utah

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 1971

Corporate Author:

ECODYNAMICS INC SALT LAKE CITY UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

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. Two epidemics of human tularemia were investigated. Ecological investigations of the native fauna were also conducted with primary emphasis on lagomorphs and rodents. Various aspects of their ecology were studied including basic breeding biology, habitat relationships, population fluctuations, population density, age structure and general population dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE