Anderson, N.E.; Mulenga, G.; Mashili, J.; Simuunza, M.; Machila, N.; Atkinson, P.M.; Welburn, S.C.

Tsetse (Glossina morsitans morsitans) count data from Eastern Province, Zambia, (2013)

This resource contains tsetse fly count data recorded during two intensive surveys in Mambwe District, Eastern Province, Zambia in 2013. Tsetse sampling was conducted along a 60 kilometre transect from the plateau region on the eastern side of the Luangwa Valley to the floor of the valley, near Mfuwe Airport. Tsetse flies were sampled using black screen fly rounds. The first survey was conducted in May and June (cold, dry season) and the second survey in November (hot dry season). The Luangwa Valley in Zambia is an old focus of human sleeping sickness (Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense) and sporadic outbreaks have occurred in the human population. In recent years there has been an influx of people migrating from the densely populated plateau region resulting in a significant change in land-use in the study area, potentially influencing the distribution and density of tsetse. This work was part of a wider research project, the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium (DDDAC) and contributed to the Zambia trypanosomiasis case study. The research was funded by NERC project no NE/J000701/1 with support from the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme (ESPA).

Publication date: 2017-04-07

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Anderson, N.E.; Mulenga, G.; Mashili, J.; Simuunza, M.; Machila, N.; Atkinson, P.M.; Welburn, S.C. (2017). Tsetse (Glossina morsitans morsitans) count data from Eastern Province, Zambia, (2013). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/59fc6e1a-e1cb-4bcf-8b49-68211b2a363a

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-05-29    to    2013-11-19

Quality

Lineage
Tsetse surveys were conducted in May / June 2013 and November 2013. Tsetse flies were sampled using black screen fly rounds. Data were recorded on standard field sampling forms and then manually transferred to Microsoft Excel. Data were then checked for accuracy and incorrect spatial location coordinates removed. Data were then exported as comma separated files for ingestion into the Environmental Data Information Centre.

Authors

Anderson, N.E.
The University of Edinburgh
Mulenga, G.
Department of Veterinary Services
Mashili, J.
Department of Veterinary Services
Simuunza, M.
University of Zambia
Machila, N.
University of Zambia
Atkinson, P.M.
Lancaster University
Welburn, S.C.
The University of Edinburgh

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Anderson, N.E.
The University of Edinburgh
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute Easter Bush Campus
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH25 9RG
United Kingdom
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Keywords

Topic categories
Health
Biota
Place keywords
Zambia
Luangwa Valley
Project keywords
DDDAC
Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme
ESPA
Taxon keywords
Tsetse
Glossina morsitans morsitans
Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/59fc6e1a-e1cb-4bcf-8b49-68211b2a363a
doi:10.5285/59fc6e1a-e1cb-4bcf-8b49-68211b2a363a

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Anderson, N.E.
The University of Edinburgh
Last updated
2018-06-11T15:15:17