Table 1

CLIMEX parameters values for African malaria vectors belonging to the Anopheles gambiae complex

Values

Parameter designation

A. gambiae

A. arabiensis


Moisture parameters (proportion of soil moisture holding capacity)

Lower threshold of soil moisture (SM0)

0.35

0.15

Lower limit of optimal range of soil moisture (SM1)

0.70

0.40

Upper limit of optimal range of soil moisture (SM2)

1.50

0.60

Upper threshold of soil moisture (SM3)

2.50

0.80

Temperature parameters (°C)

Lower threshold of temperature for population growth (DVO)

15

18

Lower optimal temperature for population growth (DV1)

28

30

Upper optimal temperature for population growth (DV2)

35

38

Upper threshold temperature for population growth (DV3)

40

44

Dry stress indices

Soil moisture dry stress (proportion of soil holding capacity) (SMDS)

0.260

0.300

Rate of accumulation of dry stress (HDS)

-0.006

-0.001

Wet stress indices

Soil moisture wet stress (proportion of soil holding capacity) (SMWS)

2.50

0.900

Rate of accumulation of wet stress (HWS)

0.20

0.003

Heat stress indices

Threshold of heat stress (TTHS)

40.000

44.0000

Rate of accumulation of heat stress (TTHS)

0.001

0.0002

Cold stress indices

Temperature threshold of cold stress (TTCS)

2.000

2.000

Rate of accumulation of cold stress (THCS)

-1.000

-1.000

Degree-days threshold of cold stress (DTCS)

25.000

15.000

Rate of accumulation of cold stress linked to degree-days (DHCS)

-0.002

-0.001

Cold-wet stress indices

Degree-days threshold of cold-wet stress (DTCW)

30.000

-

Moisture threshold of cold-wet stress (MTCW)

0.100

-

Rate of accumulation of cold-wet stress (PCW)

0.001

-


Tonnang et al. Malaria Journal 2010 9:111   doi:10.1186/1475-2875-9-111

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