Data from: Worldwide impacts of landscape anthropization on mosquito abundance and diversity: a meta-analysis
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Perrin, Antoine; Glaizot, Olivier; Christe, Philippe (2022). Data from: Worldwide impacts of landscape anthropization on mosquito abundance and diversity: a meta-analysis [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bcc2fqzfm
In recent decades, the emergence and resurgence of vector-borne diseases have been well documented worldwide, especially in tropical regions where protection and defence tools for human populations are still very limited. In this context, the dynamics of pathogens are influenced by landscape anthropization (i.e., urbanization, deforestation, and agricultural development), and one of the mechanisms through which this occurs is a change in the abundance and/or diversity of the vectors. An increasing number of empirical studies have described heterogeneous effects of landscape anthropization on vector communities; therefore, it is difficult to have an overall picture of these effects on a global scale. Here, we performed a meta-analysis to quantify the impacts of landscape anthropization on a global scale on the presence/abundance and diversity of mosquitoes, the most important arthropods affecting human health. We obtained 338 effect sizes on 132 mosquito species, compiled from 107 studies in 52 countries that covered almost every part of the world. The results of the meta-analysis showed an overall decline of mosquito presence/abundance and diversity in response to urbanization, deforestation, and agricultural development, except for a few mosquito species that have been able to exploit landscape anthropization well. Our results highlighted that these few favoured mosquito species are those of global concern. They thus provide a better understanding of the overall effect of landscape anthropization on vector communities and, more importantly, suggest a greater risk of emergence and transmission of vector-borne diseases in human-modified landscapes.
Review of existing litterature on the effects of landscape anthropization on mosquito abundance and diversity.
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Award: 31003A-179378