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Table 1 Characteristics of collection sites in Cluj-Napoca

From: Impact of abiotic factors, habitat type and urban wildlife on the ecology of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in urban and peri-urban habitats

Site no Location Geographical coordinates Flagged surface (m2) Habitat Groups exposed to contact with ticks
1 USAMV Campus 46°45′39.7″N, 23°34′14.9″E 7094.11 University campus, also used as a city park with open grassy areas, areas with trees, bushes, hedges, leaf litter and ivy, the presence of a river and riparian vegetation Students, academic and maintenance staff, nearby residents, visitors, tourists, pedestrians, children
2 Mănăștur Cemetery 46°45′22.1″N, 23°34′12.1″E 3890.55 Centrally located cemetery with small green belts and connective land with grass between graves, a few clearings bordered by hedges and sparse trees Maintenance staff, residents, visitors
3 Iuliu Hațieganu Park 46°45′56.1″N, 23°33′42.9″E 3162.04 Centrally located park with open grassy areas, trees, flower beds, shrub, hedges and a riverside area with tall trees, leaflitter, ivy and unmanaged vegetation Maintenance staff, nearby residents, visitors, tourists, children, pedestrians, during summer sunbathers, people who perform outdoor activities (dog walking, picnic, sports)
4 Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden 46°45′45.4″N, 23°35′18.8″E 3844.08 Botanical Garden situated in the city centre with exotic and autochthonous species of plants, grassy green areas, small mixed forests, shrub, bushes, ivy Maintenance staff, residents, visitors, tourists, students, children
5 Hoia forest 46°46′44.6″N, 23°31′15.5″E 5109.23 Peri-urban deciduous forest with grassy meadows dominated by beach, hornbeam and pedunculate oak Nearby residents, during summer sunbathers and people who perform outdoor activities in this area (dog walking, picnic, sports)
6 Făget forest 46°42′46.8″N, 23°32′48.1″E 13534.81 Peri-urban deciduous forest dominated by beech, hornbeam, and spruce with grassy meadows Nearby residents, during summer sunbathers and people who perform outdoor activities in this area (dog walking, picnic, sports)
7 Private central garden 46°46′40.0″N, 23°34′54.5″E 296.90 Central backyard garden composed of grassy meadow with cherry trees, shrub, ivy and a vegetable garden Owners (family and friends) while gardening or during leisure time activities