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Table 1 Variables and associated hypotheses evaluated in statistical models

From: Effects of seasonality and land use on the diversity, relative abundance, and distribution of mosquitoes on St. Kitts, West Indies

Variable Explanation Hypothesis
Precip The sum of rainfall for the month measured at the Bradshaw International Airport Increased rainfall is associated with higher mosquito abundance as desiccation risk of adults is reduced and viable oviposition and larval rearing sites are more abundant during periods of higher rainfall
m_trait Species-specific breeding specialization in mangrove If a species has a mangrove breeding specialization, it is associated with higher abundances within that land cover
LocalAgricultural Percentage agricultural land cover in the 1 km area surrounding sampling sites Nearby agricultural land cover is associated with lower abundance of non-anthrophilic mosquito species
LocalMangrove Percentage mangrove land cover in 1 km area surrounding sampling sites Nearby mangrove land cover is associated with higher abundances of mangrove mosquitoes
LocalRainforest Percentage of rainforest land cover in 1 km area surrounding sampling sites Nearby rainforest land cover is associated with lower abundance of mosquitoes that are associated with mangrove or anthropogenic habitats
LocalUrban Percentage of urban land cover in 1 km area surrounding sampling sites Nearby urban land cover is associated with higher abundances of anthrophilic mosquitoes and lower abundances of others
LocalScrub Percentage of scrub land cover in 1 km area surrounding sampling sites Nearby scrub land cover is associated with lower mosquito abundance
LocalAnthropogenic The sum of urban and agricultural land cover Local anthrophogenic land cover is associated with higher abundances of anthrophilic mosquitoes and lower abundances of others
Mangrove A categorical variable indicating that the sampling site is located within the mangrove land cover Mangrove land cover is associated with higher mangrove mosquito abundance within mangrove habitat