Fang Ren, Ph.D.
Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.
The project was about developing a GIS solution for salt marsh mosquito control in
Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu (NBVC), a United States Naval Station. The
Point Mugu Naval base was faced with nuisance of black salt marsh mosquitos every
mosquito season which affects a population of aproximately1546 civilian, military
personnel’s and their dependents that live on sites. The Naval Base needed to identify potential areas for salt marsh mosquito breeding and thus develop a method to Control and monitor the pests while minimizing harm to people and the environment. To solve this problem, a GIS solution was proposed that entailed combination of the modified bathtub approach and ArcGIS spatial analyst functions for prediction of potential salt marsh mosquito breeding sites, developing a spatial database, and producing series of maps. The results included a predictive potential site model of possible mosquito breeding areas, a geodatabase to record and track mosquito control data, and maps to guide field work. Developing a GIS solution for salt marsh mosquito control provided a decision-making support to help the NBVC Point Mugu adapt and adopt a new control management approach by prioritizing control effort to reduce mosquito populations.
Vuchiteh, C. A. (2016). A Geographic Information System for Salt Marsh Mosquito Control in Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/264