Determining Factors that Reflect Aphid Presence Eco-Informatics Summer Institute 2007. Genevieve Layman Sean Moore Elizabeth Borer. Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) is extensive and economically important Includes Virus, vector, and host
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DeterminingFactors that Reflect Aphid PresenceEco-Informatics Summer Institute 2007
Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) is extensive and economically important
Includes Virus, vector, and host
Disease epidemics affect ecosystems and biodiversity
grasslands serves as
This project focuses on vector behavior as indication of disease movement and structure
BYDV cannot be transmitted directly
Determined largely by aphids!
Objective: To study characteristic factors that
reflect aphid presence to
gain a better idea of BYDV’s
spatial epidemiology in the
HJ Andrews Experimental
-20 Elymus Glaucus
-20 Bromus of Carinatus or
Meadow and Forest from Carpenter Mtn.
Road from Lookout Mtn.
Overall slight downward trend in Elevation for Aphid Count
Increase in elevation with road habitat has a distinct correlation with the increase in aphid count
are influencing aphid feeding preference
does not necessarily reflect aphid