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Drought Portends Mosquito Misery

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Science  15 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5635, pp. 904
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5635.904b

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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA-- A study reported here on 5 August at the meeting of the Ecological Society of America found that because dry weather knocks out key mosquito predators and competitors, last year's drought--not this year's rainfall--may best predict mosquito outbreaks in wetlands.