Behavioral and Physiological Ecology: Individual Responses to Variation

Individual behavioral choices and the physiological response of individuals to variation in the environment is critical in determining a vector’s ultimate ability to transmit disease. We are specifically interested in vector competence, life-history tradeoffs due to variation in the larval habitat and adult oviposition behavior with variable abiotic and biotic conditions.

Project Publications

Reiskind, M.H. and Janairo, M.S. 2015 Late-instar Behavior of Aedes aegypti Larvae in Different Thermal and Nutritive Environments. Journal of Medical Entomology, DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv088. View PDF

Reiskind, M. H. and Zarrabi, AA. 2012. Water surface area and depth determine oviposition choice in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 49 (1): 71-76. View PDF

Reiskind, M. H. and Zarrabi, AA. 2012. Is Bigger Really Bigger? Differential Responses to Temperature in Measures of Body Size of the Mosquito Aedes albopictus. Journal of Insect Physiology 58 (7): 911-917. View PDF

Reiskind, M. H., Westbrook, CJ and Lounibos, LP. 2010. Exposure to chikungunya virus and adult longevity in Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse). Journal of Vector Ecology 35 (1): 61-68. View PDF