vector_ecology_community

Community and Population Ecology: Interactions Within and Between Species

The interaction between various species of mosquitoes and with other organisms can be critical in determining the distribution, abundance, behavior and physiology of these important pathogen vectors. While we focus on interactions in the larval stage, we are also interested in adult mosquito interactions with hosts and predators.

Project Publications

Reiskind, M. H., Zarrabi, AA and Lounibos, LP. 2012. Effects of combination of leaf resources on competition in container mosquito larvae. Bulletin of Entomological Research 102(4): 424-434. View PDF

Reiskind, M. H. and Wund, MA. 2009. Experimental assessment of the impact of the northern long-eared bat on ovipositing Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes. Journal of Medical Entomology 46(5): 1037-1044. View PDF

Alto, BW, Mores, CN, Lounibos, LP, and Reiskind, M. H.. 2008. Larval competition alters susceptibility of adult Aedes mosquitoes to dengue infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275 (1633): 463-471. View PDF