Barredo E, DeGennaro M. 2020. Not Just from Blood: Mosquito Nutrient Acquisition from Nectar Sources. Trends in Parasitology. 2020 May;36(5):473-484. Epub 2020 Mar 17. PMID: 32298634. Project 1.

Boyles SM, Mavian CN, Finol E, Ukhanova M, Stephenson CJ, Hamerlinck G, Kang S, Baumgartner C, Geesey M, Stinton I, Williams K, Mathias DK, Prosperi M, Mai V, Salemi M, Buckner EA, Lednicky JA, Rivers AR, Dinglasan RR. 2020. Under-the-radar dengue virus infections in natural populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. MSphere, 5(2). Project 1.

Burch C, Loraamm R, Unnasch T, Downs J. 2020. Utilizing ecological niche modelling to predict habitat suitability of eastern equine encephalitis in Florida. Annals of GIS. 2020 Feb 26:1-5. Project 2.

Downs J, Vaziri M, Deskins G, Kellner W, Miley K, Unnasch TR. 2020. Optimizing arbovirus surveillance using risk mapping and coverage modelling. Annals of GIS. 26(1):13-23. Project 2.

Kaplan ZD, Richardson EA, Kaufman PE, Weeks EN. 2020. Evaluation of fipronil susceptibility in the lone star tick (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. Project 3.

Liu Z, Tian C, Ruan S. 2020. On a network model of two competitors with applications to the invasion and competition of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the United States. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. 2020;80(2):929-50. Project 1.

Lucas KJ, Bales RB, McCoy K, Weldon C. 2020. Oxidase, esterase and kdr-associated pyrethroid resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus field collections of Collier County, Florida. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 36(1):22-32. Project 1.

Mader E, Ganser C, Geiger A, Harrington LC, Mateus-Pinilla N, Smith R, Foley J, Teel PD, Eisen R. 2020. A survey of tick surveillance and control practices in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology. Project 3.

Miley KM, Downs J, Beeman SP, Unnasch TR. 2020. Impact of the southern oscillation index, temperature, and precipitation on eastern equine encephalitis virus activity in Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology. Project 2.

Mundis SJ, Estep AS, Waits CM; Ryan SJ. 2020. Spatial variation in the frequency of knockdown resistance genotypes in Florida Aedes aegypti populations. Parasites & Vectors, 13:241. Core 2.

Onyango MG, Bialosuknia SM, Payne AF, Mathias N, Kuo L, Vigneron A, DeGennaro M, Ciota AT, Kramer LD. 2020. Increased temperatures reduce the vectorial capacity of Aedes mosquitoes for Zika virus. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2020 Jan 2;9(1):67-77. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1707125. Project 1.

Pearson MA, Blore K, Efstathion C, Aryaprema VS, Muller GC, Xue RD, Qualls WA. 2020. Evaluation of boric acid as toxic sugar bait against resistant Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Journal of Vector Ecology, 45(1):100-3. Core 4.

Tak JH, Coquerel QR, Tsikolia M, Bernier UR, Linthicum K, Bloomquist JR. 2020. Screening for enhancement of permethrin toxicity by plant essential oils against adult females of the Yellow Fever mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. Project 1.

West RG, Mathias DK, Day JF, Acevedo C, Unnasch TR, Burkett-Cadena ND. 2020. Seasonal Changes of Host Use by Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) in Central Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology. 2020 Apr 13. Project 2.

Wilke AB, Benelli G, Beier JC. 2020. Beyond frontiers: On invasive alien mosquito species in America and Europe. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(1):e0007864. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Carvajal A, Vasquez C, Petrie WD, Beier JC. 2020. Urban farms in Miami-Dade County, Florida have favorable environments for vector mosquitoes. PLoS One. 2020; 15: e0230825. Project 1.

Wilke AB, Vasquez C, Carvajal A, Moreno M, Diaz Y, Belledent T, Gibson L, Petrie WD, Fuller DO, Beier JC. 2020. Cemeteries in Miami-Dade County, Florida are important areas to be targeted in mosquito management and control efforts. Plos ONE. 2020 Mar 24;15(3):e0230748. Project 1.


Lippi C, Gaff HD, White AL, Ryan SJ. 2020. Systematic review of distribution models for Amblyomma ticks and Rickettsial group pathogens. medRxiv. 2020 Jan 1. Core 2.

Mundis SJ, Hamerlinck G, Stone E, Whiteman A, Delmelle E, Rapp T, Dulin M, Ryan SJ. 2020. No evidence for insecticide resistance in a homogenous population of Aedes albopictus in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. bioRxiv. 2020 Jan 1. Core 2.


Borchering RK, Huang A, Mier-y-Teran-Romero L, Rojas DP, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Katzelnick LC, Martinez SD, King GD, Cinkovich SC, Lessler J, Cummings DAT. 2019. Dengue after Zika: characterizing impacts of Zika emergence on endemic dengue transmission. Nature Communications, 10, 5730. Project 4.

De Jesus, CE, C Ganser, WH Kessler, ZS White, CR Bhosale, GE Glass, SM Wisely. 2019. A survey of tick-borne bacterial pathogens in Florida. Insects 10: 297. Project 3.

Glass, GE, C Ganser, SM Wisely, WH Kessler. 2019. Standardized Ixodid tick survey in mainland Florida. Insects 10: 235. Project 3.

Heberlein-Larson LA, Tan Y, Stark LM, Cannons AC, Shilts MH, Unnasch TR, Suman RD. 2019. Complex Epidemiological Dynamics of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Florida. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 100(5):1266-1274. Project 2.

Huang J, Ruan S, Yu P, Zhang Y. 2019. Bifurcation Analysis of a Mosquito Population Model with a Saturated Release Rate of Sterile Mosquitoes. SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. 18(2), 939-972. Project 1.

Kessler WH, Ganser C, Glass GE. 2019. Modeling the distribution of medically important tick species in Florida. Insects. 2019 Jul;10(7):190. Project 3.

Lou Y, Liu K, He D, Gao D, Ruan S. Modelling diapause in mosquito population growth. 2019. Journal of Mathematical Biology. 78(7), 2259-2288. Project 1.

Raji JI, Gonzalez S, DeGennaro M. Aedes aegypti Ir8a mutant female mosquitoes show increased attraction to standing water. Commun Integr Biol. 2019 Oct 25;12(1):181-186. Project 1.

Raji, JI, Melo N, Castillo JS, Gonzalez S, Saldana V, Stensmyr, MC, DeGennaro M. 2019. Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Detect Acidic Volatiles Found in Human Odor Using the IR8a Pathway. Current Biology. 29(8), 1253-1262. Project 1.

Rund SSC, Braak K, Cator L, Copas K, Emrich SJ, Giraldo-Calderon GI, Johansson MA, Heydari N, Hobern D, Kelly SA, Lawson D, Lord C, MacCallum RM, Roche DG, Ryan SJ, Schigel D, Vandegrift K, Watts M, Zaspel JM, Pawar S. 2019. Minimum Information for Reusable Arthropod Abundance Data (MIReAD). Scientific Data 6:40. Core 2 and Project 3.

Rund SSC, Moise IK, Beier JC, Martinez ME. 2018. Rescuing Troves of Hidden Ecological Data to Tackle Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 35(1): 75–83. Project 1.

Ryan SJ, Carlson CJ, Mordecai EA, Johnson LR. 2019. Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne virus transmission risk with climate change. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13(3): e0007213. Core 2.

Wilke ABB, Carvajal A, Medina J, Anderson M, Nieves VJ, Ramirez M, Vasquez C, Petrie W, Cardenas G, Beier JC. 2019. Assessment of the effectiveness of BG-Sentinel traps baited with CO2 and BG-Lure for the surveillance of vector mosquitoes in Miami-Dade County, Florida. PLoS One; 14: e0212688. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Chase C, Vasquez C, Carvajal A, Medina J, Petrie WD, Beier JC. 2019. Urbanization creates diverse aquatic habitats for immature mosquitoes in urban areas. Sci Rep. 2019. 2019;9: 15335. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Vasquez C, Medina J, Carvajal A, Petrie W, Beier JC. 2019. Community composition and year-round abundance of vector species of mosquitoes make Miami-Dade County, Florida a receptive gateway for arbovirus entry to the United States. Sci Rep. 2019;9: 8732. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Vasquez C, Petrie W, Beier JC. 2019. Tire shops in Miami-Dade County, Florida are important producers of vector mosquitoes. PloS ONE 14(5). Project 1.

Wisely, SM, GE Glass. 2019. Advancing the science of tick and tick-borne disease surveillance in the United States. Insects 10, 361. Project 3.


Beier JC, Wilke ABB, Benelli G. 2018. Newer Approaches for Malaria Vector Control and Challenges of Outdoor Transmission. Towards Malaria Elimination – A Leap Forward. InTech. Project 1.

Carlson CJ, Dougherty E, Boots M, Getz WM, Ryan SJ. 2018. Consensus and conflict among ecological forecasts of Zika virus outbreaks in the United States. 8,4921. Core 2.

Chen J, Beier JC, Cantrell RS, Cosner C, Fuller DO, Guan Y, Zhang G, Ruan S. 2018. Modeling the Importation and Local Transmission of Vector-Borne Diseases in Florida: The Case of Zika Outbreak in 2016. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 455:342-356. Project 1.

Downs J, Vaziri M, Jenkins A, Unnasch TR. 2018. Validation of a risk index model for predicting eastern equine encephalitis virus transmission to horses in Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology, PMID: 29722818. Project 2.

Fernandes JN, Moise IK, Moranto GL, Beier JC. 2018. Revamping mosquito-borne disease control to tackle future threats. Trends in Parasitology. Project 1.

Kang S, Shin D, Noh MY, Peters JS, Smartt CT, Han YS, Hong YS. 2018. Optimization of double-stranded RNAi intrathoracic injection method in Aedes aegypti. Entomological Research. 48(4):269-278. Project 1.

Kelen PY, Downs JA, Unnasch T, Stark L. 2018. A risk index model for predicting eastern equine encephalitis virus transmissions to horses in Florida. Applied Geography. 48: 79-86. Project 2.

Kessler WH, Blackburn JK, Sayler KA, Glass GE. 2018. Estimating the Geographic Distribution of Host-Seeking Adult Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in Florida. Journal Medical Entomology. Project 3.

Moise IK, Kangmennaang J, Hutchings TCSG, Sheskin IM, Fuller DO. 2018. Perceptions of Zika Virus Risk during 2016 Outbreak, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 24(7), Project 1.

Moise IK, Zulu CL, Fuller DO, Beier JC. 2018. Persistent Barriers to Implementing Efficacious Mosquito Control Activities in Continental United States: Insights from Vector Control Experts. In: From Local to Global Impact of Mosquitoes. Eds. Hanem Fathy Khater. InTechOpen. Project 1.

Sanscrainte ND, Waits CM, Bernard SJ, Lloyd AM, Lucas KJ, Buckner EA, Vaidyanathan R, Morreale R, Conti LA, Becnel JJ. 2018. Quantification of permethrin resistance and kdr alleles in Florida strains of Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse). PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(10), e0006544. Project 1.

Smartt CT, Shin D, Kang S, Tabachnick WJ. 2018. Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) from Florida transmitted Zika virus. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9:768. Project 1.

Smith S, Dixon D, Bibbs C, Autry D, Xue RD. 2018. Diel patterns of Aedes aegypti (Diptera:Culicidae) after resurgence in St. Augustine, Florida as collected by a mechanical rotator trap. Journal of Vector Ecology. 43(1): 201-204. Project 1.

Tan Y, Tsan-Yuk Lam T, Heberlein-Larson LA, Smole SC, Auguste AJ, Hennigan S, Halpin RA, Fedorova N, Puri V, Stockwell TB, Shilts MH, Andreadis T, Armstrong PM, Tesh RB, Weaver SC, Unnasch TR, Ciota AT, Kramer LD, Das SR. 2018. Large scale complete genome sequencing and phylodynamic analysis of eastern equine encephalitis virus reveal source-sink transmission dynamics in the United States. Journal of Virology. 92(12): e00074-18. Project 2.

Tesla B, Demakoysky R, Mordecai E, Ryan S, Bonds M, Ngonghala C, Brindley M, Murdock C. 2018. Temperature drives Zika virus transmission: evidence from empirical and mathematical models. Proceedings of the Royal Society. 285(1884). Core 2.

Tian C and Ruan S. 2018. On an advection-reaction-diffusion competition system with double free boundaries modeling invasion and competition of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Journal of Differential Equations 265(9):4016-4051. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Beier JC, Benelli G. 2018. Transgenic mosquitoes – fact or fiction? Trends in Parasitology. 34(6), 456-465. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Vasquez C, Mauriello PJ, Beier JC. 2018. Ornamental bromeliads of Miami-Dade County, Florida are important breeding sites for Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasite & Vectors. 11: 283. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Vasquez C, Petrie W, Caban-Martinez AJ, Beier JC. 2018. Construction sites in Miami-Dade County, Florida are highly favorable environments for vector mosquitoes. PLoS One. 8;13: e0209625. Project 1.

Zohdy S, Morse WC, Mathias DK, Ashby V, Lessard S. 2018. Rediscovery of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in southern Alabama following a 26-year absence and public perceptions of the threat of Zika virus. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(5):1319–1324. Project 1.

Yang B, Borgert BA, Alto BW, Boohene CK, Brabant P, Brew J, Deutsch K, DeValerio JT, Dinglasan RR, Dixon D, Faella JM, Fisher-Grainger SL, Glass GE, Hayes R, Hoel DF, Horton A, Janusauskaite A, Kellner B, Kraemer MUG, Leveen E, Lucas KJ, Medina J, Morreale R, Petrie W, Reiner Jr RC, Riles MT, Salje H, Smith DL, Smith JP, Solis A, Stuck J, Vasquez C, Williams KF, Xue R, Cummings DAT. 2018. Modelling the distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus using climate, host density and interspecies competitive effects. bioRxiv 498238. Project 4.


Ajelli M, Moise IK, Hutchings TCSG, Brown SC, Kumar N, Johnson NF, Beier JC. 2017 Host outdoor exposure variability affects the transmission and spread of Zika virus: Insights for epidemic control. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(9): e0005851. Project 1.

Asher CB, Chen G, Cummings D, Chinazzi M, Daniel-Wayman S, Fischer M, Ferguson N, Follman D, Halloran ME, Johansson M, Kugeler K, Kwan J, Lessler J, Longini IM, Merler S, Monaghan A, Pastore y Piontti A, Perkins A, Prevots DR, Reiner R, Rossi L, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Siraj AS, Sun K, Vespignani A, Zhang Q. 2017. Preliminary results of models to predict areas in the Americas with increased likelihood of Zika virus transmission in 2017. bioRxiv: 187591. Project 4.

Grubaugh ND, Ladner JT, Kraemer MUG, Dudas G, Tan AL, Gangavarapu K, Wiley MR, White S, Thézé J, Magnani DM, Prieto K, Reyes D, Bingham AM, Paul LM, Robles-Sikisaka R, Oliveira G, Pronty D, Barcellona CM, Metsky HC, Baniecki ML, Barnes KG, Chak B, Freije CA, Gladden-Young A, Gnirke A, Luo C, MacInnis B, Matranga CB, Park DJ, Qu J, Schaffner SF, Tomkins-Tinch C, West KL, Winnicki SM, Wohl S, NL Yozwiak, Quick J, Fauver JR, Khan K, Brent SE, Reiner Jr RC, Lichtenberger PN, Ricciardi MJ, Bailey VK, Watkins DI, Cone MR, Kopp IV EW, Hogan KN, Cannons AC, Jean R, Monaghan AJ, Garry RF, Loman NJ, Faria NR, Porcelli MC, Vasquez C, Nagle ER, Cummings DAT, Stanek D, Rambaut A, Sanchez-Lockhart M, Sabeti PC, Gillis LD, Michael SF, Bedford T, Pybus OG, Isern S, Palacios G, Andersen KG. 2017. Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of Zika virus into the United States. Nature, 546(7658), 401. Project 4.

Kessler, WH. 2017. Environmental and climatic predictors of presence of adult Amblyomma americanum in Florida. Masters of Science Thesis. Department of Geography, University of Florida. Project 3.

Manriquep PD, Beier JC and Johnson NF. 2017. Simple visit behavior unifies complex Zika outbreaks. Heliyon 3 (12): e00482. Project 1.

MASH (Modular Analysis and Simulation for Health). Project 4.

Raji J and Degennaro M. 2017. Genetic analysis of mosquito detection of humans. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 20: 34-38. Project 1.

Ryan, SJ, Lippi, CA, Boersch-Supan PH, Heydari N, Silva M, Adrian J, Noblecilla LF, Ayala EB, Encalada MD, Larsen DA, Krisher JT, Krisher L, Fregosi LN, Stewart-Ibarra AM. 2017. Quantifying seasonal and diel variation in Anopheline and Culex human biting rates in southern Ecuador. Malaria Journal, 16:479. Core 2.

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