Heberlein-Larson LA, Tan Y, Stark LM, Cannons AC, Shilts MH, Unnasch TR, and 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, and 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.

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

Petersen LR, Beard CB, and Visser SN. 2019. Combating the Increasing Threat of Vector-Borne Disease in the United States with a National Vector-Borne Disease Prevention and Control System. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,100(2), 242-245.

Raji, JI, Melo N, Castillo JS, Gonzalez S, Saldana V, Stensmyr, MC, and 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, and Pawar S. 2019. Minimum Information for Reusable Arthropod Abundance Data (MIReAAD). Scientific Data 6:40. Core 2 and Project 3.

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


Borchering RK, Huang A, Mier-y-Teran-Romero L, Rojas DP, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Katzelnick LC, Martinez SD, King GD, Cinkovich SC, Lessler J, and Cummings DAT. 2019. Dengue after Zika: characterizing impacts of Zika emergence on endemic dengue transmission. bioRxiv: 567537.


Beard CB, Occi J, Bonilla DL, Egizi AM, Fonseca DM, Mertins JW, Backenson BP, Bajwa WI, Barbarin AM, Bertone MA, Brown J, Connally NP, Connell ND, Eisen RJ, Falco RC, James AM, Krell RK, Lahmers K, Lewis N, Little SE,Neault M, Pérez de León AA,Randall AR, Ruder MG, Saleh MN, Schappach BL, Schroeder BA, Seraphin LL,Wehtje M, Wormser GP, Yabsley MJ, and Halperin W. 2018. Multistate infestation with the exotic disease–vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis—United States, August 2017–September 2018. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 67(47): 1310-1313.

Beier JC, Wilke ABB, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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.

Smartt CT, Shin D, Kang S, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and Benelli G. 2018. Transgenic mosquitoes – fact or fiction? Trends in Parasitology. 34(6), 456-465. Project 1.

Wilke ABB, Vasquez C, Mauriello PJ, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and Zhang Q. 2017. Preliminary results of models to predict areas in the Americas with increased likelihood of Zika virus transmission in 2017. bioRxiv: 187591.

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, and Andersen KG. 2017. Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of Zika virus into the United States. Nature, 546(7658), 401.

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)

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, and 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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