Wasserberg, Gideon

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Does anthropogenic disturbance affect the ecological transmission drivers of the La crosse virus? 2011 1463 In this study, we applied a comparative ecological approach to evaluate if and how anthropogenic disturbance affects vector species abundance and gonotrophic status within the La Crosse virus (LACV) sylvatic system. We compared the oviposition rate, ...
Identification of Morphologic and Chemical Markers of Aestivation Conditions in Female Anopheles gambiae Mosquitoes 2011 1957 Increased understanding of the dry season survival mechanisms of Anopheles gambiae (An. gambiae) in semi-arid regions could benefit vector control efforts by identifying weak links in the transmission cycle of malaria. In this study we examine effect...
Effect of dragonfly nymph presence and conspecific larvae density on oviposition response of the invasive Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) 2014 2217 Oviposition site selection is a critical fitness enhancing decision for container breeding insects. Predators have typically been shown to repel gravid females whereas conspecifics have been shown to be attractive at low-intermediate densities but re...
The establishment of a behavioral bioassay to study Lutzomyia verrucarum male sex pheromones using Lutzomyia longipalpis as a model species 2015 802 Each year, up to 1.6 million people contract leishmaniasis from the bite of a phlebotomine sand fly infected with the Leishmania (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) pathogen. Therefore, the control of sand flies has been the topic of intense research ...
Identifying oviposition attractants from the larval rearing medium of phlebotomus papatasi, the vector of old world zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis 2015 2189 Phlebotomine sand flies are the vectors of the Leishmania parasites as well as other bacterial and viral pathogens worldwide. Due to the variable impact of traditional vector control practices, a more ecologically-based approach is needed. The goal o...
Oviposition site-selection of Phlebotomus papatasi: the effects of conspecific stages 2018 10 Sand flies are the vectors of Leishmaniasis, which depending on the form, can be mutilating, debilitating, and/or deadly. Drawbacks of traditional vector control necessitate a more targeted control method. An alternative approach is to bring gravid f...
Assessment of entomological risk for Lyme borreliosis along a north-to-south gradient from southern Virginia into North Carolina 2018 109 Lyme disease (LD) has become the most prevalent vector-borne disease in the United States and the sixth Nationally Notifiable disease. Surveillance of Lyme disease from the 1992-2016 has shown a sustained documented expansion of LD moving south into ...