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Director of UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory leads a team of scientists on the frontlines of mosquito research from Florida

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October 9, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. For Jorge Rey, science has been a lifelong passion. At the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), he is director of the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Heritage Month, Jorge Rey, Mosquito, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
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What to know about mosquitoes and hurricane recovery

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September 30, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. After a hurricane, flooding and scattered debris that hold water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. “An increase in mosquito numbers can most likely ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Preparedness, Eva Buckner, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season, Hurricanes, Mosquitoes, Msoquito-borne Illness, Virus
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Nonnative lizard that appears to walk on water thrives in Florida

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September 7, 2022

Florida has three times as many nonnative established lizards as native ones. Among Florida’s approximately 50 species of nonnative lizards is the brown basilisk, a species now thriving in south and central Florida. In a new peer-reviewed ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amanda Thompson, Brown Basilisk, Edis, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Museum Of Natural History, FLorida Museum Of Natural History Herpetology Collection Database, IFAS NEWS, Ken Gioeli, Lawrence Reeves, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Nonnative Lizard, Steve Johnson, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County
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Women in Science: A conversation with the UF/IFAS scientist behind the Smartt Lab

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March 28, 2022

VERO BEACH, Fla. –  For decades, females have been at the forefront of careers in science, technology and mathematics (STEM). They generate scientific breakthroughs and inspire innovation in a variety of careers across the globe. For UF/IFAS, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chelsea Smartt, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Military Child Month, Mosquitoes, National Women's History Month, Women In Science

Mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus love to bite non-native lizards: What’s next?

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February 20, 2022

West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus circulate among wild birds via mosquitoes, occasionally spilling over to infect humans, horses and other animals.  New research finds that some of the primary vectors of West Nile and ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Culex Nigripalpus, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Lawrence Reeves, Mosquito Research, News, St. Louis Encephalitis, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, West Nile Virus

IPM Working Group Hosts Multi-State Workshop on Invasive Mosquitoes


February 4, 2022

BEACONS: Shedding Light on Invasive Mosquitoes in Southern Region USA On Monday January 24th 2022, the Mosquito BEACONS Working Group hosted a workshop on invasive mosquito bionomics and data management. We brought graduate students, mosquito ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, SIPMC, UFIFASExtension

Mosquito surveillance and control capacity in the South: Are we prepared for the next invasive species?


February 1, 2022

Mosquito BEACONS Surveyed Mosquito Control and Public Health Programs in the Southern Region USA We sent a survey to hundreds of mosquito control and public health programs across the southern region USA. We are interested in capturing information ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, UFIFASExtension

Invasive Species Working Group Meets to Discuss Priority Areas in Research and Extension


February 1, 2022

The mosquito BEACONS working group reconvened on 27 August 2021. During our last meeting, stakeholders identified 10 critically important topics in research and Extension. Thereafter, stakeholders were asked to rank these topics. To learn more ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, SIPMC, UFIFASExtension

New Working Group Established by UF/IFAS Researchers


December 22, 2021

Working Group to Tackle Invasive Mosquitoes in the South Invasive mosquito species are finding their way into the United States with greater frequency then ever before. The southern United States are more susceptible to invasions due to their ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, UF-IFAS

UF study: Mosquitoes can lead researchers to elusive Burmese Python

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January 30, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Burmese pythons may be big and scary, but they are hard to find. Now, researchers can enlist the aid of mosquitoes to find the invasive snake in south Florida, according to a study by a University of Florida Institute of ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, IFAS, Mosquitoes, News, Python

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